Scholarships and Bursaries
Please note that scholarships and bursaries are only available for pupils at the Senior School
September 2021 Entry into the Senior School
Candidates wishing to be considered for a Senior School academic scholarship must attend the Entrance Assessment Day on Friday 27th November 2020, 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 19th October 2020
- The Art, Photography and DT portfolio submission deadline is Thursday 5th November 2020
- Senior School Entrance Assessment Day and Scholarship Day is Friday 27th November 2020
- Senior School Entrance Assessment reserve date is Thursday 3rd December 2020
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 19th October 2020. The following scholarships can be applied for; Art, Design Technology, Drama, Music and Sport. Additionally, 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 27th November 2020.
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 19th October 2020 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 27th November 2020 and practical assessments will take place during the afternoon. Internal candidates can apply for a maximum of three scholarships, including academic.
Friday 27th November 2020: Entrance Assessment and Scholarship Day - for entry September 2021: 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form
Applications for scholarships for September 2021 entry must be received by the general application deadline of Monday 19th October 2020. 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, Photography (Sixth Form only) and Sport. There are no scholarships available at the Preparatory School.
Art, Photography, Design and Technology Portfolios: pupils applying for scholarships in these subjects will be asked to submit their portfolios to the School by Thursday 5th November 2020. They can be collected following their assessments at the School on Friday 27th November 2020.
Please note that our Entrance Assessment and Scholarship Day is Friday 27th November 2020. 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 3rd December 2020, but pupils sitting papers on this date cannot be considered for a scholarship.
The top performing candidates who sit our School entrance assessment on Friday 27th November 2020 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 27th November 2020. 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 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 27th November 2020. 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, but are generally 5% or 10% per scholarship.
See below for information about scholarships. Please note whilst we do not currently offer 'Performing Arts' scholarships, Drama and Music Scholarship are available.
THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES FOR SETEMBER 2021 IS MONDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2020
Updated forms for 2021 entry are now available to download below:
Academic Scholarship Application
- Academic Scholarship Application Form 13+ for 2021 (only to be completed by Ewell Castle School pupils in Year 8)
- Academic Scholarship Application Form 16+ for 2021 (for internal and external 16+ applicants)
All scholarship outcomes will be included in our offer letters which will sent by early February 2021.
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 2021.
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 2021 closes on Monday 19th October 2020. To request a Bursary Application Pack 2020, please email: email@example.com If you would like a hard copy please provide your address.