A Hall Bursary is an amount of financial support given to a family of modest means whose son has a track record of academic achievement in their current school and whose potential, we assess, would be further nourished at The Hall. The Governors of The Hall give priority to those families whose son would not, without monetary help, have the means to attend an independent school.

Families may be able to receive up to 100% remission of the school’s normal fees.  The extent of the bursary will be dependent on the family’s level of household income and assets, which would be ‘means-tested’ as part of the application process.

For a bursary brochure with full details of the scheme, please click here.

Bursary Booklet web Cover 2018-2019

Future academic attainment

The purpose of the bursaries is to aid those who could benefit from an education at The Hall (and at independent senior schools of a similar nature) to do so. A certain level of future academic potential is therefore required, and candidates would need:

(a)  to be strongly supported in a report from their current school on current academic performance, potential and motivation.

(b)  to show evidence of adequate academic potential in assessments to be completed in January each year at The Hall School. These assessments would be based on English, Maths and Cognitive Ability tests and upon an interview.

Is your son eligible?

The School offers bursaries for boys entering Year 4 to Year 7.  Please see the Table below showing eligibility by age for the academic year starting in September 2017.

Eligibility by age for the academic year beginning in September 2017

For Entry into Year Group


On 31st August 2017, your son must be aged Boys must have been born between i.e. your son is currently in Year

Year 4


8 years old

1st September 2008 and 31st August 2009

 Year 3

Year 5


9 years old

1st September 2007 and 31st August 2008

 Year 4

Year 6


10 years old

1st September 2006 and 31st August 2007

 Year 5

Year 7  11 years old 1st September 2005 and 31st August 2006

 Year 6


Important Dates in academic year 2016 – 2017

Parent meetings with Headmaster Autumn 2016
Submission of Application to The Hall 12-12-2016
Return of ‘Confidential Statement of Financial Circumstances’ to The Hall 09-01-2017
Assessment and Interview Day 26-01-17
Home visit (where necessary) February 2017
Bursary Offers February 2017


The award of the bursaries will not necessarily go to those boys who show the highest academic potential, but to those who demonstrate that they have the ability to cope with the demands of life at The Hall (and at a good independent senior school afterwards) and who present the most deserving cases in terms of personal qualities and motivation, school record and family circumstances. The decision of the Headmaster (on behalf of the Governors of The Hall School Charitable Trust) on the awarding of bursaries will be final and binding.

Please contact Sue Godwin, Head of External Relations, The Hall School, 23 Crossfield Road, London NW3 4NU on 020 7449 1832