Lincoln Minster School
Investing in Their Future

Investing in Their Future

Scholarships & Fees

Scholarship Applications for 2024

Applications are now closed for September 2024 (will reopen in Autumn for September 2025).

Scholarships are offered at entry to Years 7, 9 and 12 for both existing pupils and external applicants. Applications are accepted in November prior to entry with an assessment taking place the following January. 

We are proud to offer scholarships across a variety if subjects including:

  • Academic –  An exam covering English and Maths, and include general aptitude tests
  • Art – Outstanding artistic ability and commitment
  • Drama – Assessment based on audition
  • Music – Musicians with a minimum standard required per age group, assessment based on audition
  • Sport – District or County level

Lincoln Minster School seeks to promote accessibility by making alternative payment submission options available through both our Scholarship programme and means tested bursaries as appropriate.

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Enrolment Applications for 2024

The school is open for enrolment applications for September 2024, and they can be made online, here. Alternatively, we welcome you to visit us on an Individual Tour of the school. You can book a place, here.

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Our Fees

We have been mindful of the financial pressures on families as we establish our fees for the forthcoming year. In line with our commitment to strive for the best value for money, each component of our budget across our schools has been reviewed to ensure every piece of expenditure is absolutely necessary and delivers the best value and educational impact. A discount of 5% will be applied for the second child which gets boosted to 10% for the third child onwards.

Other key details:

  • Registration fee (£155) is due at point of application (can be made online here).
  • The deposit will then need to be paid before the child starts school - £250 if you're residing in the UK, £500 if you're residing in the EU, and £5000 for overseas families. 
  • Fees are due termly. Payable by the first day of term OR you can pay monthly by Direct Debit on the first day of the month, starting on 1 August for the Autumn term.
  • The deposits are returned by United Learning within 3 months of leaving the school.
  • A full terms notice is required for withdrawals.


2024/25 fees per term (including lunch):

  • Reception - Year 2
  • Years 3 - 6
  • Years 7 - 13


What the fees do not include:

  • Public examination fees
  • Additional charges may be made for some items of equipment, services, activities and extra-curricular provision as required and notified in advance.

In accordance with our policy, a full terms notice is required in writing to the Head for any notices of departure or major changes to student status concerning boarding arrangements.

Here are the fees for the 2023/24 academic year.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the application procedure?

Applicants should complete the online Scholarship Application Form, which can be found on the school website, indicating their choice of discipline/s. External applicants are required to pay a Scholarship application fee of £155. This can be paid via BACS, to the Barclays Bank account Sort Code: 20-46-50 Account Number: 30035688 - with the applicant's name and 'Scholarship fee' as the reference. Alternatively, you can pay by cheque, made payable to 'Lincoln Minster School'. Candidates will be invited to the Scholarship Assessment Days and contacted with all relevant details.

How do we prepare our child for the academic scholarship examinations?

The tests used on our Scholarship Assessment Day are designed to show the overall ability of the candidate and as such cannot be specifically prepared for. None of the examinations are specific to any syllabus, meaning that all students have an equal chance of success. They are not to be feared and are conducted in a friendly environment. Applicants are invited to wear home clothes for the day.

How quickly will we hear the results of the Scholarship Assessment Days?

After conclusion of the Scholarship Assessment Days, the process of assessing the results is commenced immediately, with a view to making any awards as soon as possible. Many pupils apply for more than one discipline, meaning the assessment process can prove complicated, but results are usually sent to parents by February half term.

How are the Scholarships awarded?

Awards vary from year to year, as do the candidates. The process ensures that applicants are appropriately awarded in the discipline/s in which they performed most successfully. In a year of high achieving candidates, it could be that there are only a few high awards. Alternatively, it could be that many candidates are worthy of an award and therefore more awards of a lesser amount would be offered.

How long do Scholarships last?

Scholarships awarded in Year 7 normally continue through to the completion of A-Levels. They are subject to continued effort and performance as set out in the Scholarship offer letter.

Are Scholarships considered at entry into other year groups?

Applications other than those for Year 7, Year 9 and Year 12 are considered on a case by case basis as appropriate.

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Help with Fees

There are a number of funding support options available for families who require assistance with fees. This will include means-testing to ensure that support is given to those families who need it the most.

Childcare Vouchers can be used for any of our clubs and activities that incur a cost. 

If you have any questions regarding fees, please contact us.

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