Awards & Bursaries

We have recently reviewed our provision of scholarships and bursaries.

We currently set aside a significant sum each year in order to fund academic and other scholarships and to allow us to provide bursaries to pupils whose families would otherwise be unable to afford our fees. One conclusion of this review is that the School should seek to reduce the amount of money which it devotes to scholarships in order to increase the amount available for means-tested bursaries. From September 2009, therefore, we will reduce the maximum amount awarded in any new scholarship or combination of scholarships (including Sixth Form scholarships) to 10% of a day or boarding fee, as appropriate.

Scholarships currently held by pupils at the School, including those entering in September, are not affected by this change. Of course, parents of all pupils, including those awarded scholarships, are able to apply, in the event of financial difficulty, for bursary support from the School and one effect of this change should be to allow us to increase the amount of bursary support that we are able to offer. Any parent wishing to apply for a bursary should contact the Bursar’s office bursaries@mhsfoundation.org.uk or on 020 8959 8131 in order to request a bursary application form and a copy of our current bursary policy.

A wide range of Awards are offered to pupils entering in the Fourth and Sixth Forms (Years 9 and 12). These Awards broadly fall into two categories – Scholarships and Bursaries.

Scholarships, which attract a maximum of 10% fee remission, are available to pupils showing exceptional talent in a variety of areas both in the classroom and on the sports field. In addition to major awards, there are a number of minor Awards or Exhibitions also on offer. The Head, Deputy Head (External) or the Assistant Registrar are happy to advise parents and feeder schools about any of these awards.
Full information about scholarships can be found on the Fourth Form and Sixth Form Awards pages, including a downloadable application form.

Please see our Admissions Calendar for details on the closing date for bursary applications.

Means-tested bursaries are available to new entrants to the School. Such awards are intended to extend the benefits of a Mill Hill education to pupils whose families would not otherwise be able to afford the School’s fees. In addition, the School makes provision for the award of hardship bursaries to assist families who experience sudden and unexpected hardship. Bursaries are funded from the School’s fee income, supplemented by contributions to the Mill Hill School Foundation Appeal. Bursary awards are made by the Court of Governors upon the recommendation of the Foundation Bursary Committee. Families wishing to apply for financial support are encouraged to request a Bursary Application Form and a copy of the School’s Bursary Policy, both of which are available from the Bursar’s office bursaries@mhsfoundation.org.uk or on 020 8959 8131.

The ABC Bursary

ABC stands for A Better Chance. Thanks to the generosity of Old Millhillians, the Foundation is able to offer a full-fee bursary to a pupil (from a low income family) with the credentials to be successful at Mill Hill School. The donors who fund this bursary believe that Mill Hill gave them an excellent start in life, a basis on which to build success in their careers. They wish to make a similar opportunity available to a young person in the future.