A range of Scholarships are available at 11+ and 16+. We introduced a new range of other Scholarships in 2012 – please see below for details. To be considered for a Scholarship a pupil must first apply, using the School’s application form.

Scholarships are awarded based on the pupil’s performance in the Scholarship assessments. Students whose performance is close to that of a Scholar may be awarded an Exhibition, i.e. a one-off fixed Financial Award.

The award of a Scholarship is not only highly prestigious for the student, but entitles the holder to a modest discount each term for the duration of the Award. In addition, scholars are entitled to apply for further financial assistance. In line with current Charities Legislation, all such discounts are means tested. The means test is the standard applied across Independent Schools’ Council schools and is administered in accordance with the Independent Schools Bursars’ Association guidelines.

Academic Scholarships

The Academic Scholarship Assessment Day for September 2014 entry into Year 7 will be held in early 2014. Pupils who score highly in the assessment which is completed during the January Year 7 Taster Day are invited back to sit a Scholarship test. If you wish to apply, please contact our Admissions Registrar on 01642 782095 for further details.

Music and Sports Scholarships

Scholarships for Music (11+ and 16+) and Sport (16+) are also available. The next assessment day for these Scholarships will take place in spring 2014. If you still wish to apply, please contact our Admissions Registrar on 01642 782095.

NEW: Cleveland Scholarship for Girls/Queen Victoria Scholarship for Boys

There have been TWO new ‘all-rounder’ scholarships introduced for a boy and a girl in Year 7 called the Cleveland Scholarship for Girls and the Queen Victoria Scholarship for Boys. These will be awarded to one boy and one girl in Year 7 who excel, both academically and in one other area e.g. music or sport. These scholarships will attract an award of £1000 per annum. Assessments are held in the summer term.

NEW: The Hurworth Scholarship

There will be up to THREE Hurworth Scholarships in memory of Hurworth House School, which will be awarded in Year 9 for excellence in English or Mathematics. Assessments are held in the summer term.

Details relating to eligibility criteria for these Scholarships can be obtained from the Head’s PA, Mrs Brown by telephoning 01642 782095 or emailing info@teessidehigh.co.uk.


Bursaries may only be awarded in the Senior School to those families with the most limited of means who are most likely to benefit from the education offered at the School.

They may also be awarded in the Sixth Form to local pupils whose parents have limited financial means, and sometimes these are available to help families who already have a place at the School, but whose circumstances have changed significantly during their time here.

The Hurworth House Bursary

In honour of Hurworth House School, we have a new fund for specific postcodes in Darlington and the surrounding areas. If you live in the postcode areas DL1, DL2, DL3, DL6 or DL7 you may be eligible for a Hurworth House Bursary of up to £2,000 per academic year for your children*. You may also be eligible for further assistance through our standard bursary scheme. Please contact our Finance Manager on 01642 782095 or email info@teessidehigh.co.uk for more details.

*subject to means testing