Scholarships and Bursaries
Thornton Scholarship Examination
The Thornton Scholarship Examination takes place in the Lent Term and is open to children who will be moving into Year 3 the following September.
The Thornton Scholarship, offered by the school, may be up to a maximum of 50% of the school fees, although the actual percentage will depend upon the standard attained. The scholarship standard is not easy to achieve, as the school is looking for children of exceptional academic ability. Although this exam is open to all, it is set at scholarship level and we recommend that only children attaining a standardised score of 120 (or equivalent) on a recognised formal assessment test should be entered.
The children sit three short papers: English writing task, Reading task, and Maths task. The children will also be interviewed by two senior members of staff. The interviews take place after the written exams. Children should bring a book - which may be fact or fiction - to the interview. There will also be a problem-solving exercise for pupils to undertake.
The tenure of award will last as long as the child is at The Croft, provided there is no obvious negligence to his or her school work. The percentage of the award will remain the same, whatever changes there are in the rate of inflation and School Fees. However, Scholarship pupils will be expected to pay the termly rate for School Lunches.
Bursaries are available for children from 5 to 11 years of age. Bursaries will be based on the following criteria:
- Financial Need – determined by a parental means testing assessment
- An interview and test of your child’s academic performance, followed by a report from your child’s current school
If you require further information about bursaries, please contact Mr Barney Thornton at firstname.lastname@example.org or +44(0) 1789 293795.