A number of scholarships exist for the most able students and means-tested bursaries are available separately for those who require financial assistance with fees. In all cases the candidate must complete the Application Process first before applying for a scholarship.
Bursaries are available to assist parents on lower incomes who wish to send their child to the College. They are also available to parents whose financial circumstances change while they have a child at the College. Bursaries are means-tested and parents will be required to complete a detailed form in support of their application. Please notify us if you require further information regarding bursaries.
Scholarships are awarded in recognition of exceptional academic ability or potential. They are available as follows:
Lower School Exhibitions and Scholarships
Outstanding candidates from our entrance test and/or interview 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 Form 4 and 5 Scholarships subject to academic progress. 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 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. Competition for these awards is intense, and typically, only those who achieve 10 A*s/grade 9s (or the local national equivalent) will be considered. 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 will be considered for scholarships based on their GCSE/IGCSE results with 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, suitable candidates will be invited to apply and will complete an interview with the Principal, references and a personal statement. The number of Principal’s Scholarships available is very limited indeed and the value is typically 25% to 50% of fees (though can be more in very exceptional circumstances).
NB All scholarship funds are limited and will be allocated to top students at the Principal’s discretion.
Sixth form boarding applicants can also consider applying for an Anthony Morris Scholarship which is a substantial award 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. Click here to find out how to apply.