Bursaries - Ratcliffe College


As a Catholic school our aim is to help children who, under normal circumstances, would not be able to benefit from a Ratcliffe education.
Our Bursary awards are designed to support talented students from low income families and are available for up to 80% of a student’s school Fee and in exceptional circumstances up to 100%.
Bursaries are available for those entering Year 7 or Year 12 and all awards are subject to parental means testing.

Sir Thomas White Award

For Year 12 applicants, Sir Thomas White, a Leicester based charity, may also provide a 100% bursary (Day Fee only) allowing one academically strong student to join Ratcliffe College’s Sixth Form. Students who wish to apply for the scholarship should:
• Live permanently in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland
• Currently be attending a state school in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland
• Expect to gain at least 9 GCSEs graded from 7 – 9. References will be taken from the current school to confirm this
• Their household should have a maximum of £45,000 income pa. (This will be means tested by the schools applied to)
• Have the drive and ambition to achieve exceptional results at A-level and go on to study at a top university.

Ratcliffe may recommend up to three students for the Sir Thomas White Award per year.

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 require parental means-tested assessments, that may be reviewed annually. Students and their families must be in sympathy with the Catholic ethos of the school. Students will also be expected to play an active part in the life of the school.

How to apply

1. To request our bursary application form and associated documentation please contact our Admissions Team on the following: admissions@ratcliffecollege.com

The deadline for applications is 30th November (the year prior to entry)

2. The Bursary Committee will meet to discuss your application and decisions will be made in the Spring.