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Scholarships & Fee Assistance

      The school offers scholarships to pupils who show outstanding talent in various fields: academic, art, drama, music and sport. Pupils may apply for scholarships at entry into Year 7, Year 9 and the Sixth form. Scholarship awards are determined by the Entrance examinations, scholarship exams, an interview with the Head or member of the Senior Management Team and, where appropriate, a practical assessment in school of the candidate’s proficiency in his or her chosen area.

      Scholarships are normally awarded for the duration of the pupil’s school career, on condition that the pupil remains a committed and positive member of the school community, and actively contributes to the school’s academic or co-curricular life.

      Applications for scholarships into Year 7 are accepted from new pupils and pupils from Rydal Penrhos Prep School, and at Year 9 and Sixth form from pupils new to the school.

      Scholarship application and assessment dates

      Year Application Deadline  Exams And Assessments
      Sixth Form Early November Mid-November
      Year 7 Early January End January/Early February
      Year 9 Early January End January/Early February

      For further details about all aspects of the admissions process, please contact Mrs Jenny Marsden +44 (0)1492 530155


      Rydal Penrhos is committed to broadening access to the school by offering bursary awards to eligible families. A bursary is a reduction in fees based on an assessment of the merit of the pupil and the financial circumstances of the family.

      • Bursaries are available to pupils who are offered a scholarship but whose parents may need additional funding to enable their child to join the school.

      Applicants for a bursary in any Senior school year group are subject to the standard assessment criteria that form part of the entrance and scholarship process. Bursaries are means-tested and, in accordance with the Charities Commission guidelines, are assessed following the completion of a confidential statement of financial circumstances. All bursary awards are subject to annual means-testing thereafter.

      For further details about bursaries, please contact Mrs Jenny Marsden +44 (0)1492 530155.

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      Forces families

      Rydal Penrhos is an MOD approved school and is covered by the North Wales Day School Allowance, which is available for the education of children of Service personnel based in North Wales, in the counties of Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire or the Isle of Anglesey, and who meet all the criteria for payment of CEA.

      It is in place to allow the children of personnel newly based in North Wales to attend an independent day school as an alternative to a state day school that is operating the bilingual teaching policy. For boarders, forces bursaries are available.

      The standard admissions process applies to children of Service personnel, which includes taking the Entrance exam, and opportunity to apply for Scholarships or Bursaries when applying to the Senior School.

      For further information and an application form for a scholarship or bursary please contact our Admissions Office on or complete the enquiry form below.

      Scholarship Enquiry Form

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