Wrekin College offers a number of scholarships and exhibitions for students hoping to enter the Sixth Form. The number and size of awards in any particular year are at the discretion of the Headmaster. A scholarship or exhibition is offered in recognition of exceptional ability and promise and is usually accompanied by a financial reward of up to twenty-five percent of the fees. In cases of need, the school will consider applications to supplement an award with a means-tested bursary to enable the award and place to be taken up.
As well as financial reward, a scholarship or exhibition carries with it privileges and responsibilities. Every award holder is expected to set an example to other students in their approach to academic study and participation in the wider life of the school. Awards are usually for the duration of a student’s education at Wrekin, provided they continue enthusiastically to fulfil the obligations associated with the award. Awards and bursaries are reviewed annually.
Academic Scholarships to Sixth Form are by invitation only and candidates should be under 17 on September 1st of the year in which they will enter the school. Age may be taken into account when comparing candidates, so that those who are young for their year are not disadvantaged.
Assessments for these awards these take place in November prior to the year of entry. Music Scholarships also carry a specified amount of free instrumental and/or vocal tuition.
Candidates for these awards must satisfy the school’s normal academic entry requirements.
Sports Scholarships may be awarded to candidates with outstanding ability in sport. Candidates should be capable of a very significant contribution to the sporting success of Wrekin College in their chosen discipline. Typically candidates will have competed at regional or national level.
Candidates for these awards must attend a sports assessment day and satisfy the school’s normal academic entry requirements.
Pendle Awards may be offered to all-rounders who show high academic ability and excellence in other areas such as sport, music or art. Those seeking a Pendle Award for Sixth Form must sit the Academic Scholarship Examination at 16+ level, and meet scholarship standard in at least one other area.
Bursaries are awarded on a means-tested basis to students whose parents are unable to meet the full school fees. Bursary funds are limited, so the contribution a pupil makes, or is likely to make, to the school is taken into account, as well as the parents’ financial circumstances.
Bursaries may be awarded on entry, or be given later if the family circumstances of a student already enrolled in the school change significantly.
Applications for bursaries are assessed by means of a standard Bursary Form supplied by the Independent Schools’ Bursars Association, and a calculation is made on a sliding scale of resources vis-à-vis fees. The information provided on a bursary form is confidential to the Bursar, the Headmaster and the Governors.
Where three or more children are educated at the school, a generous concession of 20% is made for each child. This arrangement is reciprocated by The Old Hall School, so that families with children at both schools benefit from the sibling remission as they progress through the schools.
A concession of 10% is made for each child.
For further information please contact the Admissions Department, by telephone on 01952 265603 or by email email@example.com