Bursaries & Scholarships

Scholarships (11+)

The award of a Scholarship is made solely on the basis of academic performance in tests and an interview taken at the age of 11. Awards are for the duration of the candidate’s time at Belmont and for the 5 years at Mill Hill School, provided that progress and conduct remain satisfactory. 

Academic Scholarships 

Academic Scholarships, worth normally up to 10% of the tuition fees, will be awarded on academic merit shown in the entrance examinations and any subsequent interviews. There is no financial means test in connection with the award of Scholarships, although awards may be increased by the addition of a means-tested bursary.

Scholarships are tenable for two years at Belmont and continue for five years at Mill Hill, our senior school. All pupils registered for Year 7 entry (internal and external candidates) will automatically be considered eligible for an Academic Scholarship. The pupils gaining the top marks (numbers vary from year to year) will be asked back to attend an additional interview. 

In addition to Academic Scholarships, we also offer Sports and Creative (Art, Drama, Design & Technology, Music) Scholarships.

Please click here to view the Admissions Calendar for deadline dates for Sport and Creative Scholarship applications.

Art Scholarships 

Art Scholarships are available at Belmont School. For more detailed information on deciding whether to make an application, please consult the Art scholarships page

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Design & Technology Scholarships 

D&T Scholarships are available at Belmont School. For more detailed information on deciding whether to make an application, please consult the D&T scholarships page

Application Form:

Drama Scholarships 

Drama Scholarships are available at Belmont School. For more detailed information on deciding whether to make an application, please consult the Drama scholarships page

Application Form:

Music Scholarships 

Music Scholarships are available at Belmont School. For more detailed information on deciding whether to make an application, please consult the Music scholarships page

Application Form:

Sports Scholarships

Sports Scholarships are available at Belmont from Year 7. For further information on Sports Scholarships offered at Belmont please consult the Sports Scholarships page.

Application Forms:

Bursaries (Years 7, 8)

The award of a bursary by the Mill Hill School Foundation is subject to the financial resources available at the time. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate financial need by completing a Statement of Financial Circumstances and awards can be up to 100% of the fee. 

The final decision will be made by The Governors of the Finance and General Purposes Committee, after recommendation by the Bursary Committee, of which the Head is a member. Consideration of academic standard, general conduct and overall contribution (either current or potential) to the school is reviewed by the Bursary Committee. All the information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence. 

All bursaries are subject to annual review. Any award made at Belmont will, provided the applicant continues to meet the criteria, continue through Mill Hill School. Bursaries are considered only when a child is in Years 7 and 8. 

Conditions of an award

Obligations of the pupil 

A pupil who is the subject of an award is required to work hard, to contribute positively to the life of the school, to be a credit to the school and to set a good example to other pupils. These are the Purposes of the Award. 

Obligations of the Parent/s 

The parents are expected to support and encourage the pupil to achieve the purposes of the award and to uphold the aims and the good name of the school. The parents are also required to pay the balance of the account by the first day of term. 

Withdrawal of the Award: 

The award may be withdrawn by written notice sent to a parent if, in the opinion of the Governors acting in good faith, the pupil or a parent has not complied with their obligations set out at paragraphs 1 and 2 above, or otherwise the pupil has fallen below the required standards of conduct and progress, and in the further opinion of the Governors, there has been no significant improvement following consultation with a parent and/or the pupil, and a written warning. Withdrawal of the award shall take effect from the start of the following term. 

Further, the award may be withdrawn by written notice if the balance of the account remains unpaid after a written reminder has been sent to the parents. 

Repayment events 

Parents shall be required forthwith upon written notice to repay all or part of the benefits they have received under the award in any of the following circumstances: 

  1. up to three terms benefit (if received) if the pupil has engaged serious misconduct or has been expelled or removed for reasons of misconduct by the requirement of the Head acting in good faith: 
  2. up to three terms benefits (if received) in a case of the pupil being withdrawn for any reason during a school term without a term’s written notice having been given. 
  3. Fees in lieu of notice: For the avoidance of doubt, the benefits payable under an award do not apply to any term for which the School has required payment of fees in lieu of notice. 

Standard Terms and Conditions 

These Conditions of Award take precedence of any of the school’s Standard Terms and Conditions which are inconsistent with them but in all other respects the Standard Terms and Conditions as amended from time to time shall apply and these Conditions of Award shall be interpreted in accordance with them. 

For further information about our bursaries please contact the Finance Office (Ms Julia Warbey) bursaries@millhill.org.uk (0)20 8906 6377 for an application form.