Scholarships and Bursaries

These are available for external candidates at 11, 13 and 16 years of age. All academic scholarship are known as Queen's Scholarships in honour of Queen Elizabeth I. These are worth up to half fees and are awarded on the basis of examinations and interviews at 11 and 13 years. Music and Art Scholarships at 11 and 13 years are awarded on the basis of excellence in these areas as demonstrated by audition or portfolio. A Sports Scholarship at 11 years of age is awarded to a pupil who will make a significant contribution to the quality of sport at the school and an All-rounder Scholarship is available at 13 years of age. 

Sixth Form scholarships are awarded for academic excellence, for exceptional musical talent and for an all-rounder who will do well academically and contribute outstandingly in other areas of school life such as sport or drama. A Sports Scholarship is also available at 16 years of age. We also offer Arkwright Scholarships, which focus on Design Technology: further details are available from the Admissions Office.

A number of Ipswich School Means-Tested Bursaries are available at 11, 13 and 16 years of age for pupils of high academic or all-round ability whose parents could not otherwise afford the school fees. These are means-tested on an annual basis, taking into account both income and assets. 

Further details of all Scholarships and Means-Tested Bursaries are available from the Admissions Office.