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ISC ID: 36819


Mr Christopher Townsend (Headmaster)

Boys - age range:

Day: 13 to 18

Boarding: 13 to 18

Girls - age range:

Day: 13 to 18

Boarding: 13 to 18


559 pupils

Felsted School case studies (10)

Impact of partnership work done in 2018 (ISC annual Census 2019)

  • 10 state schools involved
  • 500+ state school pupils involved
  • 100 staff hours given

Impact Statement

One of our PE teachers works closely with, the School Sports Coordinator for the Dunmow Family of the USSP (Dunmow St Mary’s, Great Dunmow, Felsted Primary, Flitch Green Academy, Great Easton CofE, Stebbing Primary, Thaxted Primary, Rodings Primary, Great Bardfield Primary) to provide support in running a number of their events. We host 5 events each year which are all targeted at the year 5 & 6 pupils from the 10 local primary schools in the Dunmow Family. These tournaments cover a range of sports including dodgeball tournament, sportshall (indoor) athletics, rounders, netball and hockey. For the hockey, rounders and netball events we also provide logistical support in terms of officials and administrators from the Felsted School student body. The impact of this has been a much higher quality of events, both in terms of the facilities being used and also the organisation of events. Each event caters for around 100 pupils and for many of them, these events provide their only source of regular sporting competition. The impact on the pupils competing has been an increase in the number wanting to join their school’s extra-curricular activities programme or sports clubs outside school. In 2018/19 we have continued to develop the partnership. We hosted 3 events in the Christmas term (Dodgeball, sports hall athletics and an inclusion/disability event) giving the USSP access to the sports hall for the duration of the event. We have hosted a fourth event already this term (multi-skills event); two further events are planned for 8th February (hockey) and 22nd March (netball). In addition, we are looking to host the District mini hockey tournaments on February 27th and March 7th.
The feedback from the partnership schools is unequivocally positive and as a resultthe School Games Coordinator for Uttlesford District is keen to extend the partnership to encompass more events on a wider scale.

Testimonials from some of our partners:

Great Dunmow School Sports Coordinator: The Great Dunmow family of schools have worked in partnership with Felsted School now for 2 years with regards to sport. During this time, we’ve been able to host a number of tournaments at the school which has been extremely beneficial to the family. Due to the excellent facilities at Felsted and the time given to us, we’ve seen an increase in participation in dodgeball, hockey, netball and sports hall athletics.

The teachers and staff at Felsted have always been welcoming and friendly which has made it a memorable experience for the schools attending. At some tournaments, the sports leaders have helped out with umpiring and scoring and have always acted in a professional manner. It’s a fantastic venue to hold sporting competitions and we feel extremely lucky to have a partnership with such a great school.

Stebbing Primary: Having started using Felsted’s facilities for the past 2 years, all of the members of staff and children within Stebbing Primary School have identified the welcoming nature that Felsted provide starting from helpful parking attendants directing parents, approachable members of staff who are always willing to lend a hand, mature and responsible students who have supported the activities confidently and facilities that primary schools can only dream of.

Since we have moved our events to Felsted, we have been able to take more children and teams to the events which is helping to increase our participation levels in primary sport.

Great Easton Primary: We are part of the Uttlesford School Sports Partnership and compete in a range of competitions against the 10 primary schools in the Great Dunmow ‘family’. We really enjoy coming to Felsted School for our competitions as they have great facilities, polite and helpful pupils and staff and ample parking for all teams. At some events, they have even provided refreshments for the staff and pupils which is very well received. We particularly enjoy playing hockey at the school, as their astro pitches are excellent, but also their students referee the matches and really help our children have a great experience and improve their game. We’d like to say a big thank you for their support with all our sports fixtures.

In January 2019 (10/1/19), we used our partnership with Saracens rugby to offer a free coaching session for 20 Y9 boys at the Royal Docks School. Coaches included Felsted staff and current Saracens players (including an Old Felstedian). This gave the pupils access to high quality coaching and the opportunities and expertise that might not normally be available to them.

Scholarships and Mary Skill Awards are available for candidates showing excellence in and commitment to Academic subjects, Music, Art, Sport, Design and Technology and Drama. Scholarships can be worth up to 20% off the fees and Mary Skill Awards up to £2000 per annum.


Felsted has a long tradition of providing assistance with the cost of school fees to pupils whose families do not have the resources to cover the cost of their education, but who would gain great benefit from the educational experience that Felsted can offer.

Requests for financial support usually falls into one of the below four categories.

  1. Top-up Bursary: for applicants who have been awarded an Academic, Art, D&T, Drama, Music or Sport Scholarship, or a Mary Skill Award, but whose parents are unable to afford the full fees

  2. Open Bursary: for applicants whose families would otherwise be unable to consider the school due to their financial circumstances. Up to two open bursaries will be offered each year to day or boarding pupils entering Year 7, 9 and 12, who we consider will benefit most from the opportunity and who are in the greatest financial need. Up to 100% support is available dependent on financial means.

  3. Hardship Bursary: for existing pupils where an unforeseen change in parent circumstances has resulted in difficulty in meeting the full fees, and would otherwise result in the child being withdrawn part way through an academic stage of a Felsted education.

  4. Sibling Bursary: for families with four or more children in the School at the same time.

All bursary applications are reviewed on a means-tested basis. Further information can be found on the Bursary Policy or via our website

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Choral scholarships
  • Design scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Science/Technology scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Clergy discounts
  • H M Forces discounts
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils
  • Lump sum payment discounts