Help with school fees

The Glasgow Academy is a great place to develop your sporting, musical, artistic or other talents. We do everything we can to help able children can get an Academy education - and that may include paying their fees.

The Academy is able to offer some free places and help with fees through the generosity of its former pupils, parents and friends. Bursaries are means-tested according to the family income and financial position of each applicant.

Help with fees (10-100%) may be awarded at entry to Prep 7 and to all years in the Senior School, based on evidence of financial need and entrance test results. Help with fees may also be awarded to existing pupils in Prep 7 and in the Senior School in cases of demonstrable financial need. It is not currently available below Prep 7 because of the level of need for bursaries in Prep 7 and in the Senior School.

Families applying for help with fees will be asked to supply information about their financial circumstances, including assets and income, in confidence. By way of guidance, we are unlikely to be able to help parents whose combined income currently exceeds £65,000 if one child is to be educated or £75,000 if two children require financial assistance, or where there are significant assets.

In order to ensure fairness and enable the school to prioritise help, bursary applications should be submitted prior to the January entrance exam or - for existing pupils - by mid-May each year.

No difference is made between those children getting help with fees and those whose parents are paying full fees, and there is no public statement of the award of help with fees. All help with fees is reassessed annually, and therefore might rise or fall, but will normally continue at a similar level as long as a child is in the school, provided there is no significant change in the family's financial situation.

Applications are now closed for bursary support for August 2022 entry. 

If you would like more information on our bursary provision for future sessions, please give us a call on 0141 342 5494.

Total means-tested bursaries awarded in the academic year 2020-21 amounted to £1,112,663, which is 6.2% of the school's total fee income.  In total, 133 pupils received a bursary, representing 15% of the school roll eligible for a bursary (P7 to S6). 

There are a number of educational trusts that can help with fees. Please follow this link for details of the Educational Trusts Forum. The Educational Grants Advice Helpline phone number is 01932 865619 and lines are open 9-11am Monday to Friday.