Wellesley Bursary for boys currently in Year 7  (2023)

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.  

A limited number of Year 7 Wellesley Bursaries are now available, for boys currently in Year 7 (2023) 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 maximum period of two years and provides a discount of up to 20% off the tuition fee.

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

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

Application Process

The application process, is a bit different to our other bursaries and scholarships. The first step is to contact us via the form, after which Amanda will be in contact to arrange for you to visit Wellesley and meet with our Principal, Michael Bain. From here you will be given information regarding the rest of the application process.  If you have any queries about bursaries, don’t hesitate to contact Amanda (amanda@wellesley.school.nz).

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on your visit to our school.

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