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Awards and funding

The value of a Scholarship or a Foundation Award is a fee concession of 5 per cent which parents or legal guardians of the awardee may elect to accept. More than one Scholarship can be awarded to a candidate although the total fee reduction available is limited to 5 per cent.

The level of fee concession provided can be augmented by bursary support up to 100 per cent of the boarding or day fees subject to means assessment. To access bursary support a Confidential Statement of Financial Circumstances must be completed and should be submitted before the examination closing date. Completed bursary applications received after the closing date will not be assessed until after the result of a scholarship application is known and any bursary award may not then be offered at the time of joining the School. We are not able to provide an indication of the amount of financial assistance that may be available until the Registration Form has been completed and returned to the Admissions Office, together with payment of the Registration Fee. Bursary application forms are obtainable from funding@rugbyschool.net.

Additionally, at the Head Master’s discretion, exceptional awards with a fee concession which may be greater than 5 per cent can be made where, during the assessment process, we identify exceptional potential.

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ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS
MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS
ART SCHOLARSHIPS
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS
SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS
DRAMA SCHOLARSHIPS
COMPUTING SCHOLARSHIPS

HOW TO APPLY

FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND MEANS-TESTED BURSARY SUPPORT TOWARDS FEES

Scholarships are awarded each year for entry to the School at 13 + and 16+.

The assessment timings for our Scholarships are listed below and current closing dates for applications can be found on the Admissions section of our website at www.
rugbyschool.co.uk under Scholarships.

  • Academic and Academic (local) (13+) – held in February of Year 8 
  • Academic (16+) – held in November of Year 11
  • Art (13+) – held in March of Year 8
  • Art (16+) – held in November of Year 11 as part of the 16+ entrance procedure
  • Computing (13+) – held in May of Year 8
  • Computing (16+) – held in November of Year 11 as part of the 16+ entrance procedure
  • Design and Technology (13+) – held in March of Year 8
  • Design and Technology (16+) – held in November of Year 11 as part of our 16+ entrance procedure
  • Drama (13+) – held in October of Year 8
  • Drama (16+) – held in October of Year 11
  • Music (11+) and (13+) – held in late January or early February of the year of entry
  • Music (16+) – held in November of Year 11 as part of the 16+ entrance procedure
  • Sports (13+) – held in October of Year 8
  • Sports (16+) – held in October of Year 11

For entry at 13+ and 16+ there are also Foundation Awards, for day entry only, which are assessed in conjunction with the Academic Scholarships. The value of a Scholarship or Foundation Award is a fee concession of 5 per cent which parents or legal guardians of the awardee may elect to accept. More than one Scholarship can be awarded to a candidate although the total fee reduction available is limited to 5 per cent.

The level of fee concession provided can be augmented by bursary support up to 100 per cent of the boarding or day fees subject to means assessment. To access bursary support a Confidential Statement of Financial Circumstances must be completed and should be submitted before the examination closing date.


Completed bursary applications received after the closing date will not be assessed until after the result of a Scholarship application is known and any bursary award may not then be offered at the time of joining the School. We are not able to provide an indication of the amount of financial assistance that may be available until the Registration Form has been completed and returned to the Admissions Office, together with payment of the Registration Fee. Bursary application forms are obtainable from funding@rugbyschool.co.uk).

Additionally, at the Head Master’s discretion, exceptional awards with a fee concession, which may be greater than 5 per cent, can be made where, during the assessment process, we identify exceptional potential.

For an application form and further details about how to apply for means-tested bursary augmentation, which could provide up to a 100 per cent fee concession, please contact:
Email: admissions@rugbyschool.co.uk
Telephone: for 16+ awards 01788 556 276; for 13+ awards 01788 556 274
Address: Admissions Office, Rugby School, Temple House, 1 Barby Road, Rugby CV22 5DW