Scholarships differ from bursaries, which are means-tested awards given to help support families who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford some or all of the school fees. Our scholarships do not carry any automatic fee remission, although there are significant financial awards available when moving from Y11 into Sixth Form.
When a student applies for a scholarship it is possible for parents to apply for a means-tested bursary in connection with that scholarship to support the payment of school fees.
The true value of a scholarship lies in the extra opportunities that will stretch and challenge your child, both academically and beyond the classroom.
We offer a dedicated programme of enrichment and extension events throughout the year such as lecture series, academic conferences, masterclasses, extra musical tuition, sports coaching. There may be opportunities to perform or compete at high profile events, have a personal mentor, and attend distinguished events such as Scholars’ Question Time and Scholars’ Suppers.
Scholars will be ‘honoured’ with additional responsibilities and expected to contribute to wider school life as ambassadors for the school. For example, art scholars must produce a piece of work to decorate the Hub, assist with whole school art events and open days, and mentor younger students.
Scholars are kept a closer eye on in terms of behavior and are often used for school open days and touring prospective parents; there is no tolerance for bad behaviour.
Be prepared. Scholars are often the busiest students in a school, so if your child is looking for all the opportunities a school can throw at them – and run with it – then they will thrive.