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ST GEORGE’S COLLEGE, WEYBRIDGE
Breakdown showing fee assistance for the last academic year’s intake into Year 7 and Sixth Form:
14% of new students received some kind of fee assistance. 5% of new students received a means-tested Assisted Place, of which half had 100% of their fees paid for (plus help with other expenses) and half had 75% of their fees covered.
Support with school fees
St George’s College is committed to broadening access by offering eligible parents/guardians means-tested financial support with school fees. The school offers a number of Assisted Places and hardship Bursaries which are means-tested. Assisted Places are available for new entrants to the school coming in at different entrance points across the school and are mostly awarded at entry into Year 7, and Sixth Form. These awards vary from 25% to 110% of the tuition fees. Some pupils may be awarded both a scholarship and an Assisted Place. SGC has additional bursarial funds to provide short-term assistance to current parents where there has been an unforeseen change in financial circumstances. Such awards are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. For information on this for existing pupils please contact the school directly.
To apply for an Assisted Place for new entrants you will need to complete and return our application form by 31 October of the year preceding the year of entry, e.g. 31 Oct 2019 for entry in Sep 2020. The form and application process is available here. All applications are subject to annual means-testing and may be varied upwards or downwards depending on financial circumstances.
St George’s College offers scholarships to pupils who have demonstrated particular academic aptitude or talent, including in art, music, drama and sport. The percentage fee remission for a scholarship is usually a maximum of 10% of fees. Around 30 scholarships are offered to pupils every year in the Year 7 intake and approximately 10 for those entering the Sixth Form. Scholarships can also be awarded at other entry points into the school, and at any point thereafter following sustained evidence of eligibility. Pupils in general, may hold more than one scholarship, but this does not involve an increase in fee remission. Our overall expectation is that scholars should be maintaining a good overall academic level – no matter what subject area they hold the scholarship for.
Year 7 Scholarships
Scholarships are offered at age 11 upon entry in the following areas: Academic, Sport, Art and Music. Academic scholarships are determined by academic results of the Entrance Examinations, along with an interview with the Headmistress. There are three Van Crombrugghe awards (VCs) awarded to the highest scoring Junior School pupil, the highest scoring child from an external Prep School and the highest scoring child from an external Junior School. A number of additional academic scholarships are also awarded. Pupils are invited to apply for a scholarship in all other areas of Art, Music and Sport at 11+, for which assessments and interviews form part of the process. Successful pupils will be notified in their offer letters.
Year 9 Scholarships
The next age at which a number of scholarships are awarded is at 13+. At this point, all external pupils are eligible to apply for Academic, Sport, Art, Music and Drama scholarships. Internal pupils may also apply for scholarships at this point. External pupils sit Academic Scholarship papers in each subject, set and marked by our Heads of Department, but following the ISEB model. Internal pupils may be awarded Academic Scholarships if they have been performing outstandingly across all subjects in general. For Academic scholarships for internal pupils at 13+, we consider performance throughout Years 7 and 8.
Sixth Form Scholarships
There is a major review of scholarships during Year 11 when we discuss whether internal pupils should retain and/or be considered for a new scholarship for the Sixth Form. This will be based upon their performance and recommendations from Heads of Departments. Internal pupils may be awarded honorary academic scholarships providing they achieve at least 10A* (8/9) at GCSE. External pupils may also be awarded an academic scholarship at 16+ based on their GCSE results. External pupils can apply for non-academic scholarships at 16+ and will be assessed and interviewed for these.
Assessment dates for 2020 intake
Sixth Form Scholarship Assessments: w/c Monday 4 November 2019; interviews on Saturday 9 November 2019; offers posted on Friday 29 November 2019.
Year 7: Entrance Examination (for Academic Scholarships decisions) Tuesday 7 January 2020. Academic Scholarship interviews: Monday 27 January 2020 & Monday 24 February 2020; Sports Scholarships assessments: Wednesday 11 December 2019 & Thursday 9 January 2020; Music Scholarship assessments: Monday 16 December 2019; Art Scholarship assessments: Monday 13 & Tuesday 14 January 2020.
Offers posted home: Thursday 23 January 2020 & Thursday 13 February 2020
Year 9: Art, Drama, Music, Sport Scholarship assessments: Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 January 2020. Offers posted home: Friday 14 February 2020. Academic Scholarship assessments: Monday 24 – Wednesday 26 February 2020.
Offers posted home: Thursday 5 March 2020.