Scholarships

Scholarships may be awarded up to the value of 50% of the school fee.

Ratcliffe College offers a wide range of Scholarships to recognise academic, sporting, musical, dramatic and artistic talent amongst students for the Senior School.  We have the highest expectations of our Scholarship students; challenging each of them to fulfil their potential in all their endeavours.

Scholarship Dates for entry September 2019:

Deadline for Scholarship entries: Friday 30th November 2018.

Year 7

Drama Scholarship Assessment: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Sport Scholarship Assessment: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Art and Design Scholarship Assessment: Thursday 17th January 2019
Year 7 Music Scholarship Assessment: Friday 18th January 2019
Year 7 All Rounder Scholarship Assessment: Monday 21st January 2019

Year 12

Year 12 Drama Scholarship Assessment: Monday 4th February 2019
Year 12 Music Scholarship Assessment: Tuesday 5th February 2019
Year 12 Art and Design Scholarship Assessment: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Year 12 Sport Scholarship Assessment: Thursday 7th February 2019

The deadline for entry September 2019 is Friday 30th November 2018.

In the interest of being fair to all families, the School will not accept applications that are received after the stated deadline.

Year 7 Entry

Academic

Students who excel in our 11+ Entrance Examinations.

Sport

Students will be expected to play representative sport at county level or the equivalent, preferably, but not exclusively, in one of the school’s major team sports. Students will be expected to maintain representative sport at county level through to the end of Year 11.

Creative

Students will be expected to demonstrate one of the following:

  • play a musical instrument or sing at Grade 4 (minimum), or an equivalent award.
  • provide a suitable portfolio showcasing their work in Drama. Students will be expected to study Drama at GCSE.
  • provide a portfolio showcasing their artistic talent. Students will be expected to study Art or Design at GCSE.

All-Rounder

Provided to students with significant talents in a range of disciplines.  A candidate applying for the Year 7 All-Rounder Scholarship will show a strong academic profile as measured by the Ratcliffe College Entrance Examinations.  They should also be able to demonstrate that they could make a significant contribution to the extra-curricular life of our College.

Year 12 Entry

Academic

‘Rosminian’ Scholarships are awarded to the students with the top 5 GCSE results.

Sport

Students will be expected to play representative sport at county level or the equivalent, preferably in one of the school’s major team sports.

Creative

Music students will be expected to play or sing at Grade 6 (minimum) or equivalent award.  Students will be expected to study Music at A Level and/or contribute significantly to the musical life of the school.

Drama students will be expected to provide a suitable portfolio showcasing their work and will be assessed at School.  Students will be expected to study Drama at A Level.

Art & Design students will be expected to provide a portfolio showcasing their work and will be assessed at School.  Students will be expected to study Art or Design at A Level.

Assessments will normally take place annually in January each year.

Scholarships awarded in Year 7 are usually retained until the end of Year 11.

Scholarships awarded in Year 12 are for two years.  All awards are subject to a satisfactory annual review.

Further Information:

Scholarships information leaflet

Art Scholarship

Drama Scholarship

Music Scholarship

Sports Scholarship

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