Scholarships

Scholarships and Fee Assistance

At St. Francis’ College we support all girls in their individual gifts and talents and endeavour to help each one of them to discover her passion and unlock her potential. Our Scholarship programme is designed to identify strengths, nurture commitment and resilience, provide excitement and challenge and to celebrate success.

Prep School Scholarships

Year 3 Entry

There are a limited number of financial awards available to girls entering Year 3, which are awarded on the basis of assessment tests taken on one day in the Spring Term. These are open to internal and external applicants. Entrants must take the tests on the specified day in order to be considered for an award.

Year 5 Entry

Academic and Arts Scholarships (Dance, Drama, Music and/or Art) are available for entry into Year 5; these are open to both internal and external applicants.  Scholarship Exams and Auditions take place in the Spring Term. 

Senior School Scholarships

Year 7 (Entrance at 11+)

Academic Scholarships are awarded to the best candidates on the basis of performance in the College’s Entrance Examination. The value of scholarship award is either 10% or 20% and is open to both internal and external applicants.

There are two Sports Scholarship awards and four Arts Scholarships (Art, Dance, Drama, Music) to the value of 10% each plus tuition in one or two disciplines taken in College. 

One additional award: The St Francis de Sales Award – is offered to the daughter or granddaughter of an Old Girl of the College.

Year 9 (Entrance at 13+)

Academic Scholarships are awarded to the best candidates on the basis of performance in the College’s Entrance Examination with a value of either 10% or 20%.

Two Sports Scholarships and two Arts Scholarships (Art, Dance, Drama, Music) are available at 10% each plus tuition in one or two disciplines taken in College.

Year 12 – Sixth Form (Entrance at 16+)

A number of awards are available to students entering the College’s Sixth Form. These are awarded as a result of an examination and interview held in November each year. Students are asked to demonstrate an ability to contribute significantly to a specific area of school life, e.g. School Council, music, drama, community, sport as well as academic promise.

There is one Sports Scholarship awarded, value 10%. and two Arts Scholarships (Art, Dance, Drama, Music) available at 10% each plus tuition in one or two disciplines taken in College.

Headmistress` Special Award is a discretionary Scholarship (not always awarded) for a girl who displays outstanding promise or contribution to College life.

For full details of eligibility and what a Scholarship award offers, together with applications deadlines and assessment dates, please email admissions@st-francis.herts.sch.uk(Senior) or prep@st-francis.herts.sch.uk (Prep)

Please note that a pupil may hold only one scholarship at any given time.

Fee Assistance

If an applicant requires financial support to join St. Francis’, an additional application should be made for a Bursary (reduction in school fees). A Scholarship and a Bursary can be awarded to one holder and run concurrently. 

Bursaries are available for entry at 11+, 13+ and 16+. These are awarded on the basis of financial need. Additional bursaries are also available for current students at a critical point in their education should financial need dictate. All bursaries are reviewed annually.

For further details, please contact the Admissions Administrator on admissions@st-francis.herts.sch.uk