Lichfield Cathedral School

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Scholarships and bursaries

Scholarships, and the fee reductions they bring, are awarded to students that have shown outstanding achievement so far in their education, academically or in other areas.

A limited number of Academic, Art, Drama, Music and Sport Scholarships are available for pupils entering Year 7 and Year 12 and usually represent a 5-10% remission of school fees. It is possible to hold more than one Scholarship, but the maximum fee remission is 20%. In addition, pupils may apply for Music and Sport Scholarships at any point during Years 7-13 when they have reached the required level of ability and achievement.

Assessments for Scholarships may involve a practical element (e.g. audition, drawing exercise, sports activity) and a review of previous achievement (e.g. a portfolio of evidence). All applicants will be interviewed by the relevant Head of Department.

For Music Scholarships, the minimum standards usually required are Grade 4 ABRSM for main study and Grade 3 Theory for Year 7 entry and Grade 8 ABRSM for main study and Grade 7 Theory for Year 12 entry. We will also assess pupils performing at these levels who have not yet taken any grade exams and take musical potential into account.


A limited number of means-tested bursaries are available each year. A prospective pupil must have been offered a place at the school before an application for a bursary can be considered. All bursaries, included those listed below, are means-tested.

Clergy and Armed Forces Bursaries: Sons and daughters of clergy may be eligible for a 10% remission of school fees. Children of members of the British Armed Forces and children of British civilian personnel employed by the Armed Forces may be eligible for a 25-50% bursary.

Former Pupils Bursary: The children of former pupils of Lichfield Cathedral School may be eligible for a remission of school fees of up to 5% and is subject to application. Please contact Admissions on 01543 306168 for details.

Reduction for siblings: Fee reductions are available for siblings. This reduction applies when all children are in attendance as fee-paying pupils at the same time.

For more information, contact the Finance team on 01543 306172.