Scholarships & Fee Assistance

We offer scholarships and fee assistance (sometimes known as bursaries) to encourage applications from families who may otherwise not be able to afford the full fees at St Chris.

What is the Difference Between a Scholarship and Fee Assistance?

Scholarships are merit-based and involve an assessment such as an entrance exam or an interview and portfolio assessment.

Fee assistance is available to families with children joining St Chris who have need of additional financial support towards the cost of the day fees. Fee assistance is means-tested and awarded on an annual basis at the school’s discretion.

Scholarships and fee assistance are not connected and have a separate application process.  However, it is possible for a pupil to receive a scholarship in addition to fee assistance.

Scholarships

Each year we offer scholarships in the Senior School for entry into Year 7, Year 9 and Sixth Form to children who excel academically in the entrance assessment or show outstanding talent in art.

There is one Academic Scholarship and one Art Scholarship awarded per year for each of these year groups.  Scholarships represent a value of a 10% remission on day fees.

Academic Scholarships

All candidates applying to enter Year 7 and Year 9 are automatically considered for an Academic Scholarship based on the outcome of their entrance assessment, including the interview.

Scholarships for entry into Year 12 are awarded following consideration of an applicant’s performance in their GCSE examinations, and their interview with the Head.

Art Scholarships

Candidates who wish to be considered for an Art Scholarship are invited to a 30-minute interview with the Head of Art, to which we ask them to bring samples of their work.

They are expected to demonstrate a lively enthusiasm for the subject, as well as proven ability to produce imaginative, thoughtful and creative responses through a variety of media, ideas and approaches.

Parents are asked to indicate their interest in applying for an Art Scholarship at the point of registering for a place.  The Admissions team will then be in touch with additional information.

The deadline for registering interest in an Art Scholarship for entry in September 2023 is Friday 25 November 2022.

Fee Assistance (Bursaries)

Applicants must complete a confidential Fees Assistance Form, which is then assessed by the St Chris Bursary Committee in January each year.

Fee assistance continues for each academic year in which a child remains at St Chris, subject to an annual review and to the satisfaction of the Bursary Committee that the child is continuing to benefit from, and contribute fully to, the life of the school.

The deadline for submitting Fee Assistance applications for entry in September 2023 is Friday 25 November 2022.

Sixth Form Fee Assistance

The Robertson Bursary Trust was set up by the Robertson family, who have for many years been part of the St Christopher community as pupils, active Old Scholars and Governors.

Each year The Robertson Bursary Trust funds places for pupils to attend our Sixth Form, up to a maximum of 100% fees remission.  Fee assistance through the Trust can cover day or boarding fees.

The deadline for submitting Fee Assistance applications for entry into Sixth Form in September 2023 is Friday 25 November 2022.

How to Apply for Fee Assistance

Applications for Fee Assistance – including that provided through The Robertson Bursary Trust for Sixth Form – must come via the Admissions office, and be sent with all supporting evidence, by the deadline.

Please download our Fee Assistance Guidelines and Application Form below:

Admissions – September 2022

Senior School

We have a small number of places remaining in the Senior School for students applying for Year 7, Year 9 and Year 12 for September 2022.

Junior School

We have a limited number of places available in some year groups for September 2022, but are full and running a waiting list for others.

Contact Us

Please contact Kate and Sarah in our Admissions team for further information:

Email admissions@stchris.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1462 650947.

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