Wellesley Values Bursary

We are delighted that you are considering Wellesley for your son’s education. Located in a unique environment, Wellesley is a leading independent primary school for boys from years 1-8. Wellesley is grounded in nurturing relationships and guided by values where boys discover the love of learning, and are empowered to discover their best.  

Wellesley is pleased to offer a new range of bursaries, Wellesley Values Bursaries, for boys entering into Years 3, 4 or 5 in 2021 who are domestic students not currently enrolled at Wellesley. Applying for a Wellesley Values Bursary is a simple process and we welcome all applications.

Bursaries will be awarded to students who currently demonstrate and show promise of living Wellesley three school values. Wellesley’s values are: Risk taking in learning; Perseverance for personal bests; Respect and empathy for self, others and Wellesley. Further information on our school values can be found here on our website.

Bursaries will be awarded for a period of two years and provide for between 25% and 50% of the tuition fee.

Please see the Terms and Conditions for eligibility and the General Guidelines (below) for further information on the Bursary Requirements.

Bursary applications close at 3pm on Friday the 16th of October 2020, with interviews scheduled for early Term Four.

For further information on what is currently offered at Wellesley, including our programmes in the Arts | Sport | STEAM |Teaching and Learning and Extra-curricular offerings.

Application Form
If you have any queries about bursaries, don’t hesitate to contact Karen (Karen@wellesley.school.nz).

Documentation Required for Wellesley Values Bursary Application

  • Completed application form
  • Cover letter
  • Reference letter
  • Recent head and shoulders photograph
  • Recent full school report
  • Birth certificate/passport
  • Copies of Specialist Reports (if applicable)
  • Copies of Supporting Documents (if applicable)


See the Bursary FAQ for more information on application requirements and process.

General Guidelines:

Wellesley has a special character which includes its teaching and learning philosophy, engaging boys, providing learning opportunities and wrapping the curriculum around their passions. Our boys feel like they belong to a special place and are part of the Wellesley family. We encourage them to live by the Wellesley Values: To take risks, to persevere under challenging circumstances and to demonstrate respect and empathy in all their interactions.

Boys wishing to apply for a Wellesley Values Bursary will be expected to demonstrate the promise of living Wellesley’s three school values. Applicants will be expected to be motivated, show leadership, endeavour, kindness, respect and courage and work towards achieving their best both in and out of school.

While on a Wellesley Bursary the applicant is expected to:

  • Work hard to discover their best
  • Be committed to the school ethos and its values
  • Participate in the wider life of our School
  • Be a positive role model to their classmates in both the classroom and on the sports field
  • Be willing to represent Wellesley
  • Demonstrate academic improvement


    • Inquire through the office: karen@wellesley.school.nz
    • Download the application form
    • Submit your application and supporting documentation either via email (karen@wellesley.school.nz) or in person at the School Office (please ensure all required supporting documentation is attached, incomplete applications will not be considered)
    • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and interviews will be in early Term Four (See Bursary FAQ for more information on Interview Process)
    • All families will be notified about decisions on applications whether successful or not following the interviews in Term Four.
    • A non-refundable confirmation fee of $300.00 is payable on acceptance of the bursary.
      • To secure the students position for the 2021 school year, a $750 bond – payable by 11th December 2020 will be required.