When the High School of Glasgow became an independent school in 1976, the Governors were determined to provide the means for as many pupils of ability as possible to attend the School, whatever their family's financial circumstances. They created the High School of Glasgow Educational Trust with the intention of providing Bursaries to support school fee payments. In 1977/78, 8 pupils received Bursary support. The Chairman of the Educational Trust is a member of the Board of Governors of the High School.
Pupils already in the High School are also eligible for Bursaries when a degree of financial need has arisen. Bursaries are, however, only available at the Senior School, which includes Transitus (P7).
In session 2011-12, 50 pupils have received Bursary support. 61 pupils will be receiving assistance in Session 2012-13 ranging from 15% to 100% of the Tuition fees.
Bursaries are awarded mainly on academic merit, but the value of each award depends on financial need and may vary from year to year. A Bursary will usually continue throughout a child’s time at the Senior School, but the continuation of a Bursary is dependent on satisfactory standards of academic achievement and behaviour.
Parents wishing to apply for Bursaries for children who are not already pupils at the High School should complete the main Application Form and tick the box below your signature. Children will be asked to sit the normal entrance tests, which take place in late January, and results will be available before the end of February. All applications are considered by the Bursary Award Committee following recommendations from the Rector and Bursar. The recommendation is based on entrance test results together with a demonstration of financial need, evidenced by the completion by the parents of a confidential declaration of their financial circumstances. This determines the initial value of the Bursary award, which will be subject to an annual review process performed on a sample of Bursary recipients each year.
There will be no public announcement of the awards of Bursaries and no distinction will be made between the holders of Bursaries and full fee-paying pupils.
If you require any further information please contact the Bursar, Mrs Juliet Simpson, BAcc, CA on 0141 954 9628.