Rishworth scholars uphold the highest standards, work hard, are role models to others and make a highly valued contribution to School life. Each year there are approximately 30 scholarships available across three year groups – Year 7, Year 9 and entry into the Lower Sixth. Early application is recommended due to the limited number of awards.
In very exceptional circumstances, we will consider applications in other year groups - but this must first be discussed with the admissions office.
Our scholars demonstrate exceptional talent and are expected to contribute to school life in the area of their scholarship. So for this reason, we can only accept applications for one area; e.g. either Sport or Performing Arts, or Creative Arts (plus academic for which every student is automatically screened).
Scholarships awarded range in value between 10% and 30%, depending on the talent of the student. As scholarships are reviewed (at Year 9 and Year 11) this figure could alter.
How Scholarships are Awarded
These are determined through 1) application, 2) assessment/audition and 3) interview.
All new students to Rishworth will be automatically reviewed for an academic scholarship based on the results of their entrance assessment and school report.
Rishworth students progressing from Year 11 into the Lower Sixth will be reviewed based on their predicted grades.
Every year an incoming Year 7 student is awarded the Wheelwright Scholarship, which carries with it a fee remission of 50%. This is awarded to the student receiving the highest results on the entrance assessment.
A number of scholarships are available for award to pupils entering the school in Year 7 in recognition of academic ability or for excellence in Performing Arts, Creative Arts or Sport.
A number of scholarships are available for award to pupils entering the school in Year 9 in recognition of academic ability or for excellence in Performing Arts, Creative Arts or Sport.
A number of Scholarships (Academic, Performing Arts, Creative Arts and Sport) are available to students entering the Sixth Form at Rishworth. Students within our current Year 11 are invited to apply for these Scholarships should they wish. The aim of the Scholarship scheme is to recognise excellence and more particularly, discernible talent, ability and potential.
Rishworth Spirit Award
The Rishworth Spirit Scholarship is a new scholarship award, available only for Year 11 Rishworth Students progressing into the Sixth Form. It is designed to reward students who have demonstrated leadership abilities, exemplary contributions and commitment to enriching the lives of others in our Rishworth School community. They will be able to demonstrate exceptional contributions in some or all of the following areas:
· School and community life
· Affecting positive change
· Mentoring others
This particular scholarship is funded by the Old Rishworthian organisation - made up of a number of our alumni who generously seek to support current students.
For further information about Scholarships, please email: Head of Admissions Email