Scholarships

Information Leaflet

Creative Scholarship: Art

Creative Scholarship: Drama

Creative Scholarship: Music

Sports Scholarship

For entry September 2018: The application process has now closed.

Dates for the 2018 Entrance Examinations

Ratcliffe College offers a wide range of Scholarships to recognise academic, sporting, musical, dramatic and artistic talent amongst students for the Senior School.  We have the highest expectations of our Scholarship students; challenging each of them to fulfil their potential in all their endeavours.

Scholarships may be awarded up to the value of 50% of the school fee.

Year 7 Entry

Academic

Students who excel in our 11+ Entrance Examinations.
 

Sport

Students will be expected to play representative sport at county level or the equivalent, preferably, but not exclusively, in one of the school’s major team sports.  Students will be expected to maintain representative sport at county level through to the end of Year 11.
 

Creative

Students will be expected to demonstrate one of the following :
 
-  play a musical instrument or sing at Grade 4 (minimum), or an equivalent award.
-  provide a suitable portfolio showcasing their work in Drama. Students will be expected to study Drama at GCSE.
-  provide a portfolio showcasing their artistic talent. Students will be expected to study Art or Design at GCSE.
 

All-Rounder

Provided to students with significant talents in a range of disciplines.  A candidate applying for the Year 7 All-Rounder Scholarship will show a strong academic profile as measured by the Ratcliffe College Entrance Eexaminations (in Maths, English and Non-Verbal Reasoning). They should also be able to demonstrate that they could make a significant contribution to the extra-curricular life of our College.
 

Year 12 Entry

Academic

‘Rosminian’ Scholarships are awarded to the students with the top 5 GCSE results.
 

Sport

Students will be expected to play representative sport at county level or the equivalent, preferably in one of the school’s major team sports.
 

Creative

Music students will be expected to play or sing at Grade 6 (minimum) or equivalent award.  Students will be expected to study Music at ‘A’ level and/or contribute significantly to the musical life of the School.    
      
Drama students will be expected to provide a suitable portfolio showcasing their work and will be assessed at School.  Students will be expected to study Drama at ‘A’ level.
 
Art & Design students will be expected to provide a portfolio showcasing their work and will be assessed at School.  Students will be expected to study Art or Design at ‘A’ level.
 

 

-  Assessments will normally take place annually in January each year.
-  The deadline for applications is the last Friday in November.  In the interest of being fair to all families, the School will not accept applications that are received after the stated deadline.
-  Scholarships awarded in Year 7 are usually retained until the end of Year 11.
-  Scholarships awarded in Year 12 are for two years.
-  All awards are subject to a satisfactory annual review.

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