Scholarships

Reading Blue Coat School makes provision for the award of a number of scholarships at the point of entry to the School which are made purely on merit.

Academic Scholarships

A number of academic scholarships are available at 11+. The award of these scholarships is dependent on overall strong performance in the 11+ Entrance Assessment (papers in English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning).  There is no additional Scholarship examination; all pupils sitting the entrance assessments will be considered for academic scholarships based on their performance in these assessments.

The value of each award is determined by the Governors’ Finance Committee and will normally not exceed 20% of the tuition fee.

Awards are dependent on continued commitment to the academic life of the School and may be withdrawn if scholars do not show the requisite level of effort and progress. The academic progress of the Scholars is monitored by the Second Master.

Art Scholarships

Art Scholarships are available at 16+ only and carry a maximum reduction of 20% of the fees. Candidates will need to fulfil the normal entry requirements of the School and will need to attend an additional interview with the Head of Art. Candidates will need to present their Art portfolio at interview.

Art scholarship date for 2018 entry

Year 12: Wednesday 15 November 2017 (Provisional)

Music Scholarships

Music scholarships are available at 11+, 13+ and 16+ and carry a maximum reduction of 20% of the fees. Candidates will need to fulfil the normal entry requirements of the School and will need to attend an audition with the Director of Music. Music scholars are expected to play a full part in the musical life of the School and the award may be withdrawn if this is not the case. Musical commitment and progress will be monitored by the Director of Music as well as the Second Master.

Candidates for music scholarships who are adjudged at audition not to be of the standard required for a scholarship but who show particular potential on an instrument may be put forward for an instrumental award, which will cover the cost of music lessons on that instrument only.

Music scholarship dates for 2018 

Year 7 and 9: Monday 15 January 2018 (Provisional)

Year 12: Wednesday 15 November 2017 (Provisional)

General and specific conditions for scholarships are set out in the Terms and Conditions of each individual award.

The Headmaster’s decision with regard to the award of scholarships is final.

For further information regarding Scholarships, please contact a member of the Admissions Team by email at admissions@rbcs.org.uk or by telephone on 0118 933 5806.