HSBC Sponsor more places at Sheffield High School

The staff at Sheffield High School have just discovered that they have additional bursary places on offer at the school for 2015 through HSBC sponsored places.

Sheffield High School is part of the largest group of independent girls’ schools in the UK, the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST). As a charity, the GDST aims to seek out the brightest, most deserving girls for bursaries and scholarships so that the largest possible number of talented girls can benefit from a GDST education.

In particular, it aims as far possible to focus its support on girls for whom the chance of a GDST education would be a transformative, life-changing prospect. Overall, nearly 20% of pupils at Sheffield High School receive a bursary or scholarship to help towards their fees.

A bursary takes into account academic ability but, as every bursary is means-tested, its value is directly related to the income and financial resources of the pupil’s family.
HSBC have recently announced they have committed to increasing the number of all-through awards to pupils joining SHS at Year 7 from one to two per year and the number of 6th form awards from four to six per year.

Numerous girls have enjoyed the benefit of these HSBC prestigious awards across the years since they were first awarded in 2002. One of the first few (from 2004 throughout her seven years at SHS) was 21-year-old Dehenna Davison, student at the University of Hull, who recently became the youngest ever female Tory candidate to stand for election when she was selected by the local party in Hull back in August.

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