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Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarships and Bursaries at Oldham Hulme Grammar School

A range of scholarships and means tested bursaries are available to candidates applying to study at Oldham Hulme Grammar School. For further information please contact 

Year 7 Scholarships

Academic scholarships are available to those students scoring the highest overall marks in our entrance exam. The top 4 candidates will automatically receive a £4000 scholarship, positions 5-7 a £2000 award, and positions 8-10 receive a £1000 award. All these awards are minimum values, remain in place throughout a child’s time at the school, and are awarded regardless of parental income.

Sixth Form Scholarships for outstanding performance at GCSE

The school welcomes applications from high achieving external candidates. Sixth form scholarships will be awarded to candidates achieving in excess of 7 GCSE grades 7-9, these must include at least a grade 5 in English language and mathematics.

Students meeting this threshold will receive a minimum annual reduction in fees for each grade 9 of £500, for each grade 8 of £400, and for each grade 7, £300, to a maximum of £5500 fee remission. These sixth form scholarships are awarded regardless of parental income, and are available to existing students of the school and external applicants. 

Scholarships will not require annual testing of parental means but will be conditional on the performance of the pupil and the parents’/guardians’ support for the School. 

Bursary Awards

The Governors of Oldham Hulme Grammar School are committed to broadening access to the school by offering to eligible parents/guardians means-tested financial support for the payment of school fees.  This support is known as a bursary and takes the form of a discount of up to 100% of the tuition fees depending on the academic performance of the pupil and the financial, compassionate or other pertinent circumstances of the parents. 

The Application Process

Bursaries may be made available to parents/guardians of children entering Year 7 or Year 12 of the School. Household income and assets will be assessed via the school’s finance office. Families with a joint household income of less than £75,000 may be eligible for financial support through the school’s bursary scheme. Parents/guardians seeking a bursary are required to complete an application form (HM1) which seeks to establish the financial circumstances of the family by requesting details of income, expenditure and capital.

Currently 1 in 10 pupils studying at the school benefit from bursary support of some kind.


In assessing a child’s suitability attention will be given to the academic assessment result of each applicant, but potential will also be considered as well as actual achievement. Bursary funds are limited and those judged most suitable will be given priority as those likely to gain most from the educational provision. Each pupil to whom support is offered must, in the opinion of the Principal, be likely to make sound academic progress following admission and possess the potential to develop the quality of his or her work, and benefit from participation in the wider, extra-curricular activities on offer at the School. In normal circumstances, each applicant should meet the School’s normal academic requirements.  Previous school reports may be consulted for evidence of good behaviour. 

Principal’s Discretion 

The Principal has the facility to award a scholarship to a pupil he feels will make a significant contribution to the school because of their academic, sporting, musical or dramatic abilities.

For those receiving bursaries the Principal and Head of Finance will have the discretion to effect the reduction or withdrawal of an award where a pupil’s progress, attitude or behaviour has been unsatisfactory or where the parents/guardians have failed to support the school, for example by the late payment of any contribution they are making to the fees or in the return of means testing information such as the documentary evidence.


The School respects the confidentiality of all awards made to families, and recipients are expected to do likewise.