Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to helping children from all backgrounds have access to an outstanding education.

The Amity Scholarship and Bursary fund, launched in September 2017, not only helps celebrate and promote achievement and ambition, but also help students with limited financial means benefit from an AIS education.

 

Our scholarships include:

  • Academic Scholarship (Y7 - Y10)
  • Art Scholarship (Y7 - Y10)
  • Drama Scholarship (Y7 - Y10)
  • Sport Scholarship (Y7 - Y10)
  • Music Scholarship (Y5 – 10)

 

What is our Scholarship programme?

Inspiring excellence' is one of the four founding values of our community at Amity; beyond the classroom, one of the ways we try to foster excellence is through our Scholarship Programme which, through a series of talks, workshops, trips and coaching opportunities, fuels our students' curiosity, creativity and aspiration. It is a flourishing project, with 31 students aged 11-14 currently holding Academic, Art and Design, Sports and Performing Arts scholarships.

 

Who will qualify?

Scholarships are awarded to gifted and talented students for achievement and demonstration of potential either in a specific field or a combination of fields. Awards are given on an entirely meritocratic basis. Although a student may not meet the criteria at one scholarship entry point, this will not exclude him/her from an application in a later year. In September 2019, scholarships have been offered for students entering Year 7, 8, 9 and 10. Music scholarships may be offered to exceptional candidates in Year 5 and Year 6.
 

 

What do we expect from our scholars?

Scholars should be leaders to their peers and work with staff to grow the co-curricular programmes. Scholars are expected to achieve recognition for themselves and help the community achieve the same by being a role model inside and outside of the classroom.  Holders of this award are expected to participate in a variety of co-curricular activities. These include subject-specific clubs and societies, as well as internal and external academic competitions.
 

 

Opportunity for success

Scholars will be presented with exciting opportunities and challenges. Our academic curriculum and co-curriculum are structured to provide breadth, challenge and extension beyond standard British National Curriculum requirements. We provide excellent resources, specialist subject teaching and take great care to monitor and promote academic progress. Students awarded a Scholarship receive the following benefits:

  • Exclusive, ‘invitation-only’ access to a programme of talks, workshops and trips
  • Bespoke courses to develop skills (sourced from outside providers, including EtonX)
  • Mentoring sessions
  • Support developing a portfolio of skills and achievement
  • An Inauguration Ceremony, in which our scholars receive the certificate of inauguration and a specially-designed scholars’ badge.
  • All scholars’ awards are recognised formally on the Scholarship Honours Board
  • Regular review and target-setting meetings with the Director of Scholarship

 

How is success measured?

We measure success in terms of exam results and the number of students attending Oxbridge, Russell Group or Ivy-league universities. Our programme will give students confidence in new challenges, develop resilience and inspire them to be creative problem-solvers and visionary leaders.


 

How are awards decided?

Scholarships are awarded for the duration of the student’s time in the school. However, all Scholarships and Bursaries may be withdrawn if the student does not meet scholarship expectations. Progress will be monitored by the Director of Scholarship in regular, individual appraisal meetings.


 

How to apply

To apply for a Scholarship, please complete the relevant Application Form. Candidates can submit more than one application for different disciplines.
 

Academic Scholarship Form

Art & Design Scholarship Form

Music Scholarship Form

Drama Scholarship Form

Sport Scholarship Form

 

For more information, please contact our admissions department who will happily assist you:
 

The registrar will also inform parents about the next steps and dates of assessments. Please also read the Scholarships and Bursaries – Guidance for Parents.


 

Deadline for application

All scholarship applications must be sent to our Registrar by 28th March 2019.


 

Financial Support (Bursary)

Financial support is not part of the Scholarship award. Parents interested in applying for bursarial financial support should complete a separate form, available on request from our Admissions Department. This will require the completion of a confidential statement of financial circumstances for consideration. Parents will then be invited to discuss the possibility for further financial support with the School Principal.

The school will consider compassionate and other circumstances, including financial means, to decide on the level of support provided. Bursaries will be subject to annual review and parents may be asked to provide updated financial information. Following a review, bursaries may be increased or decreased. 
 

For more information, please contact our Admissions Department:
 

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Scholarships for 2018 - 19 have now been awarded
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How long are scholarships valid for?

How long are scholarships valid for?

Scholarships and awards are appraised annually. The appraisal process will be fully explained at the time of offer but it reflects on whether the level of behaviour and industry from the award holder is in keeping with the prestige of the award. Scholarships may be removed at the discretion of the school’s leadership team should there be an unfavourable appraisal. Bursaries will also be re-evaluated on an annual basis

 

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Does my child have to hold a scholarship or exhibition in order to be eligible for fee-remission?

Does my child have to hold a scholarship or exhibition in order to be eligible for fee-remission?

Not necessarily. However, the fund gifted to the school from the Amity Education Group is prioritised to those holding Scholarships.

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How do I apply?

How do I apply?

If you wish to apply for any of the available awards, parents should complete the online form here

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Can I apply for more than one award

Can I apply for more than one award

Yes, it is possible to do so

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How many scholarships will be awarded?

How many scholarships will be awarded?

The number of scholarships awarded from year to year will vary. If there is a very able cohort in any given year, the school will endeavour to make more scholarships. In other years, the school may award less.

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Important to know

Important to know

Scholarships do not automatically attract a fee remission, and students who hold an award will be given priority during the distribution of bursaries (subject to means-testing).

We will review scholarships annually and base any adjustments on the student’s performance. 

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