Scholarships are available at 11+ and 16+. 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 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.

Scholarships for Music (11+ and 16+) and Sports (16+ only) are also available.

Ogden Trust Science Scholarships

Teesside High School sponsors Sixth Form Physics students as part of the prestigious Ogden Trust Science Scholarship Scheme. The scheme operates for students who possess outstanding ability in Physics.

Click here for more information on the Ogden Trust Scholarship Scheme (PDF)


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 for more details.

*subject to means testing

Click here to download the Scholarships and Bursaries Policy (PDF).

To be considered for a Scholarship a pupil must first apply, using the School’s application form. For more details, call the Admissions Registrar on 01642 782095.