A Wisbech Grammar School Scholarship is an award recognising a very high level of achievement in a competitive examination or assessment. It carries the title ‘Scholar’ and includes financial support. Our Scholars have immense pride and live the values of the School, being a role model for other pupils and are actively involved in the School Community. Existing and prospective pupils can apply to become a Scholar either on entry into 1st or 3rd Form and Lower 6th Form.
Types of Scholarship
Academic Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the very strongest academic performance assessed by the entrance exam or internal exam and supported by predicted grades, interview and by references from the Head of the child’s current school.
1st Form (Year 7) You do not need to apply for an Academic Scholarship for entry into 1st Form (Year 7) as the assessment is carried out as part of the admissions process when you apply to the School. These assessments take place on October 12, 2019 followed by interviews. 1st Form Scholars are selected on the outcome of this process along with their references.
You are required to apply for an Academic Scholarship in 3rd Form (Year 9) and Lower 6th Form (Year 12) by downloading the Academic Scholarship form and registering your child using our Registration Form.
3rd Form (Year 9) Academic Scholarship application can be download and returned to the Admissions team by November 22, 2019 along with your Registration From and supporting documents.
Children applying for a 3rd Form Academic Scholarship will be invited to sit an online assessment w/c January 20, 2020 (dates may be subject to some change).They will also be invited to an interview with the Headmaster.
Lower 6th Form Academic Scholarship application can be downloaded and returned to the Admissions team by November 22, 2019 along with your Registration Form and supporting documents
Successful applicants will be invited to the next stage of the process to sit an assessment w/c January 20, 2020 and will also be invited for an interview with the Headmaster. GCSE predicted grades are also taken into account as part of the Scholarship process.
All-Rounder Scholarships are awarded on the basis of strong academic performance and are intended to enable any boy or girl of outstanding all-round ability and leadership to benefit from an education at Wisbech Grammar School. Pupils can choose their field of ability in music, drama, art or sport. All year groups are required to apply for this type of Scholarship.
There are three entry points: 1st and 3rd Form (Year 7 and Year 9) and Lower 6th Form (Year 12). To apply for a Scholarship, you will need to register your child for admission using the Registration Form and paying the £125 Registration Fee and return the scholarship application form.
1st and 3rd Form (Year 7 and Year 9) All-Rounder Scholarship application can be downloaded and returned to the Admissions team by November 22, 2019 along with your Registration Form and supporting documents.
Lower 6th Form (Year 12) All-Rounder Scholarship application can be downloaded and returned to the Admissions team by November 22, 2019 along with your Registration Form and supporting documents.
Successful applicants will then be invited to an ‘Assessment Week’ w/c January 20, 2019 to be assessed in their chosen field of expertise in music, drama, art or sport.
Where a Scholarship is awarded, a fee remission of £1000 per annum will be granted for Year 7 and Year 9 pupils, rising to £1500 per annum for 6th Form pupils.
You are welcome to apply for a Scholarship if you feel your child meets the School’s criteria. The deadline for submitting a Scholarship application for September entry is November 22, 2019 . Your child’s progression to the Scholarship Assessments, held in January, will be confirmed after the applications have closed and once they have sat their entrance exam.