Bursaries / Scholarships


The Edinburgh Academy is firmly of the belief that talented children should be able to benefit from an Academy education, regardless of means. Bursary awards can be made of up to 100% of school fees. These are means tested awards and are targeted towards those applicants who would benefit most from this life-changing opportunity.

Bursaries are normally prioritised for Senior School years but special consideration may be given for support in the Junior School depending on the availability of funds.

The deadline for application for fee assistance is mid-January each year. For further details on bursaries please contact Mr Tim Mackay at tmackay@edinburghacademy.org.uk or 0131 624 4916, or download our Admissions handbook.


Scholarship opportunities at the Edinburgh Academy are available to both internal and external candidates, and have been carefully designed to align with our goal that pupils are supported and challenged in developing as independent, curious, creative, collaborative and resilient learners.

Pupils can compete for Academic, Art, Music and Sports Scholarships. Academic, Art and Sports awards offer individualised, one-to-one mentoring, designed to support the scholar in the realisation of his or her ambitions and potential, as well as an annual grant to provide financial assistance in pursuit of the scholar’s specialist endeavours. Music Scholarships offer free tuition in one instrument or voice. Pupils progressing to, or joining, Geits (P7) and 2nds (S1) may apply for the Caroline Bashford/Seconds Academic Medals.

Contact the Admissions Department for more details. Scholarship information and application forms will be published shortly.

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships are open to internal and external candidates entering any year group from 3rds (S2) and above, and are awarded for either Middle (3rds – 5ths) or Senior (6ths & 7ths) Years.

Academic awards offer individualised, one-to-one mentoring, designed to support the scholar in the realisation of his or her ambitions and potential as well as a grant of up to £500. This is available to the scholar on an annual basis and provides financial assistance for the pursuit of the scholar’s specialist academic endeavours through, for example, the purchase of books, attendance at study days or courses, or admission to relevant exhibitions, museums and events.

Selection is on the basis of an application form and interview. Applicants will be expected to submit examples of work to be discussed at interview.

By accepting a Scholarship Award, a student is making a clear commitment to take a leading role in the academic life of the school, participating in extra-curricular enrichment events and activities. There is an expectation that scholars will represent the school in relevant internal and external competitions, with Senior Years scholars acting as mentors to scholars in the younger years. 

All Scholarships are subject to review and may be withdrawn if a pupil is not engaging productively with the programme. Students in receipt of an Academic Scholarship in Middle Years must reapply if they wish to continue the programme into Senior Years.

Pupils entering Geits (P7) or 2nds (S1) may compete for the Caroline Bashford or 2nds (S1) Academic Medals which also offer a substantial book token. Candidates for these awards sit exams in English and Maths.

For more information on the individual Scholarships, please  download the document below.

EA Scholarships 2018-19

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