Rendcomb College offers a number of opportunities for pupils to apply for Scholarships. Awards recognise a pupil’s potential, a pupil’s particular level of skill or talent and the value that we believe a pupil will add to the life of our school. The number of individual Scholarships awarded each year depends solely on the calibre of the candidates. There is no limit to the number of Scholarships the school awards; Rendcomb looks for a level of excellence in order to award a Scholarship. All awards are reassessed annually and are subject to satisfactory academic progress and behaviour.
The 7+ Rendcomb Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded for entrance into Year 3 in our Junior School. Current Junior School pupils in Year 2 may also apply.
The assessment takes into account a candidate’s ability, potential, attitude and work ethos. Candidates will need to demonstrate their Literacy and Numeracy skills in written tests and take part in challenging tasks and discussions to assess group interaction and problem solving skills. There is also the opportunity for candidates to highlight a specific talent or skill they may have. The Head of Juniors will meet with each child as part of the assessment process.
The awards will be retained until the pupil leaves the Junior School at the end of Year 6. We strongly recommend that parents of current pupils discuss any application with the Head of Juniors.
Awards will usually carry the value of up to 10% of the school fees.
11+ Scholarships are awarded for entrance into Year 7 in the Senior School. Academic, Art, Music, Drama and Sport scholarships are available and candidates are entitled to apply for one or two specialisms. Scholarships are applied for during the 11+ entry process, with Scholarships becoming relevant when the pupil begins Year 7.
The Rendcomb Scholarship
Available only at 11+ for pupils at Rendcomb College Junior School
The Head of College, Mr Rob Jones, looks for candidates to display a range of skills and abilities but also to demonstrate other skills such as leadership, team-work, ability to work with younger children and a desire to be of service in the school. Candidates will have shown evidence of this type of service during their time at Rendcomb College Junior School.
Junior School Centenary Scholarships
Up to 2, 100% Scholarships will be available for pupils of exceptional academic ability who are looking to enter Year 4.
This award will continue for the duration of a pupil’s time in the Junior School. Scholars will be eligible to apply for any Senior School Scholarship and/or bursary support for Year 7 entry. In addition, having attended the Junior School from Year 4, Scholars would receive an automatic 10% discount on Senior School fees.
Pupils wishing to apply for a Centenary Scholarship will be required to sit an assessment for which no preparation is required. Places will be offered on the basis of the assessment and a meeting with the Head of Juniors.
Though not a prerequisite of application, preference will be given to candidates who fulfil the following:
- Pupils who also offer an additional significant extracurricular contribution
- Pupils who are either in the correct year group for their age or ahead by up to one year
- Pupils for whom independent education would be financially unachievable (means testing may be required)
- Pupils who have always been educated in the state sector.
Further information about all Scholarships (7+, 11+, 13+ and 16+) can be obtained from the Registrar, Ellie Townsend and all information is listed on the Rendcomb College website.