Scholarships, Exhibitions and Bursaries

Christ College offers Scholarships and Exhibitions to recognise academic, artistic, musical, sporting and all-round talent.

Scholarship & Entrance Assessments for pupils wishing to join 11+ , 13+ in September 2018 will take place February 2nd & 3rd 2018. 

For pupils wishing to join Sixth Form at Christ College in September 2018, an information evening will be held Friday 10th November.  Scholarship & Entrance Assessments will take place on 24th November 2017.


Christ College offers Scholarships and Exhibitions to recognise academic, artistic, musical, sporting and all-round talent.  In accordance with the HMC Rulings, scholarships and exhibitions are are available at entry at 11+, 13+ and 16+ and range from 10% to a maximum of 20% of full fees and are competed for openly at pre-announced dates. At 11+ awards tend to be modest. Candidates can be reconsidered for new or enhanced awards at 13+ or 16+.  Parents or such internal candidates should contact the Director of Studies for advice on the suitability of their child for an award.

Bursaries are also available in case of financial hardship. Bursaries are subject to means-testing and are reviewed annually.

A successful candidate for a Scholarship or Exhibition may also be considered for a bursary.  The overall percentage of fee remission will depend on the means test.

In principle, it is expected that an award will be held for the duration a pupil is at the school. Awards, however, are regularly reviewed to ensure a pupil is performing at the level expected. If a question is raised about a scholar's efforts or contribution the Head will write to the parents inviting further discussion.

Those in receipt of an award are expected to remain at Christ College throughout their secondary education.

The awards described below are offered by competition. Sixth Form candidates must be under 17 years of age, senior candidates under 14, and junior candidates under 12 on the 1st September in the year of entry. The value of each scholarship is subject to a proportion adjustment when there is a change in the school's basic fee.


11+ and 13+ Awards

  • Academic Scholarships: Available annually
  • Music Scholarships: Available annually plus free tuition on one instrument.
  • Drama Scholarships: Available annually to 13+ candidates.
  • Sport Scholarships: Available annually to 11+ and 13+ candidates showing outstanding talent.
  • Science Scholarships: Available annually to 13+ candidates.
  • All-Rounder Scholarship: Available annually to 13+ candidates. The holder will be expected to show academic promise and in addition to have a proven track record in one or more of art, music, drama and sport.
  • Art Exhibition: One exhibition of up to 20% of the fees to be awarded to a 13 year old candidate showing exceptional promise.

Sixth Form Awards

  • Academic Scholarships: Available annually.
  • Music Scholarships: Available annually, plus free tuition on one instrument.
  • Drama Scholarships: Available annually to Sixth Form candidates
  • Science Scholarships: Available annually to Sixth Form candidates.
  • Art Scholarships: Available annually to Sixth Form candidates.
  • Sports Awards: Available annually. The holders will be expected to fulfil the normal academic entry requirements of 6 or more GCSE passes at Grade C or higher, and in addition to have won representative honours in at least one of the school's major sports – rugby, hockey, netball and cricket.
  • The Lord Brecon Scholarship: Preference in the first instance to a candidate who was born or lives in Breconshire.  for a pupil showing strong academic potential as well as strengths in all extra curricar activities.
  • The Eddie Vaughan Award: For a pupil showing strong academic potential as well as strength in an extracurricular realm which if awarded to a boy would ideally be cricket.
  • The G John Herdman Award: Preference in the first instance to a candidate who suffers from some physical disability but open to other applicants if no such candidate comes forward.
  • The Frederick A Pike Award: Preference in the first instance to a candidate who was born or lives in Cardiganshire.

Bursaries:

Means-tested bursaries are available from Year L7 upwards. Bursary applications are reviewed on an annual basis and in light of the parents' financial circumstances, any award would be means-tested.


Forces Bursaries:

There is a 10% bursary for children of service personnel entering at 13+ and upwards.


Clergy Remissions:

There is a 25% remission for the sons and daughters of stipendiary clergy.


Siblings Discounts:

This may be available at the Head's discretion.


Teachers Remission:

Up to 30% remission for children of teachers from feeder schools.