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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 £400, for each grade 8 of £300, and for each grade 7, £200, to a maximum of £4400 fee remission, subject to annual review. 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 means-tested financial support for the payment of school fees to eligible parents/guardians of children entering Year 7 or Year 12. 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 circumstances of the parents. 


Families with a joint household income of less than £75,000 may be eligible for financial support through the school’s bursary scheme. 

Application Process

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. All pupils registered to sit the entrance exam will receive an electronic link to the bursary application form(HM1), from November (prior to the exam) onwards. The deadline for bursary applications is the Friday before the entrance exam. It is imperative that the HM1 form is returned PRIOR to sitting the Entrance Exam. Household income and assets will be assessed via the school’s finance office.


In assessing a child’s suitability attention will be given to the academic assessment result of each applicant. 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. 

What Happens Next

Successful entrance exam candidates will receive an offer letter from the Principal in February.  This letter will also provide notification as to whether or not the request for financial assistance has been successful, and if so, the value of the bursary award to be allocated and the parental fee contribution required. If the offer is to be accepted parents must then return their acceptance form and pupil deposits to confirm their place and accept any bursary award offered.

Once an offer has been accepted and following the end of the financial year a second bursary application form (HM2) is sent to parents and must be completed and returned along with documentary evidence of income, assets and liabilities. A confirmation letter from the Finance Office will be sent to verify all evidence received corresponds with the original bursary application form (HM1) on which the Principal’s offer was made. A tuition fee bill will be emailed in August, January and April with one third of the annual bursary award deducted from the fee bill.

Providing there is no significant increase in the household income a bursary award will be deducted from the annual fees from Year 7 to Year 13. Therefore, an HM2 form is required to be completed with documentary evidence each year providing financial details from the previous financial year. The value of the bursary award granted in Year 7 will remain the same throughout the child’s years in attendance but the annual fees may increase and therefore the parental contribution will increase. No increase will be given in the bursary award should your annual income reduce. However, Bursary awards may be reduced should your annual income increase significantly.

Currently approximately 1 in 5 pupils studying at the school benefit from bursary support of some kind

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.