Deadline for Bursary and Scholarship entries: Friday 29th November 2019.

As a Catholic school our aim is to help children who, under normal circumstances, would not be able to benefit from a Ratcliffe education.  Bursaries are available for up to 80% of a student’s School Fee and in exceptional circumstances up to 100%. All awards are subject to parental means testing.

Bursaries are allocated annually, following interview, assessment in any perceived and noteworthy talent, and a formal application for bursarial assistance, which includes parental means testing.

Year 7 Entry

Bursaries are available to students joining Ratcliffe from maintained schools into Year 7.

Year 12 Entry

For external students gaining entry into Year 12, we offer Sixth Form Gifted and Talented Bursaries in the categories listed below.  Offers will be made based upon satisfactory performance at GCSE as per the School’s criteria for entry into the Sixth Form.

  • Academic
  • Sporting
  • Creative:
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Art & Design

Sir Thomas White Charity Bursary

In exceptional cases, this charity will provide a 100% bursary (Day fee only) for two years, for one strong academic student joining Ratcliffe College’s Sixth Form from a state school and who lives in Leicestershire or Rutland.  The scholarship is for an academic student who would not have the means to pay for a place normally. The application would be means-tested, and a bursary form would need to be completed. Predicted grades and a personal statement would be requested from the school and students selected for interview on the basis of this information. Ratcliffe may recommend up to three students per year and there is no guarantee that the School will be able to help students every year.  The interviews are normally held in March.  Please see Sir Thomas White Charity for more information.

For further details and an application form, please contact our Admissions Department on 01509 817072 or registrar@ratcliffecollege.com.

Existing Students, Old Ratcliffians and Catholic Families

Bursarial support is provided to successful students in these groups via:

  • The Ratcliffian Association & Cunningham Fund Bursaries
  • The Peter Daley Bursaries

All Bursaries are subject to meeting the School’s entry requirements, and (parental) means-tested assessments, and may be reviewed annually.  Students and their families must be in sympathy with the Catholic ethos of the School.

Deadline for all Bursary and Scholarship applications for September 2020 entry is Friday 29th November 2019.