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Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarships and other non means-tested awards are limited to a maximum of 10% of the fees.

Academic Scholarships

The Governors offer a number of Scholarships each year for boys showing outstanding intellectual promise. These awards can continue throughout a boy’s Willington career to the end of Year 8, subject to a satisfactory annual review. Scholarships are available from Year 3 upwards and are assessed internally after joining the school. 

Annual reviews of a scholar’s performance will be based on assessment grades, twice-yearly reports and the Head’s recommendation to Governors.

Chorister Scholarship

The Chorister Scholarship is available to all Willington boys (Years 4-8) who have successfully auditioned for our Choristers. The Scholarship covers the cost of small group singing lessons on a weekly basis, while Probationers and, once confirmed as a Chorister, for individual singing lessons. The Chorister Scholarship
has a termly value of about 5% of the fees.

The Oates Scholarship

For Year 6 boys, the Oates Scholarship may be awarded to those showing outstanding ability either academically, musically, or on the sports field.  These Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Headmaster.  Specific terms and conditions apply to the Oates Scholarship and these may be obtained by emailing bursar@willingtonschool.co.uk.

Means-tested Bursaries

The School also offers a limited number of means-tested Bursaries, either for potential pupils whose parents declare in advance that they would otherwise be unable to afford the full fees, or for current pupils whose family circumstances change unexpectedly. Levels of bursary support awarded take into account the family income and assets, the family circumstances and the pupil benefit.  In the most extreme circumstances, Bursary support can be as much as 100% of the fees. Parents who might need Bursary support should email bursar@willingtonschool.co.uk for an application form.