Scholarships and Awards are available

 

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

In September 2017, we opened the first phase of a new Scholarship and Bursary fund to not only help celebrate and promote achievement and ambition, but also help students with limited financial means benefit from an AIS education.
 

From September 2018, we have widened our scholarships to include:

  • Academic Scholarship
  • Art Scholarship
  • Drama Scholarship
  • Music Scholarship (Y5 – 9)
  • Sport Scholarship
     

We’re supported by a generous fund

The scholarship programme is supported by a bursary fund. The level of fee remission offered is about 10%, but can be increased following a means-testing process which is co-ordinated privately by the school principal.

All families are welcome to apply for up to 100% fee remission. Those who hold an award receive priority for bursary assistance. For music scholars, the bursary fund may also subsidise tuition on up to two instruments (which might include voice tuition) and music theory lessons as long as the tuition is taken in school. Drama Scholars can use the bursary fund to subsidise remission from group speech and Drama tuition in school.

 

Who will qualify?

Scholarships are awarded for achievement and potential either in a specific, 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 them from an application in a later year. In September 2018, scholarships have been offered for students entering Year 7, 8 and 9. Music scholarships were offered at Year 5 and 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 is structured to provide breadth, challenge and extension beyond standard British National Requirements. We provide excellent resources, specialist subject teaching and take great care to monitor academic progress.

 

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, resilience and help them to easily adapt to change, as well as be creative 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 we find that the student is not meeting scholarship expectations.

 

How to apply

If you would like to apply for any of our Scholarships, or if you have any enquiries related to admissions, scholarships or applications for additional funding, please contact our admissions department who will happily assist you:

 

If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please complete the application form. A subject-specific application form will then be sent to applicants, which should be completed and returned to the registrar.

 

Download: Scholarship Application Form

 

Increased Financial Funding

In case of financial need, the value of Scholarships may be increased by the award of additional means-tested funding. Parents interested in applying for such funding should tick the required box on the Scholarship Application Form. We will then contact you to request 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. The school, at its discretion, may grant the title of Scholar without any financial award. 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. 

 

 

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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 post 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 would be possible to do this. However, further fee remission is based on the means assessment.

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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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