Scholarships and Bursaries

Concord believes in supporting able students to achieve their potential. We also believe in celebrating success.

Bursaries and Scholarships serve different purposes.  


Scholarships celebrate outstanding academic performance. Each year a small number of scholarships are awarded in recognition of outstanding academic ability or potential. In an academically high-flying school, being awarded a scholarship is a truly exceptional achievement. 

Bursaries are different, they are available to assist parents who might not be able to afford the full college fees but who believe a Concord education would be the best route for their child. They are also available to parents whose financial circumstances change while they have a child at the College. Bursaries are means-tested and parents must complete a detailed form in support of their application. Please click here to view our Bursary Policy.

Candidates must complete the standard Concord application process and be offered a place first before applying for a bursary or being considered for a scholarship. 

Lower School Exhibitions and Scholarships


Outstanding candidates from our entrance process will be invited to sit subject-specific Scholarship papers and/or be interviewed by the Head of Lower School or the Principal. Form 3 awards are called Exhibitions and are made for a single year, though these can be continued through to become Form 4 and 5 Scholarships, subject to academic progress and the student following College values. Awards made in Form 4 are held for two years through to the end of Form 5. The financial value of Lower School awards is 5% to 10% of the fees. 

Sixth Form Scholarships


Academic Scholarships are a recognition of GCSE/IGCSE level performance. Competition for these awards is intense, and typically only those who achieve at least 10 A*s/grade 9s (or the local national equivalent) will be considered.

Awards are considered on individual merit and are based on a track record of outstanding academic performance. For students who are new to Concord, following the application process for a Sixth Form place, Scholarship applicants are required to submit their GCSE/IGCSE (or equivalent) results to the Principal’s Office. Results should be submitted by the December of the student’s 6.1 year at the College. Scholarships will be awarded in December and will cover the whole of the 6.1 and 6.2 years.

Concord students continuing from Form 5 to the Sixth Form are considered for scholarships based on their GCSE/IGCSE results on exactly the same criteria. The financial value of Sixth Form Academic Scholarships is 5% to 10% of the fees.

Principal’s Scholarships are designed to attract the very best new students from around the world to Concord. Following the application process for a Sixth Form place, exceptional candidates who are also expecting high examination results will be invited to apply. They will be interviewed by the Principal and asked to submit references and a personal statement. The number of Principal’s Scholarships available is limited and the value is typically 25% to 50% of fees (though can be more in very exceptional circumstances).

Sixth Form boarding applicants can also consider applying for an Anthony Morris Scholarship which is a substantial award combining the principals of scholarship and bursary to enable a young person to apply to Concord whose family might otherwise be unable to afford the fees. The application process involves means testing of the family resources and income to ensure that the scholarships are awarded to those most in need, and there is a separate application process for this.

Please note that all scholarship funds are limited and will be allocated at the Principal’s discretion. 

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