Scholarships and Bursaries


The School offers a range of scholarships for pupils of outstanding academic, musical, sporting or artistic talent. These are awarded on the basis of examination and assessment. Awards cover entry at all ages from Year 7 including sixth form entrants.

The fee remission associated with scholarships is not means dependent and is usually worth no more than 5-10% of the termly fee. 


Academic scholarships are awarded to the top performers in the entrance examination from Year 7 upwards. Potential scholars will be invited for interviews following the entrance examination in January. There is no separate form to complete.




A small number of sports scholarships are awarded at Sixth Form entry to outstanding, all-round sportsmen/ women who have achieved a high level of competence in two or more sports, of which at least one is a major LGS team-sport. Candidates will be assessed and interviewed by the Director of Sport and will be expected to demonstrate qualities of leadership and team-play of a very high order. Candidates will be required to provide a specialist reference from their current Head/ Director of PE/Sport. They will be expected to be committed to the sporting life of the school throughout the Sixth Form.

For more information and how to apply, click here

Scholarships are awarded by the Headmaster and are conditional on the recipient playing a full and active part in the life of the School.


Bursary support is available either for new applicants to the School or for existing pupils whose circumstances have changed. Bursaries are available only to pupils in Year 7 and above at Leicester Grammar School. Bursaries of up to 100% of the termly fee are available, subject to rigorous testing of financial need and limited by the overall bursaries budget. 

It is sadly the case that the number of applications for assistance greatly exceeds the ability of the School to provide such help, so please note these awards are not guaranteed.

Click here for further information about bursaries and how to apply.

Sir Thomas White Trust Scholarship

Leicester Grammar School is pleased to offer the opportunity to apply for a full scholarship for students hoping to join the Sixth Form. The funding for this is from the Sir Thomas White Trust and covers the full tuition fee for both Sixth Form years.

Suitable applicants must:

  • permanently reside in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland
  • expect to achieve 9 grades at GCSE at level 9-7
  • be currently educated in a state school
  • have a family income of less than £45,000 (and this can be means-tested on application)
  • be interviewed by representatives of the Sir Thomas White Trust who make the final selection. To convince the interviewing panel you will need to show ambition and drive to succeed

To apply, please follow the normal Grammar School application (complete both the standard and Sixth Form specific application forms - see links below - and return along with a copy of the applicant’s birth certificate and the £75 registration fee) as well as a covering letter to explain why you should be considered for the award. The deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday 16th December 2020.

Interviews will take place at Leicester Grammar School in January 2021 and with the Sir Thomas White Trust representatives in February 2021.

For more information or to apply, please contact admissions@leicestergrammar.org.uk.

Please do not contact Sir Thomas White Trust direct. However, information is available on their website http://www.stwcharity.co.uk/scholarships/