International banking and financial services group HSBC has just announced a major boost to Portsmouth High School's Sixth Form scholarship programme.
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International banking and financial services group HSBC has just announced a major boost to Portsmouth High School’s Sixth Form scholarship programme.
From next September a limited number of places will be provided at the school for able girls who would not normally be able to take up opportunities in the School’s Sixth Form.
This announcement comes following months of discussion between the School and the Bank about providing scholarship funding for Sixth Form students who would not otherwise be able to join the School. Headmistress Jane Prescott said, “Portsmouth High School is very much looking forward to being able to offer bursaries to girls in Hampshire and West Sussex allowing them to benefit from the academic teaching, wide range of leadership opportunities and extra-curricular activities that are available”.
HSBC is a major supporter of educational development programmes in the UK. The HSBC Scholarship Scheme is designed to encourage access and diversity in secondary independent education by providing financial support to able children who enter independent school sixth forms from a state secondary school.
HSBC scholarship places are awarded on academic merit and are also means-tested. The Bank provides funding for 50% of the school’s fees with Portsmouth High School’s parent organisation, the Girls’ Day School Trust, providing the other 50%. Eligibility for a scholarship is decided on the basis of performance in the school’s scholarship examination, a reference from the pupil’s present school and an interview.
In total, HSBC will spend more than £12m over the next five years to help more than 200 bright students attend leading schools and universities. HSBC’s Scholarship Programme is designed to support education for students who have strong academic potential but come from disadvantaged areas and backgrounds.
For more information on applying for a place at Portsmouth High School, the entrance examination and scholarships available, please call the School on 023 9282 6714.