Scholarships and Fee Assistance


Each year we are proud to award a limited number of Academic and Music scholarships to pupils who are capable of extremely high levels of achievement and who we believe will make a significant contribution to the life of the School.  

Awards may vary dependent on an applicant’s performance in the entrance examinations and scholarship interviews/auditions for entry into Years 7. 

In addition, honorary scholarships which recognise achievement and potential in Music, Sport or Academics may be awarded at the end of Year 7, 9 or upon entry into the Sixth Form.

Tranby Sixth Form Scholarship

For September 2024, and for each September hereafter, we will select the first recipients of the Tranby Sixth Form Scholarship: two fully-funded places at Tranby. 

Tranby is immensely proud of its Sixth Form. It offers extensive academic and extra-curricular opportunities to its students, secures outstanding A level results, and supports the most aspirational of applications to university and to other post-A level opportunities, and preparing young women and men for all that may come in later life. Tranby values leadership, integrity, ingenuity, and determination, and our students embody these every day.  

One of the further strengths of our Sixth Form has always been its capacity to draw in new pupils with these values, allowing Tranby to share its educational vision. This year, Tranby wants to go further than before in identifying students who share those values, finding those who demonstrate in their own studies the very best of attributes, and those who have a desire to make a positive impact on the world around them, from amongst those who would not otherwise consider independent school education. 

Tranby will draw on the ambitions and experiences of new, dynamic and driven students, each of whom we know would make their mark on our community. In return, we will share our excellent academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular programme. 

This new award is aimed at ambitious and academically capable children from Hull, the East Riding, North and North-East Lincolnshire for whom our academic excellence and superb pastoral care and support could prove a life-changing opportunity. Tranby encourages applications from students who meet some of any of the following criteria:

Have no previous experience of independent school education

Are the children of key worker(s) 
Have little or no family history of university attendance 
Come from families who have faced considerable hardships 
Are or have been eligible for free school meals 
Are looked-after children or currently in care 

The scholarship will cover all costs associated with studying in Tranby. This includes, but is not limited to: tuition fees, lunch in the school refectory, and travel to and from the school via the school’s bus service. To meet the demands of the school’s ‘Bring Your Own Device’ ICT policy, a Microsoft Surface laptop device can be made available via two-year loan. Subsidies for school trips can be made available when relevant. 

Those who register their application will then be invited to attend an interview morning at Tranby with the School’s Senior and Sixth Form staff on Saturday, 9th March. Interviews will include general questions on aspirations and academic interests. 

Decisions on the offering of the scholarship will then be made and shared in the week commencing 11th March.

For applications to September 2024 entry, application documents involving a personal statement need to be submitted by the deadline of Friday 23rd February 2024.

If you would like more information, or wish to discuss making an application, please email Sharon McEwan, our Registrar, via Sharon.McEwan@Tranby.org.uk or telephone 01482 657016.


Assisted Places 

The Church Schools Foundation Assisted Places were introduced when the government decided to withdraw their own scheme in 1998. Assisted Places are awarded on the basis of both academic ability and financial need. The value of the award is calculated on a sliding scale that takes into account the financial position of both parents' income and assets. The maximum award is to the value of 85% of fees. Assisted places may only be awarded to a child entering the school in Year 7, Year 9 or into the Sixth Form and are reviewed annually. 

Applications may be obtained from the Registrar

Sibling Discounts 

It is the policy of the United Church Schools Trust that a 5% discount will be given to the first sibling. A 10% discount will be given to the second and subsequent siblings who are enrolled in the school at the same time. 

Applied where full fees are paid only. 

Emergency Bursaries 

Occasionally, parents are unable to continue paying the full fees once their child has started at the school because of unemployment or other circumstances. It may be possible to provide a bursary or other short term support in order for the child to complete that stage of education. Normally, such assistance is provided to those pupils who are preparing for public examinations.