Scholarships and Bursaries
At Newcastle School for Boys we offer our pupils both a scholarship and a bursary scheme. It is possible for a pupil to hold both a scholarship and a bursary, although they are awarded as two separate entities.
Our scholarships are awarded based upon a boy’s merit and potential whilst a bursary may be awarded based upon the family’s finances.
Scholarships are awarded based upon a boy’s performance within his entrance and scholarship assessments.
The financial value of a scholarship award will vary usually up to a maximum of 50%.
In the Senior School, scholarships are available for entry into Years 7, 9 and the Sixth Form. They may be awarded for academic, sporting, music or artistic excellence. All-rounder awards are also available.
In the Junior School, academic scholarships are available for entry into Year 3.
Those wishing to apply for a scholarship into one of the above entry years should state so when completing their application form for a place at the School. We will then be in touch to arrange your son’s scholarship assessment.
Our scholarship assessments take place on our assessment day early each spring term. Whilst our scholarship assessments have passed for September 2018 entry, we are now taking scholarship applications for September 2019.
Newcastle School for Boys is committed to maintaining broad access for boys who would benefit from the excellent all-round education at the School by offering assistance with the payment of fees to parents who are otherwise unable to afford them.
Help to boys in Year 3 and above is available with fees on a sliding scale linked to family income and other financial information
In most circumstances, the maximum level of assistance is 50% of the fees (in exceptional circumstances the Governors can decide to increase this). Each case is considered on its merits but it is unlikely that any significant bursary award would be made to a family with a gross income of more than £60,000.
The level of assistance will be reviewed annually and parents will be required to provide details of their income and capital each year to enable their contribution to fees to be re-assessed.
Those interested in applying for a bursary should state so when completing their application form for a place at the School, following receipt of which we send out our Bursary Application Form for completion.
Should you have any questions about applying for either a scholarship of bursary assistance for your son, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0191 255 9303.
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