Christ’s Hospital’s scholarship programme recognises high achieving and talented individuals who excel in specific fields, for example, academic work, music, sport, art or drama and would benefit from financial assistance towards a first class education.

Our scholars contribute something unique to our School, and lead by example. To recognise this, Christ’s Hospital offers scholarships of up to 20 percent off the assessed fee level.

Scholarships are awarded to pupils who are entering the School at Year 9 and Year 12 also to existing pupils who are moving into Year 9 and Year 12.

The competition is intense and the School is looking for evidence that your child’s achievements merit their consideration.

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  • Meeting the academic entrance standard for Christ’s Hospital.
  • Portfolio of achievements.
  • Interview with key staff.
  • Assessments are held following the successful completion of our entrance exams

What is the difference between a bursary and a scholarship?

Bursaries are given on the basis of need, whereas scholarships reward outstanding achievements and talent in, for example, academic work, music, sport, art or drama. Scholarships may be offered to give a discount of up to 20% of the assessed fee level. Pupils may be awarded both a bursary and a scholarship at the same time. Bursaries make places at Christ’s Hospital affordable, scholarships are the cherry on the icing on the cake for a very few outstanding students!

How do I apply for a scholarship? (Not available at Year 7 entry)

When you first complete the registration form you should tick the box that indicates your interest in a particular scholarship. All scholars still have to meet our academic criteria so we will not invite anyone to come for a scholarship assessment unless they have been offered a place as a result of our academic assessments. Because Christ’s Hospital is a nationally and internationally famous school, competition for scholarships is intense and we will look for evidence in your scholarship application of outstanding achievement – we only ask a selected number of scholarship candidates to undertake the scholarship assessments so even if you have applied for a scholarship your child might not necessarily be assessed for one.