A number of honorary Scholarships are offered for entry into Year 7. These have no financial value, but confer considerable prestige. Whilst our Scholarships no longer command any monetary value, we still have them in place as a formal record of excellence in the 11+ examinations across the Foundation. This has continued to be popular with parents and primary schools alike as reward in itself for the hard work that students have undertaken before these examinations.

Scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are dependent upon examination performance. There is no need to make separate applications to be considered for these awards.

We also offer a number of Assisted Scholarship places to students joining us in Year 12.

School Assisted Places – Sixth Form

A number of significant School Assisted Places are also available for Year 12 entry, up to 50% of fees (larger bursaries may be available, dependent upon exceptional performance at GCSE). These are dependent upon performance in the GCSE examinations, parental income and a meeting at the School.

Music Awards

Music Scholarships are available at 11+ (Year 7), 13+ (Year 9) and 16+ (Year 12). We welcome applications from both internal and external candidates; an offer of a Scholarship is conditional on gaining entry to one of the Schools in the Loughborough Schools Foundation.

Music Scholarships are available by audition in January to exceptional practical musicians, whether instrumentalists or vocalists. They provide the framework for a comprehensive partnership between the pupil and the Music department. Music Scholarships will be tenable for the duration of a pupil’s time at the Loughborough Schools Foundation, subject to annual review, and comprise individually tailored support with performance practice, music theory and aural skills, unrivalled ensemble experience and full access to the Enhanced Music Programme. Scholars must be enthusiastic and able musicians, who can demonstrate their passion for the subject as well as their technical skill. They will be mentored throughout their time at School to ensure they become the best musicians that they can be. Competition for Scholarships is very fierce and they are strictly limited in number.

Please click here to submit a Music Scholarship Application Form

Harry Humber Sixth Form Music Scholarship 2024

The Worshipful Company of Plaisterers’ Harry Humber Music Scholarship is available for a Sixth Form musician living in Leicestershire or Nottinghamshire with a household income of £40,000 (or demonstrating financial need) or less wishing to attend Loughborough Grammar School, Loughborough High School or Loughborough Amherst School in September 2024.

The scholarship will provide £7,500 a year towards tuition fees with the opportunity to top up to 100% based on financial need.

As a condition of the award, the recipient will perform at Plaisterers’ Hall once a year. We will also provide The Worshipful Company of Plaisterers’ with an annual update on the scholar’s progress during their time in Sixth Form.

Please click here to find out more about the Harry Humber Sixth Form Music Scholarship 2024

Sir Thomas White Trust Scholarship for Sixth Form

Loughborough Schools Foundation are pleased to invite strong academic applicants who live in Leicestershire and Rutland with the opportunity to apply for the Sir Thomas White Trust Scholarship. The Scholarship is available for students who are currently educated in a state school and who would not have the means to pay for a place normally. The Scholarship will cover all tuition fees for Sixth Form study for two years.

The Sir Thomas White charity awards a maximum of three sixth form scholarships to independent schools across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland each year.  Therefore please be aware that this is a competitive process for applicants and that not all schools/colleges taking part in the programme will be able to award scholarships.

Further details, eligibility criteria and the application process can be found on the Sir Thomas White Trust website:

Application forms for Sixth Form study at Loughborough High School can be accessed here: Registration Form – Sixth Form

For further information or to make an application, please contact Alison Anderson, on 01509 283800 or by email