Two means-tested bursaries are awarded on entry to Year 7 in the Senior School.  These are awarded from our limited bursary fund based on financial need, but also taking into account what the individual child may be able to offer the School. Once awarded, a bursary will usually continue until either the completion of Year 11 or the Upper Sixth, assuming there is no change to the financial circumstances of the family and that satisfactory progress is made by the pupil.


Sixth Form scholarships are available to external candidates in Year 11 who will have achieved at least an average of at least seven grade 6s in mock GCSE examinations, with a grade 7 or above in the subjects wishing to be studied.

These Scholarships are aimed at pupils who show excellence in specific areas:

Science And Engineering (Keith Duckworth)

The level of award varies, taking into account individual circumstances and performance in the Scholarship Examinations. The percentage offered will range for a nominal offer of 5% up top 100% of the tuition fees payable.

Once awarded, a Scholarship will usually continue until completion of the Upper Sixth, assuming no change in financial circumstances and satisfactory progress is made by the pupil.

Our Scholars will be expected to play a full and active role in school role.

Candidates wishing to apply for a Scholarship will be invited to sit two papers on those subjects that they wish to study at A Level. They will also attend a short interview with the Headmaster.

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated to commemorate Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother’s association with Pitsford School. It is awarded annually to one pupil who already attends the School, is in receipt of a bursary and whose academic progress is deemed to be exceptional. 

Value: Means-tested up to 100% off tuition fees, excluding lunches, school trips, visits and other sundry items.

Keith Duckworth Scholarships

There are two Sixth Form scholarships at the School. These means-tested scholarships celebrate the life and work of Keith Duckworth, co-founder of Cosworth Engineering, who died in December 2005. The Keith Duckworth Scholarship is open to pupils from families of modest means, who would otherwise be unable to attend an independent school, and who are studying Physics and Mathematics at A Level.  

Value: Means-tested up to 100% off tuition fees, excluding lunches, school trips, visits and other sundry items.

Full details about these scholarships for potential engineers and scientists can be downloaded here.