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Bablake School

Coundon Road
West Midlands

T: +44 (0)24 7627 1200

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ISC ID: 56592


Mr Andrew Wright (Head)

Boys - age range:

Day: 11 to 18

Girls - age range:

Day: 11 to 18


719 pupils

Bablake School case studies (87)

Impact of partnership work done in 2023 (ISC annual Census 2024)

  • 8 state schools involved
  • 201-500 state school pupils involved
  • 200 staff hours given

Impact Statement

Bablake staff take the lead role in organising several Coventry and Warwickshire schools sports events: 3 of 6 Warwickshire Girls’ hockey tournaments; Coventry schools rounders tournaments (U12,13,14,15), primarily involving state schools; organisation and hosts of girls’ U19 and U15 Coventry schools netball tournaments; organisation of girls’ Warwickshire U16 netball tournament; organisation of boys’ and girls’ Coventry schools Athletics meets, and co-ordination of city and county athletics teams; use of facilities for two-day U16 district cricket festival last summer and U10 – U19 boys’ and girls’ Warwickshire cricket matches; hosting of Coventry schools Rugby trials (U15 and U16), U16 district matches, U14 district emerging schools and the Warwickshire U14 Festival, involving schools from Coventry, Nuneaton, Solihull, S. Warwickshire and Rugby; Coventry schools rugby union U13 festival including 6 state schools; host West Midlands Round of ESAA cross country cup (with 8 state schools entered); Year 5 rugby day with support from Wasps; host the MCC cricket hub for local disadvantaged children; host the Wasps netball academy for local children. All of these are provided free of charge and support several hundred local children.

We organise various activity days (MFL, music, creative arts, STEM) for local Year 5 children; e.g. two Gamelan sessions were organised for 150 children from Walsgrave Academy, Hollyfast Primary, St John’s C of E and St Osburg’s RC Primary when we borrowed a full-size Gamelan for a week. In 2017-18, over 700 Year 5 children from the following primary schools benefited from specialist teaching visits at their own schools (Music, Art, ICT, Science, MFL, History, Philosophy, Peace and Reconciliation) or activity days at Bablake (cricket, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby):
Allesley Primary School
All Souls RC Primary School
Balsall Common Primary School
Berkswell Primary School
Christ the King RC Primary School
Clifford Bridge Primary School
Coundon Primary School
Earlsdon Primary School
Eastern Green Primary School
Ernesford Grange Primary School
Finham Primary School
Hobrooks Primary School
Hollyfast Primary School
Keresley Grange Primary School
Knightlow Primary School
Lady Katherine Leveson Primary School
Milverton Primary School
Moseley Primary School
Pearl Hyde Primary School
Richard Lee Primary School
St Augustine’s RC Primary School
St Christopher’s Primary School
St John’s Allesley
St Marie’s Junior School
St Osburg’s RC Primary School
Sketchley Hill Primary School
The Croft Preparatory School
Tiverton School
Whitley Abbey Primary School
Whitmore Park Primary School
Willenhall Primary School

Oxbridge interview support given in 2017-18 to eight students at Tudor Grange, Arden Academy, and WMG Academy.

We loaned minibuses free of charge to
- the 70th scout group in Finham, Coventry, enabling 15 local children to enjoy a week’s camp in the Forest of Dean.
- a local church youth group for a weekend activity.

Bursaries and Scholarships

We offer our pupils excellent value-added experiences so they leave us in the best possible position to achieve success in their futures. At the present time about 30% of all pupils in the School receive some form of financial assistance either through the extensive Bursary Scheme or from a Scholarship.

It is the Governors’ stated policy, through their Bursary and Scholarship Schemes, to give able children whose parents could not otherwise afford fees, the opportunity to attend Bablake and to remain at the School until the end of their schooling, which for the majority is at 18. Our pupils’ public examination results have consistently been amongst the highest in the area, enabling them to continue to the universities of their choice in a competitive arena.

The Governors award annually a number of Entry Bursaries. These are awarded in the light of both the entrance examination performance and a review of annual parental income. The level of assistance will be dependent upon gross parental income. Entrance Bursaries range from 10% up to 90%.

Please note: bursaries and scholarships are only available to pupils applying for September entry into Shells (Year 7) or Sixth Form at the main 11+/Sixth Form entry points in the year. Bursaries and/or scholarships are not available for entry into any other year groups.

11+ Entry

A number of Academic, Music and Art Scholarships are available for Shells (Year 7) entry. The award of these scholarships is based on the ability of the child and their performance in the examination and at interview.  The scholarships offered are as follows:

General – candidates who achieve the highest overall marks in English, Mathematics and Reasoning, and who perform well at interview

English – candidates who achieve the highest marks in English, and who perform well at interview

Mathematics – candidates who achieve the highest marks in Mathematics, and who perform well at interview

Music – candidates who show exceptional musical accomplishment and who have reached the minimum academic standard to qualify for admission to the School

Art – candidates who show exceptional artistic flair and ability and who have reached the minimum academic standard to qualify for admission to the School


Cricket Scholarships may be awarded from the Third Year (Year 9) to sportsmen or women who exhibit outstanding promise (normally at county level), as well as dedication to school cricket. 


Sixth Form Bursaries and Scholarships

Bursaries which are already held by current students are continued into the Sixth Form, subject to the usual assessment of income and any other rules governing these schemes. However, a number of additional bursaries are available for students entering the Sixth Form. These are open to both current students and applicants from outside Bablake. Any current parents who feel that their financial circumstances may entitle them to consideration for a bursary award should contact the Headmaster’s PA for an application form. Parents completing an external application form are required to tick the bursary box and a bursary form will then be sent out to them for completion.

A number of Academic, Music and Sports scholarships are available for Sixth Form entry. These are open to both current students and applications from outside Bablake. The amount of the scholarships will vary, and in recent years has ranged from 3% to 30% of the School fee. For specific information about each scholarship, including how to apply, please refer to the current Sixth Form Prospectus, which can be found on our website.


  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Lump sum payment discounts