Scholarships and Bursaries

St Edward’s offers a range of Scholarships, maintaining the School’s ethos of engagement across a wide range of interests, designed to promote excellence across all areas of the school.

13+ and 16+ Scholarships


he scholarship programme at St Edward’s offers the following awards, most of which are available at 13+ and 16+ entry.

Click on each of the scholarships to read more:

Dates for scholarship applications, examinations and trials can be found here.

STEM Scholarships: available for Shell entry in 2020

From 2020, STEM scholarships are being offered at St Edward’s as a part of the 13+ general entrance examinations, which are sat on Tuesday 21st January 2020. Candidates for the STEM scholarships will be asked to sit a specific paper in science and one in maths. They will also be asked to talk about what they think of a STEM-based scenario, exploring their thoughts on the subject; the scenario will be given in advance, shortly after the application deadline on Monday 6th January 2020. Candidates will also have a short interview which will have a focus on STEM subjects.

In each step of the process, candidates are being asked to demonstrate how they think and approach the subject, it is not simply a test of what they know. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office on 01865 319200 or email.

Scholarship applications and eligibility

Any boy or girl registered to join the school at 13+ (Shell, Year 9) may apply for a scholarship to St Edward’s. Candidates for 13+ entry must be under the age of 14 on 1st September in the year of entry and must qualify for entrance to the school by Common Entrance, academic scholarship or St Edward’s own entrance examinations. Candidates for 16+ entry must qualify for entrance to the school through the academic entrance examinations.

All applications for scholarships must be completed by the candidate’s parents and then passed to the Head of the pupil’s current school for completion of the confidential reference.

If you have any questions about the scholarship application process please contact the Admissions Team.

Scholarships carry a 10% fee reduction; Exhibitions carry a 5% fee reduction.


Academic, Music, Sports and All-Rounder Scholarships (13+ only) for entrants at 13+ (into Year 9) and 16+ (into Year 12), can be increased by means testing up to a total of 100% fee reduction. There is no means tested increase available for Dance, Drama, Art and Design Technology Scholarships.

A bursary application should be made at the same time as the application for a Scholarship.

How many scholarships or awards are open to a single candidate?

Candidates may sit for:

  • An Academic Scholarship plus one other scholarship
  • A Music Scholarship plus one other scholarship
  • An Academic Scholarship, a Music Scholarship plus one other scholarship
  • A single scholarship

If you wish to make an application, please contact the Admissions Team.

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