Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarships and Bursaries

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES FOR SETEMBER 2020 ENTRY HAS CLOSED. 

 

16+ Academic Scholarship Application Form

 

External Candidates

For external candidates wishing to apply for scholarships or bursaries, the scholarship applications must be submitted alongside an application to join the School with the School registration fee of £125.00 by Friday 8th November 2019.  The following scholarships can be applied for; Art, Design Technology, Drama, Music and Sport.  Photography scholarships are also available in the Sixth Form.  Academic awards will be offered to successful candidates following the entrance assessments and specific academic applications are therefore not required.  External candidates can apply for a maximum of two scholarships from the above list.  All external candidates will 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 29th November 2019.

 

Ewell Castle School Current Pupils 

Internal candidates (currently in Years 6, 8 and 11) will also need to submit scholarship applications by Friday 8th November 2019 to apply for awards for Years 7, 9 and 12 commencing September 2020.  Academic scholarship assessments will take place on the morning of Friday 29th November 2019 and practical assessments will take place during the afternoon. Internal candidates can apply for a maximum of two scholarships in addition to the academic scholarship.

In order to be considered for an academic scholarship for Year 9, please complete the interactive form on My School Portal by Friday 8th November 2019. 

 

Friday 29th November 2019: Entrance Assessment and Scholarship Day - for entry September 2020: 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form 

Applications for scholarships for September 2020 entry must be received by the general application deadline of Friday 8th November 2019. All external scholarship applications must be accompanied by an application and 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, Photography (Sixth Form only) and Sport. There are no scholarships available at the Preparatory School.

Art, Photography, Design and Technology Scholarship Portfolios: pupils applying for scholarships in these subjects will be asked to submit their portfolios to the School following the application deadline of Friday 8th November 2019.  They can be collected on departure following their assessments at the School on Friday 29th November 2019

Please note that our Entrance Assessment and Scholarship Day is Friday 29th November 2019.  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 Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 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 29th November 2019 will be offered academic scholarships and will be notified of this in their offer letter. Only candidates who sit the entrance assessments on the 29th November 2019 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 registration fee (external applicants only).  Sixth Form applicants will sit two subject papers of their choice on Friday 29th November 2019.  Please note that scholarships awarded will relate to subject choices at A Level.

 

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

If you wish to apply for one of the following scholarships: Art, Photography, Design and Technology, Drama, Music and Sport, you must also submit the relevant scholarship 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 29th November 2019.  If your child is being assessed for more than one scholarship, they will need to spend the day with us and we will provide lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Scholarship awards are in the region of 10% to 20% remission of fees per scholarship, but are generally 5% or 10% per scholarship.

See below for information about scholarships.

 

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES FOR SETEMBER 2020 ENTRY HAS CLOSED. 

 

 All scholarship outcomes will be included in our offer letters which will sent by early February 2020.

 

Bursaries

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 2020. 

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 2020 closes on Friday 8th November 2019. To request a Bursary Application Pack 2019, please email:  bursar@ewellcastle.co.uk  If you would like a hard copy please provide your address.