Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships are awarded to pupils who we believe have potential for academic excellence or outstanding achievements in other areas.

A range of Scholarships, awarded by the Headmistress, are available. Earning the title of Scholar is a major achievement and one of which both parents and child should be very proud.  As well as the kudos of being a scholar, pupils awarded scholarships will be assigned a Scholarship Mentor to guide and extend their learning. All Scholars benefit from inclusion in the relevant Scholars’ programme.

The following scholarships are available:

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Creative Arts Scholarships in art, drama, dance, music and sport

Application forms for our Scholarships can be obtained from the Registrar and will be available in the Autumn Term.

Scholarships are awarded in Year 6 (for Years 7, 8 and 9), Year 9 (for Years 10 and 11) and Year 11 (for Years 12 and 13).

The Headmistress may also award discretionary scholarships to students joining the School at other times.

Scholars will be expected to make a significant contribution to School life through their enthusiasm and commitment to the particular area for which they have been recognised and the School reserves the right to withdraw scholarships from students who do not meet these expectations.

In addition, every candidate for a scholarship at Princess Helena College will be interviewed by a member of the Senior Leadership Team. This will be a general interview seeking to explore a candidate's overall levels of motivation and breadth of interest in education. The interview may: touch on the award for which the candidate has presented themselves, consider current affairs or make use of stimulus text or pictures.


We offer bursaries for families whose capable, talented son or daughter merit a place, but who need financial support to access a first class education at Princess Helena College. 

For more information about the scholarship or bursary procedure please contact our Registrar, Melanie Harper, melanie.harper@phchitchin.com.


Important Dates

Deadline for entrance scholarship and bursary applications - Friday 29 November 2019

Incoming Year 7 & 9 Assessment Day - Thursday 16 January 2020

Scholarship interviews - Monday 20 January - Friday 24 January 2020

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