Through the Bishop's Stortford College scholarship programme, we aim to foster and celebrate excellence. Scholarships are awarded to candidates who show outstanding talent, based on ability and potential.
10+/Year 6 entry - Academic and Music
11+/Year 7 entry - Academic, Music, Art and Sport
13+/Year 9 - Academic, Music, Art and Sport
16+/Sixth Form entry - Academic, Music, Art and Sport
Age categories for candidates
|10+||Form 2||Year 6||10 years|
|11+||Lower Third||Year 7||11 years|
|13+||Fourth Form||Year 9||13 years|
|16+||Lower Sixth||Year 12||16 years|
*Age on 1st September of the year of entry
A note about Financial Assistance Awards
A College Scholarship is entirely related to a child’s ability and potential. If there is concern about affording the fees, then families are encouraged to apply for a means-tested Financial Assistance Award (traditionally known as a Bursary). The scholarship and the financial assistance award applications are considered separately. The need for financial assistance does not determine the level of discount offered with a scholarship award.
Applications for Scholarships and/or Financial Assistance must be submitted with the main College Application Form.
13+ and 16+ Sport Scholarship Information
Sport scholarships are awarded on entry to the Fourth Form (Year 9) and Lower Sixth Form (Year 12) to attract or retain outstanding sportsmen and sportswomen who will contribute to raising the standard and profile of College sport through an exceptional level of sporting performance and by providing excellent role models.
Sports scholarships will be awarded to those who will bring distinction to the College through sport in terms of their performance, attitude and conduct.
They will be expected to:
- Excel in at least one of the school’s core sports (Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Cricket or Swimming.)
- Possess significant future potential.
- Demonstrate impressive personal qualities and sporting leadership.
- Achieve the required academic standard for the College and optimise their academic potential.
Candidates are invited to complete the application form and return it to Mrs Marie-Louise Gough, Senior School Admissions Officer, together with references from your Head of Sport and at least one specialist coach. The deadline for applications is 31st October (16+) and 30th November (13+).
Applicants will be invited to attend an assessment day on Friday 18th November (16+) and Friday 27th January (13+) which will involve:
- Physical ability and fitness tests.
- Sport specific practical assessments.
- An interview with the Director of Sport and Head of Sport.
Scholarship offers will be made during the week commencing 5th December (16+) and by 11th February (13+).
Director of Sport
Tel: 01279 838616
Recommended level of performance for scholarship application at 13+ and 16+
Candidates will be expected to have reached the following standard or equivalent level of performance:
|Rugby||13+ County/Regional Academy|
|16+ Divisional Level|
|Hockey||13+ JRPC Tier 1|
|16+ JRPC Tier 2 (HiPAC/ Futures Cup)|
|Netball||13+ Satellite Academy|
|16+ County Academy|
|Cricket||13+ County Level|
|16+ Regional Level|
|Swimming||13+ County Level|
|16+ Regional Level|