The Bursary Fund
The Bursary Fund
As a charity Manchester High School for Girls is committed to providing education to academically gifted girls regardless of circumstance, and offers financial assistance through a small number of part or full bursaries to girls joining in Year 7 or Year 12, as resources allow.
A proportion of these bursary awards will offer assistance with tuition fees according to a sliding scale that is linked to family income. Families with a total gross income of up to £14,500 may be eligible for full remission of fees. With a gross income of between £14,500 and £50,000 (2020/21) families may be eligible for a partial remission of fees. Students from families in receipt of a Bursary may qualify for free school lunches.
Where there are two or more sisters attending Manchester High School for Girls at the same time and both are in receipt of financial assistance, parents may qualify for a further 20% reduction in their contribution to fees only under the bursary scheme.
Applicants should notify the School as soon as possible of their intention to apply for a bursary by completing Question 10 the relevant question on the registration form supplied with the prospectus. All bursaries are means tested – please see details above. Support will be given on a sliding scale depending on income.
As part of the process of assessing Bursary applications it is the School’s practice to visit the parents of a sample of applicants at home. Bursary assistance will be re-evaluated annually to ensure any changes in circumstance are taken into account. Owing to a high demand and a limited number of bursary places available, bursary assistance will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement.
It is important to note that by applying for a Bursary you are not guaranteed any financial assistance. Families will receive notification of their bursary when they are advised whether their daughter has been awarded a place at MHSG.
Bursaries will be awarded on the basis of an annual grant, the maximum amount of which will be specified when a place is offered. All awards, whether calculated according to family income or on a flat rate, will be based on a combination of academic merit and a parental statement of need. They will be subject to an annual review of income. Details will be confidential but supporting documentation will be required and the School reserves the right to seek any other documentary evidence in support of the income figures submitted which it deems necessary.
Pupils, who are in receipt of a bursary and live at a considerable distance from school, may qualify for an annual grant towards the costs of travel. A uniform grant of up to £420 may also be available to pupils in receipt of some bursary at the beginning of Year 7 only. To be considered for any of these extra grants (which are limited) parents must make a written request to the Head Mistress following their acceptance of a place. Please contact the Finance Office for further details of the eligibility criteria. Bursary applications received after the entrance examination will NOT be considered.
A student may be in receipt of a scholarship and a bursary. However, if a joint award is made, the total value of the support provided will not exceed the value of the bursary, had a scholarship not been awarded.
For further information on scholarships please contact the Registrar or visit the School website. The closing date for registration is Wednesday 16 December 2020. Financial assistance is not usually available to support girls in the Preparatory Department.
The Bursary Fund