Scholarships & Bursaries

Scholarships

Academic, Sports and Music Scholarships

Children who demonstrate exceptional ability, either academically or in a specific area such as Sport or Music will be considered for a scholarship.

Our Scholarship Assessments consist of children taking part in various sporting and music activities as well as completing tests in English and Maths.

St Wystan’s School operates a scholarship scheme for pupils entering the school at age 7 (Year 3 in September 2018). Academic Scholarships are offered to the top performing pupil in English and Maths.

The Academic scholarship is carried out on an informal basis so that the children produce their best results. It takes the form of a Literacy, Numeracy and writing assessment and information from their present school may also be used to gain a clear insight into the child’s ability and potential. This would be done during a normal school day, giving the child chance to integrate into the class, make friends and experience the school and its ethos.

If you feel that your child would benefit from a Scholarship at St Wystan’s please make contact with us to discuss the process and the possibility of an award. Also, if you would like to look around the school for yourself to see our small class sizes, happy confident children and dedicated teachers we would be more than happy to arrange a personal tour.

We look forward to showing you the wonderful opportunities your child could experience

Bursaries

Our Bursary programme is generous and is designed to make it possible for as many as possible of those who meet St Wystan’s School’s entry criteria to take up a place here.  We offer means tested awards annually to entrants into Kindergarten to Year 6. Bursaries are means-tested in accordance with the criteria published in the school’s Bursary Policy, which can be obtained from the Bursar.  Both parents are required to provide proof of their income and assets. The level of support varies according to parental need.  A home visit is conducted by the Bursar and a Governor responsible for Bursary applications for all new applications. If you think you may need a bursary we recommend you apply for a bursary before booking a taster day for your child.

Bursaries are always offered for 12 months at a time. The family is required to provide fresh information about its circumstances for every year that their child attends the school.  Levels of support may vary with fluctuations in income.

The school’s practice is to allocate its entire available bursary funding on entry. The school’s expectation is that parents, who do not choose to apply for a bursary at the time that their child is being assessed, will not require financial support throughout the time that their child attends the school, except in wholly unforeseen circumstances.