Scholarships & Bursaries

We are keen to open up the unique educational experience at Westbourne House. We offer a number of awards and scholarships, as well as means-tested bursaries to help with fees.


Sharman Academic Scholarship

The Sharman Academic Scholarship is open to all children entering Year 3 (7+) at Westbourne House. Candidates are expected to demonstrate high academic potential and intellectual curiosity. Awards will initially be offered for Years 3-6, but may be continued on merit to Year 8.  Each scholarship has a value of up to 15% of the fees.

Key Dates  
Application DeadlineFriday 23 February 2024
AssessmentsSaturday 2 March 2024

Contact to register your interest.

The Maurice Ellis Music Scholarship

Music is a central feature of Westbourne House life. Facilities are excellent, with a purpose built music school and a theatre complex. Our director of music and his team direct the numerous choirs, ensembles, bands and orchestras, as well as managing an extensive individual tuition programme. A number of music scholarships are available to children entering Years 3 and 4. Awards are made up to 20% of the school fees, in addition to free musical tuition.

Key Dates  
Application DeadlineFriday 1 March 2024
AssessmentsFriday 8 March 2024

Contact to register your interest.


In addition to the above awards, we would always be interested to hear from the parents of children with strong talents in academics, music or sport. An award may be made for one discipline, or a child who has strong all round abilities may be considered. All award recipients must be of good academic ability, or show strong potential.

Awards may be made for children going into any of Years 3-7, subject to space being available. All awards will be means-tested, and so the fees set will be entirely dependent on the family’s ability to pay. Awards may be up to 100% of the fees, subject to an independent assessment, which will take account of income and assets.

All children will sit an academic assessment in English, Maths and cognitive areas, as well as their area of specialism. Assessments will take place in the Easter term and summer term, although parents should contact us at any time in order to register their interest.

The number of awards made will not be fixed and is at the discretion of the school.

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