Pupils are offered exciting programmes and opportunities to develop their skills to the maximum and are also expected to act as role models, promoting their area of excellence and encouraging others to follow their example. All scholarships are won in open competition and are awarded solely on merit. Candidates must be registered with the school prior to entering the scholarship process or must going through the application process with our admissions team.
Scholarships are available to pupils entering Sancton Wood at Y3, Y7 and Y9. The application process is open in September for the following academic year. The school reserves the right to vary the number of awards according to the strength of applications and all scholarships awarded are reviewed at the start of a new key stage.
Scholarships are usually awarded at a fee reduction of 5%. In the interests of inclusivity, no student will be awarded more than two scholarships although applicants may apply for more than two.
In addition to a fee reduction, scholars receive support in their area of talent from an assigned academic mentor. Scholars also act as role models to their peers and contribute to wider school life, and in doing so will benefit from additional enrichment opportunities in their chosen area. Pupils with scholarship awards meet regularly with their scholarship mentor, and all those on the Gifted and Talented Register, to offer support with time-management, study-skills and other pressures and challenges beyond the academic sphere.
With their mentor, pupils explore and identify their academic and vocational aspirations. Mentors will then alert them to the opportunities available to them, helping them to expand their horizons and fulfil their potential, ensuring that their CVs are strong for their chosen sixth form, and exposing them to their academic competition.
When to apply
Year 3, Year 7 and Year 9 scholarship applications are open from 11th September and close on 19th January. Interview day is on 15th March and offers are made on 27th March.