Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarships and Bursaries

Please note that scholarships and bursaries are only available for pupils at the Senior School and Sixth Form

 

September 2022 Entry into the Senior School 

Candidates wishing to be considered for a Senior School academic scholarship must attend the Entrance Assessment Day on Friday 26th November 2021, where they will sit papers in English and Mathematics.  Candidates sitting the assessments on the reserve date will not be considered for scholarships.

  • The application deadline, including scholarships and bursary applications is Monday 18th October 2021
  • The Art, Photography and DT portfolio submission deadline is Thursday 4th November 2021
  • Senior School Entrance Assessment Day and Scholarship Day is Friday 26th November 2021
  • Senior School Entrance Assessment reserve date is Thursday 2nd December 2021

 

External Candidates

For external candidates wishing to apply for scholarships or bursaries for the Senior School, the scholarship applications must be submitted alongside an application to join the School with the registration fee of £125.00, by Monday 18th October 2021.  The following scholarships can be applied for; Art, Design Technology, Drama, Music and Sport.  Additionally, Performing Arts and Photography scholarships are also available in the Sixth Form.  External candidates for entry into Year 7 and Year 9 can apply for a maximum of two scholarships from the above list.  All applicants for entry into Year 7 and Year 9 willl be considered for an academic scholarship and there is no application to complete.  Academic scholarships will be awarded to the top performing candidates who sit the entrance assessments on Friday 26th November 2021.

 

Ewell Castle School Current Pupils

Ewell Castle School pupils who are in Years 6, 8 and 11 will need to submit scholarship applications by Monday 18th October 2021 if they wish to be considered for scholarships.  In addition, Ewell Castle pupils in Years 8 and 11 who would like to be considered for an academic scholarship, will need to submit an academic scholarship application (not required for current Year 6 pupils who are  automatically considered).   Academic scholarship assessments will take place on the morning of Friday 26th November 2021 and practical assessments will take place during the afternoon. Internal Year 6 candidates can apply for a maximum of three scholarships, including academic.  Internal pupils in Years 8 and 11 can apply for 2 scholarships which may include academic and a subject specific scholarship or two subject specific scholarships.

 

Friday 26th November 2021: Entrance Assessment and Scholarship Day - for entry September 2022: 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form 

Applications for scholarships for September 2022 entry must be received by the general application deadline of Monday 18th October 2021. All external scholarship applications must be accompanied by an application form and £125.00 registration fee to join Ewell Castle School.  Current pupils need not complete a School application form or submit a registration fee.

Ewell Castle School offers a number of scholarships at 11+, 13+ and for entry to the Sixth Form in a range of areas: Academic, Art, Design and Technology, Drama, Music, Performing Arts and Photography (both Sixth Form only) and Sport. There are no scholarships available at the Preparatory School.

 

Art, Photography, Design and Technology and Music (Composition only) Portfolios: pupils applying for scholarships in these subjects will be asked to submit their portfolios to the School by Thursday 4th November 2021.  They can be collected following their assessments at the School on Friday 26th November 2021

Please note that our Entrance Assessment and Scholarship Day is Friday 26th November 2021.  Any pupil wishing to be considered for any of our scholarships MUST attend on this day.  There will be a further opportunity to sit entrance assessments on Thursday 2nd December 2021, but pupils sitting papers on this date cannot be considered for a scholarship.

 

Academic Scholarships

The top performing candidates who sit our School entrance assessment on Friday 26th November 2021 will be offered academic scholarships and will be notified of this in their offer letter. Only candidates who sit the entrance assessments on this day can be considered for an academic scholarship. 

 

Sixth Form Academic Scholarships

All pupils wishing to be considered for a Sixth Form academic scholarship, must complete the relevant scholarship application form which must accompany an application to join the School and the £125.00 registration fee (external applicants only).  Sixth Form applicants will sit two subject papers of their choice on Friday 26th November 2021.  Please note that scholarships awarded will relate to subject choices at A-level.

 

Art, Photography, Design and Technology, Drama, Music, Performing Arts and Sport Scholarships

If you wish to apply for one of the following scholarships: Art, Photography, Design and Technology, Drama, Music, Performing Arts and Sport, you must submit the relevant scholarship application forms, testimonials etc. as required by each individual subject, in addition to ticking the scholarship box on the application form. Please note that if you tick the scholarship box on the application form, but do not submit any of the necessary forms by the deadline, you will not have applied for a scholarship.  

All of the above scholarship practical assessments will take place on the afternoon of Friday 26th November 2021.  If your child is being assessed for more than one scholarship, they will need to spend the day with us and will be provided with lunch and refreshments during the day.

Scholarship awards are in the region of 10% to 20% remission of fees per scholarship.

See below for information about scholarships.   

 

Scholarship Retention Process and Criteria

Scholarships are awarded subject to the pupil achieving and maintaining the standards expected of a scholarship pupil, which are set by the respective Head of Department and/or the Principal.  If a pupil chooses to drop a scholarship subject, the scholarship award becomes null and void (the moment the subject is dropped) as is the remission of fees pertaining to that scholarship.  Pupils who are awarded a subject/department specific scholarship for entry to Year 7 are expected to select that subject when they choose their GCSE options in Year 9.  If they do not select that subject, then they risk having the scholarship and remission of fees removed.  Pupils who are awarded a subject/department specific scholarship for entry to Year 12 must study that subject in Year 12.  If upon entry into Year 12 the pupil then decides to drop the subject that their scholarship is in, the pupil risks having the scholarship and remission of fees removed.

To retain their scholarship/s, all scholars must ensure they perform at a consistently high level each School term and have a termly review of their progress assessed against the relevant department’s set criteria and standards.  Pupils are assessed according to the scholarship retention rating criteria and a comment from the Head of Department, and any who fail to reach the criteria and standards are given a term in which to improve their performance.  Those who fail to do so risk having their scholarship/s withdrawn at the end of the term in which they failed the scholarship retention rating criteria.

 

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES FOR SEPTEMBER 2022 ENTRY IS MONDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2021

Please see 2022 Scholarship forms below which can be downloaded:   

 

Academic Scholarship Application 

 All scholarship outcomes will be included in our offer letters which will sent by early February 2022.

 

Bursaries

Applying for a Bursary is a two-step process.  

1. Families must first apply for a place at the School, only then can

2. Families apply for a Bursary

Bursaries are available for pupils in the Senior School, from the start of Year 7 to the end of Sixth Form, as part of the School’s commitment to Public Benefit. Ewell Castle School seeks to offer financial support with fees for as many families as possible, by following Charity Commission advice and providing remission for fees of under 50% (including any scholarship awards) except in exceptional circumstances.  The bursary award is at the discretion of the Governors and will be dependent on the funds available to the School and the demand in any particular year. 

Pupils will need to satisfy academic entry requirements to be considered for such an award. Parents are required to submit a confidential statement of financial circumstances at the time they apply to the School, along with a letter setting out their family circumstances and other supporting evidence which will enable the School to determine the appropriate level of parental contribution.  The School has employed the services of Bursary Administration Limited (BAL) to review the applications and documentation on behalf of the School for the next academic year.  Please note that this is likely to involve a home visit.  The resulting report will be considered by the Principal and Bursar and the outcome communicated to you with your offer of a place by early February 2022. 

Please note that the School reserves the right to withdraw a bursary award should fees remain unpaid.  Bursaries are usually reviewed at each Key Stage (going into Year 9 and joining the Sixth Form) although the School may request more frequent (eg annual) reviews if considered necessary.

The Bursary application deadline for entry to the School in September 2022 closes on Monday 18th October 2021. To request a Bursary Application Pack 2022, please email:  bursar@ewellcastle.co.uk  If you would like a hard copy please provide your address.