Most private schools offer a select number of scholarships for very able talented pupils and these are nearly all allocated by the end of January preceding September entry to the school.
A scholarship is a discount on annual school fees of an amount between 10%-100% depending on the performance of the child at their previous school. There are numerous categories of scholarship, but the most common are awarded for
• All round academic ability or
• Musical ability or
• Performing arts ability or
• Art & design or
In each case, evidence must be produced in terms of previous school reports, transcripts (translated to English, if necessary) and interview or an audition at the school.
Please note that these are NOT bursaries - scholarships are awarded on merit and not financial background. However, if a scholarship is awarded, a school may be prepared to supplement it with a bursary.
Education Advisers does not typically get involved with scholarships or bursaries for which you should approach a school direct. However, we have written an eguide “How to save money on school fees”, which is given without charge to those parents who have signed up with us for bespoke advice by consultancy fees.
In some instances we can get scholarships at year 12 entry level (age 16+) for those students who achieve a minimum of 8 A*s at GCSEs. If your child fits into this category please phone us on +44 (0) 1622 813870 to discuss.