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7+ exams - how common for scholarship

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Soscared100 Sun 08-Jan-17 10:17:48

One child in the year above mine got given a scholarship for a local private school last year
How common is this as would like my daughter to attempt it if at all possible

trinity0097 Sun 08-Jan-17 16:48:37

Much rarer than for senior schools, as potential is much harder to judge at at that age, over just kids who have experienced more.

mumteacher Sun 08-Jan-17 23:18:34

Some schools do give scholarships at 7+ and 8+ entry you would need to check with the individual schools.
Bursaries are more common.

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 09-Jan-17 08:48:49

Also be aware that now days scholarships tend to have very little or no value. Yes they are often combined with bursaries which are reviewed annually.

Gruach Mon 09-Jan-17 09:03:36

It is both uncommon and extremely possible!

It completely depends on the wealth, ethos and entrance criteria of individual schools so you would need to read carefully through the websites of every relevant school.

As pp have said, scholarships now are often the gateway to being awarded a bursary - which could be up to 100% of the fees.

So, if it's something you're seriously interested in you need to do a lot of research, visit the schools, establish whether your daughter is exactly the child they are looking for. (And this is entirely a matter of serendipity. At this age there are unlikely to be more than one or two such awards available per school - it is simply a question of how much they want your child.)

It's worth pointing out that the wisest and most progressive schools are falling over themselves to broaden their intake - if they are serious about this the application procedure and bursary information will be prominent in their literature.

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