NHSG - Our admissions team answer your questions on scholarships, bursaries and exhibitions

Our admissions team answer your questions on scholarships, bursaries and exhibitions

September 28, 2022

With a wide ranging awards programme on offer, the excellent admissions team at Newcastle High School for Girls (NHSG) answer your questions on scholarships, bursaries and exhibitions.

Why do you offer an Awards Programme at NHSG?

At NHSG, our aim is to empower girls to be leaders, trailblazers and world shapers. With this in mind, our awards programme provides transformative opportunities for pupils to join a school where they can develop the confidence to find their own voice and grow into the person they want to be.

What awards do you offer at NHSG?

We offer scholar and bursary awards for girls joining NHSG in Year 7 and Year 12 in September 2023.  You can also apply for Year 7 exhibition awards for Dance, Drama, Music and Sport.

How many awards are given?

There is always a high level of applications for our awards and the number of awards given each year varies – it depends on pupil performance and the funds available in a given year.

What’s the difference between a scholar award and a bursary?

At NHSG, a scholar award is an academic award based on a girl’s performance in either our Entrance Examinations (Year 7) or Scholar Award application process (Year 12).

A bursary is a means tested award, so, in addition to performing at a high standard in our entrance processes, a family’s household income must meet our bursary eligibility criteria.

How can I apply for a scholar award or a bursary?

There’s a lot more detail about the NHSG Awards Programme on our school website but the next step is to make an online application for your daughter to join NHSG and respond to the questions included about the awards offered. It’s worth noting that at Year 7 all applicants will be considered for a scholar award when they sit our entrance examinations in January 2023.

After making your application to NHSG, we’ll guide you carefully through the next steps in the awards process.  The deadline for all award applications is Friday 16th December 2022.

What difference can a scholar award or bursary make to school fees?

As well as the prestige that comes with achieving a scholar award or bursary at NHSG, the awards also include a remission of school fees. Our scholar awards can be for up to 30% per year, and, we also offer a head’s scholar award for the highest performing pupil in our entrance/scholar award examinations for up to 50% per year.

A bursary award amount is dependent on household income and can be for up to 100% of the school fees.

I am interested in an Exhibition Award, can you please tell me more?

At NHSG an exhibition award is an option for girls applying to join Year 7 who can demonstrate achievement, skills and passion in either Dance, Drama, Music or Sport.  Again parents can use the NHSG application form to express an interest in applying for an exhibition award which, if awarded, can be for up to a £1000 remission of fees per year.

We’ve seen a reference to Reece Sixth Form Awards on your website. What are these?

In partnership with The Reece Foundation we are able to offer the brightest and most able potential engineers, who are currently in Year 11 at a maintained school, the opportunity to join NHSG.  The Reece Awards are means tested and can be for a remission of up to 100% of school fees.

The NHSG Admissions Team is here to help you with all your questions. Please do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you: 0191 2016511  admissions@ncl.gdst.net