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School Grants

General Information Grants and Bursaries.

Wilson’s Hospital School is a Church of Ireland controlled co-educational boarding school situated in the heart of rural Ireland.   The School has a long tradition of academic excellence, having been established since 1761.  Wilson’s, having recently celebrated its 250th Anniversary Year, continues to develop.   New ultra-modern classrooms, officially opened in August 2013, further enhances the onward progression of the School.   The School’s Information Technology resources and Design and Communication Graphics Department feature the latest technology and provides students with an excellent foundation for further study or for the work environment.  The School, set in extensive grounds, offers programmes in 20 subjects to Leaving Certificate level and is renowned for its extra-curricular and sports activities, including, hockey, badminton, orienteering, canoeing, soccer, rugby, athletics, swimming and a climbing wall.  A new full-size multi-purpose Sports Hall was opened in September 2001, with new all-weather rugby and soccer pitches which were officially opened in April 2014.  The academic success of students is exemplified by the strong progression to Third Level.

Wilson’s gives an all-round education and continues to maintain and enhance the standards established over many generations.   Fees for the 2017/2018 academic year are:

5 Day Boarding          :           €7,968 (€3,984 per half year)

7 Day Boarding          :           €8,628  €4,314 per half year)

Boarding pupils may go home at weekends or opt to remain at the school to avail of the recreational programme.    Day Services and Activities provided are detailed in separate document on this website.

Discounts for 2nd and subsequent children are as follows:

            Boarders:                     2nd -  €386 p.a.;            3rd and subsequent children -  €624 p.a.


The following schedule sets out grants, bursaries and scholarships and is prepared based on information at 12th January 2017.


Protestant Secondary Education Committee Grants:

The Government grant for schools under Protestant Management is available to eligible pupils attending Wilson’s Hospital School who are children of Members of the Protestant Community.   Entitlement to the grant is a right for those eligible and an application should be made to:

                                    The Administrator, SEC,                   

                                    Church of Ireland House

                                    Church Avenue                                  

Rathmines, Dublin 6

                                    Tel:  (01) 4912034

The 2016/2017 maximum grant for Boarders was €7629


The following bursaries and scholarships are only available to pupils attending Wilson’s Hospital School.   Details should be obtained from the Warden or Bursar at the School:

Scholarships (mutually exclusive)

  1. The Bredin Scholarship (Boarding)                                                               €1600

  1. The Gillespie Scholarship (Day Boarding)                                                     €800

  1. The Dean Barrett Meath and Kildare Diocesan Boarding Scholarship             €1600



  1. Ronald & Doreen McDonnell Bursary                                   up to                            €650

  1. T.E. Potterton Boarding Bursary                                          up to                            €400

  1. Founder’s Boarding Grant                                                    up to                            €500

  1. Canon Crawford Bursary                                                      up to                            €125

  1. Warden’s Special Fund (all pupils)                                        up to                            €400

  1. Protestant Day Grant (Day Services)                                   up to                            €1,250

  1. Wilson’s Hospital Local Bursaries (Day Boarding)                  up to                            €650

  1. Preston Elementary School Bursary (Meath Diocese) (Boarding)       up to (approx.) €400

9. 75% of Preston Queen's County Endowment Day and Boarding (Co. Laois) (25% of the Endowment is paid to pupils attending schools other than Wilson's Hospital)    (in years where funds available). 


10    Children of Clergy Discount                                                              1/3 of Fees

In addition to the above listed funds, there are further funds and endowments available.   The attached schedule of Granting Bodies may be of further assistance.   Specific Dioceses or Parishes may be able to offer further assistance and details of such funds should be obtained locally.


The Warden or Bursar will be happy to assist with further information in this regard.

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