Fees and bursaries

Fees 2018-19

Annual Termly 9-monthly by DD (Jul-Mar)
Senior School £13,788 £4,596 £1,532
Junior School £10,296 £3,432 £1,144
Rose Court £9,441 £3,147 £1,049
Nursery* (3 days part time) £5,664.60 £1888.20 £629.40
Nursery* (4 days part time) £7,552.80 £2,517.60 £839.20
Lunches are not included in the fees.  For 2018-19 the full time lunches for Rose Court and junior school will be £530 per year. Senior school pupils use a card system.

Fees must be paid in advance. If paying termly the fee payments are due 31 July, 31 October and 31 January. For further information please contact the fees department on 0113 228 5127 or fees@gsal.org.uk

*All 3 year old children attending The Grammar School at Leeds are currently eligible to claim the Free Early Education Entitlement up to and including the term in which the child is 5.  The first 15 hours of Early Years Foundation Stage education are delivered completely free of charge.  The balance of fees payable for the term are due entirely in respect of the additional hours your child attends the school.

Means-tested bursaries

We offer a limited number of means-tested bursaries for new pupils joining Year 7 and Sixth Form. These may cover the full fee or part of the fee, depending on household income. Our bursaries are offered to pupils who rank highly in the senior school entrance exam (Year 7 bursaries) or have excellent GCSE grades (sixth form bursaries) and whose families meet our financial criteria. We do not offer scholarships based solely on academic or sporting ability.

Bursary eligibility is assessed by income bands available to household incomes that do not exceed £60,000.  For a brief overview of the income bands please see the below table.

Bursary bands for September 2018 entry
Gross household income Typical bursary award
0-£25k 100%
£25-31k 95-85%
31-£41k 85-60%
£41-£51k 60-35%
£51-£60k 35-10%

For more details on our income bands please refer to our bursary policy.

Please note the deadline to apply for a bursary for September 2018 entry (Year 7 or Sixth Form) has now passed.

Bursaries are offered following a rigorous means-testing process which includes a home visit and an assessment of your child’s academic performance but please be aware that while our bursary funds are growing steadily, there is extremely high competition for the awards with typically six applications for every Year 7 bursary and three per sixth form bursary.

Documentation and guidance for bursary applications follows:



Music Scholarships

The Grammar School at Leeds has a proud music tradition and music is a central part of school life. With this in mind we offer a small number of music scholarships to new pupils looking to join the school in year 7 and, depending on the scholar’s musical ability, a scholarship may cover 15% of the tuition fees or the cost of free instrumental lessons. Music scholarship applications involve an audition and as competition is high we expect applicants to be approaching or at Grades 4 or 5, preferably on an orchestral instrument however this is not essential.

In order to apply for a music scholarship, please indicate your interest when prompted in our online admissions application. Music scholarships are offered to applicants who have satisfied our entrance requirements, both in the academic examination and at interview.

Or, if you prefer to chat with someone please call our admissions team on 0113 229 1552