Wilson's Hospital School

Grants and Bursaries (2023/24)

Grants and Bursaries (2023/24)

Grants and Bursaries (2023/24)

Wilson’s Hospital School is a Church of Ireland co-educational Boarding and Day school situated in the heart of rural Ireland. The School has a long tradition of academic excellence, having been established since 1761. Wilson’s continues to grow and develop in all areas.

New ultra-modern classrooms, and a multi-million euro school extension will further enhance the onward progression of the school. The School’s Information Technology resources, Technology Department and Design and Communication Graphics Department feature the latest technology and provide students with an excellent foundation for further study or for the work environment.

Our 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, rugby, soccer, athletics, swimming and more. A 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 2013. We completed the construction of an astroturf hockey pitch and are home to Mullingar Hockey Club.

The academic success of our students is exemplified by the strong progression to 3rd Level.

Wilson’s gives an all-round education and continues to maintain and enhance the standards established over many generations. Fees for the 2023/2024 academic year are:

  • 5-Day Boarding: €10,500 (€5,250 per half year)
  • 7-Day Boarding: €18,900 (€9,450 per half year)
  • No 5-Day Overseas Boarding
  • Payable by 1st August 2023 and 1st January 2024

Boarding pupils may go home at weekends or opt to remain at the school to avail of the extensive programme. Discounts for 2nd and subsequent children are as follows. These are subject to the child not being on a maximum grant.

  • 2nd child: €500 per annum
  • 3rd and subsequent children: €750 per annum

SEC Grant Assistance

The following schedule sets out grants, bursaries and scholarships and is prepared based on information at 20th February 2023.

Secondary Education Committee (SEC) Grants:

The Government grant for schools under Protestant Management is available to eligible pupils attending Wilson’s Hospital School who are children 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

NB: The 2022/23 standard maximum grant for Boarders was €8,973

Bursaries and Scholarships

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)

  • The Bredin Scholarship (Boarding) €1600
  • The Gillespie Scholarship (Day Boarding) €800
  • The Dean Barrett Meath and Kildare Diocesan Boarding Scholarship €1600


  • Ronald & Doreen McDonnell Bursary (up to €650)
  • T.E. Potterton Boarding Bursary (up to €400)
  • Founder’s Boarding Grant (up to €500)
  • Canon Crawford Bursary (up to €125)
  • Warden’s Special Fund (all pupils) (up to €400)
  • Protestant Day Grant (Day Services) (up to €750)
  • Preston Elementary School Bursary (Meath Diocese) (Boarding) (up to €400)
  • 75% of Preston Queen's County Endowment Day and Boarding (Co. Laois) (up to €100) (in years where funds available)
    • NB: 25% of this Endowment is paid to pupils attending schools other than Wilson's Hospital School
  • Children of Clergy Discount (⅓ 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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Heathland, Co. Westmeath, N91 AX97, Ireland
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