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Scholarships & Bursaries

Through our Scholarship programme, we seek to encourage children with academic, sporting, artistic, musical and 'all round' abilities to attend the College and Prep. Each year the Governors set aside a fixed sum to be used for scholarships and their granting is delegated by the Governors to the Headmaster. The number and size of awards in any particular year is at the discretion of the Headmaster. In cases of need for applicants for Elements and Sixth Form, the Headmaster will consider supplementing an award with a bursary to enable the award to be taken up where a bursary has been applied for.

For Elements (Year 7), Grammar (Year 9) and Sixth Form the relevant scholarship forms can be downloaded from the right of this page.

St Edmund's Prep Scholarships

St Edmund's Prep School Scholarships (7+) - Closing date Monday 9th January 2017

This scholarship is for children already at St Edmund's Prep, or for those wishing to start at 7+ (Year 3).  They are decided by test and interview with the Head of the Prep.  These Scholarships are not automatically transferred on the child's entry into the College. 

For those children not currently at the St Edmund's Prep, a completed Registration Form (including the registration fee of £100) is required together with a letter to the Head of the Prep requesting entry to the Scholarship examination.  A copy of the child's latest school report will also be requested. 

Entrance Examination dates will be Wednesday 18th January and Wednesday 25th January 2017.  If you would like to discuss entry to the Prep please contact Mrs Leader in the Prep school on 01920 824239.

St Edmund's College Scholarships - Elements (Year 7)

St Edmund's College 11+ Scholarships for September 2017 admission - the closing date for application was Friday 25th November 2016, midday and is now closed.

We offer a number of scholarships at the Elements (Year 7) entry point. 

Douay Academic Scholarship  -  awarded on the basis of performance in the entrance examination.

Old Hall Academic Scholarships - awarded to Catholic students who are currently in a Catholic school (and have been there for the last two years).  This scholarship is awarded on the basis of performance in the entrance examination.

All Rounder Scholarships -  awarded to a child who is competent academically and also able to make a substantial contribution to other areas of life at St Edmund's.  Contributions might be to one or more aspects of school, such as drama, technology, the Catholic life of the College, specialised sports or outdoor pursuits.  Students applying for this award should provide evidence of their participation in these areas.

Art Scholarships - awarded to a student who will make a significant contribution to the artistic life of the College.  This award is decided by examination of a portfolio and a test. 

Music Scholarships - awarded to a student who will make a significant contribution to the musical life of the College through participation in the Schola Cantorum (choir), Orchestra or other musical ensembles.  This award is decided by audition and includes the provision of free tuition in two instruments.   To apply for this award students are required to play two instruments and must be Grade 5 or above in at least one instrument (voice can be counted as one instrument). 

Music Exhibitions may also be awarded which give free tuition in either one or two instruments.

Sport Scholarships - awarded by open competition and references from sport clubs or teachers where the child is already involved in sport at a very high level. Scholars will be expected to play a full and sustained role in the sporting life of the College.

Key dates for September 2017 Elements (Year 7) admission

Registration date for scholarships and bursaries - Application for scholarships and bursaries is now closed.
Registration date if no scholarship or bursary is being applied for - Friday 16th December 2016 by midday
Entrance Examination dates - Saturday 21st January or Monday 23rd January 2017
Art Scholarship Assessment Date - Thursday 12th January 2017
Sport Scholarship Assessment Date - Monday 16th January (boys), Wednesday 18th January (girls) 2017
Music Scholarship Assessment Date - Thursday 19th January and Friday 20th January 2017

St Edmund's College Scholarships - Grammar (Year 9)

Scholarships are available for students joining St Edmund's College at Grammar (Year 9) at the beginning of the academic year.  Students will sit an examination in English and Mathematics with an assessment in the relevant field if the application is for Music, Art or Sport.

Academic Scholarships - are awarded on the basis of performance in the entrance examination.

Music Scholarships - awarded to a student who will make a significant contribution to the musical life of the College through participation in the Schola Cantorum (choir), Orchestra or other musical ensembles.  This award is decided by audition and includes the provision of free tuition in two instruments.   To apply for this award students are required to play two instruments anmust be Grade 6 or above in at least one instrument (voice can be counted as one instrument).

Art Scholarships - awarded to a student who will make a significant contribution to the artistic life of the College.  This award is decided by examination of a portfolio and a test. 

Sport Scholarships - awarded by open competition and references from sport clubs or teachers where the child is already involved in sport at a very high level. Scholars will be expected to play a full and sustained role in the sporting life of the College.

Key dates for September 2017 Grammar (Year 9) admission

Scholarship application closing date - Friday 16th December 2016 by midday 
Registration date if no scholarship is being applied for - Friday 27th January 2017 by midday 
Entrance Examination date - Tuesday 7th February 2017
Sports Scholarship Assessment - Monday 6th February 2017
Art Scholarship Assessment - Tuesday 31st January 2017
Music Scholarship Assessment - Thursday 26th January 2017

Sixth Form Scholarship Applications.

At 16+, Cardinal Allen Scholarships are available and are decided by open competition using the results of specially set scholarship examinations, interview and previous school reports.  Academic, Music, Sport and Art scholarships are available.

Key dates for September 2017 Rhetoric (Year 12) admission

Scholarship application for Rhetoric study is now closed for September 2017 admission.  Applications to join our Sixth Form are still open.

Bursaries

Application closing date for a bursary for Elements (Year 7) September 2017  - the closing date was Friday 25th November 2016 by midday and is therefore now closed for 2017 admission.

St Edmund's College offers a limited number of means tested bursaries at 11+ of up to 100% of the fees.

Please contact the Admissions Office in writing as soon as possible if you wish to be considered for a bursary; parents/guardians requesting a bursary are required to complete a Confidential Statement of Financial Circumstances form. The completed form, together with the necessary documentary evidence, is to be submitted to the Bursar.

Scholarships may also be applied for in addition to a bursary.