Information leaflet

For entry September 2019:

Deadline for Bursary entries: Friday 30th November 2018.

Dates for the Entrance Examinations

“Legis Plenitudo Charitas”
(“Charity is the Fulfilment of the Law”)

— Blessed Antonio Rosmini, Founder of Ratcliffe College 

As a Catholic school our aim is to help children who, under normal circumstances, would not be able to benefit from a Ratcliffe education.

Bursaries are available for up to 80% of a student’s School Fee and in exceptional circumstances up to 100%.  All awards are subject to parental means testing.

Year 7 entry

Bursaries are available to students joining Ratcliffe from maintained schools into Year 7.

Year 12 entry

For external students gaining entry into Year 12, we offer Sixth Form Gifted and Talented Bursaries in the following categories:

  • Academic
  • Sporting
  • Creative:
    • Music
    • Drama
    • Art & Design

In addition, Leicester based charity, Sir Thomas White, may also provide a 100% bursary (Day Fee only) for one strong academic student joining Ratcliffe College’s Sixth Form from the maintained sector and who lives in Leicestershire.  Ratcliffe may recommend up to three students per year.

Bursaries are allocated annually, following interview, assessment in any perceived and noteworthy talent, and a formal application for bursarial assistance, which includes parental means testing.

Offers will be made based upon satisfactory performance at GCSE as per the School’s criteria for entry into the Sixth Form.

Existing Students, Old Ratcliffians and Catholic Families

Bursarial support is provided to successful students in these groups via:
  • The Ratcliffian Association & Cunningham Fund Bursaries
  • The Peter Daley Bursaries


- All Bursaries are subject to meeting the School’s entry requirements.
- All Bursaries require parental means-tested assessments, and may be reviewed annually.
- Students and their families must be in sympathy with the Catholic ethos of the School.
- Students will be expected to play an active part in the life of the School.
- Application deadline is the last Friday in November.

For further details and an application form, please contact our Admissions Department on 01509 817072 or registrar@ratcliffe.leics.sch.uk.