Scholarships (Hemery Awards)
Hemery Awards are available for entry in September 2018 into Years 7 and 8, for both internal and external candidates currently in Year 6. This year we are offering the following awards (up to a maximum of a 20% fee reduction) to those who show expertise and/or strong potential: two academic awards, and one in each area of art, drama, music, or sport. An all-rounder award may also be awarded to a candidate who is entered for, and who performs strongly in, two or more of these areas. Further details and an application form are available via the links to your right.
INTERNAL CANDIDATES :
Closing date for internal applications – Mid-January.
Academic assessments take place as part of the Year 6 exams in the third week of January when all Year 6 pupils sit standardised tests.
Interviews for all applicants and assessments for art, drama, music, and sport take place in the last week of January.
EXTERNAL CANDIDATES :
Closing date for external applications – 9.00am on Monday 23 April 2018
Assessments will take place, by arrangement, in the week commencing Monday 7 May 2018.
Community Bursary Awards
St Francis Community Bursaries are available for parents of external candidates who may have thought independent education was an unrealistic possibility.
Community Bursaries are aimed at encouraging boys and girls with genuine ability to join us at any point through the year. They are available from Reception, after free entitlement, through to Year 8. In addition to the child’s assessment, parents will be means tested by the school’s Bursar. These bursaries have a maximum value of 100% of the annual fees.
Families interested in applying for a Community Bursary should contact the Bursar, in the first instance, to ascertain if the school has a place available. They should then apply, in writing, with an overview of their financial and family circumstances. The Bursar will complete a preliminary review of the information provided to help determine eligibility and the level of potential funding.
Applications are assessed all year round and, depending on family circumstances, children may start at St Francis at the beginning of the autumn, spring or summer term.