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.  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. Ratcliffe may recommend up to three students per year and there is no guarantee that the charity will be able to help students every year.  The interviews are normally held in March.  Please see Sir Thomas White Charity for more information.

The application is means-tested, and a bursary form will 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. All applications should be made directly to Ratcliffe College, not the STW Charity.

Existing Students, Old Ratcliffians and Catholic Families

The College welcomes applications from Old Ratcliffians and those in sympathy with the Catholic ethos of the School.

All Bursaries are subject to meeting the School’s entry requirements, and (parental) means-tested assessments, and may be reviewed annually.  A bursary form will need to be completed.

The College would like to recognise the support of the following organisations who regularly support student bursaries at Ratcliffe College:

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

For further details and an application form, please contact our Admissions team on 01509 817072/817031 or admissions@ratcliffecollege.com