Children at Churcher's thrive in an atmosphere of high expectation but even higher achievement in a happy, well-disciplined and caring environment. By developing the full academic, creative and sporting talents of the pupils, within the context of social awareness, our aim is to fully prepare them for all they will face in this dynamic and challenging world.
Mr S H L Williams (Headmaster)
Mrs Ffion Robinson (Head)
Religious affiliation: All Faiths
Day/boarding type: Day
Gender profile: Coeducational
Churcher's College fees:
Day fees per term:
£1,200 to £5,345
Scholarships & bursaries:
ISC reference number:
DfE reference number:
850 / 6040
Boys - age range & pupil numbers:
Day: 2 to 18 (666)
Sixth form: (130)
Girls - age range & pupil numbers:
Day: 2 to 18 (501)
Sixth form: (115)
Scholarships and Exhibitions are awarded in recognition of academic excellence and exceptional contribution to the community of the school and/or the wider community of Petersfield. Exhibitions may also be awarded to those whose involvement in activities within the school is at an exceptionally high level.
The majority of awards are offered on the basis of the Churcher’s entrance examination at age 11+. No application is required; all candidates are automatically considered. Further awards are available at 13+ and 16+. Those entering at 13+ will be considered in respect to their performance in Churcher’s entrance examination for that age group. Those already in the school will also be considered based on their performance over the preceding two years.
A number of Scholarships are available for Sixth Form study. The majority are awarded to candidates already within the College but others are available to those joining the Sixth Form. The initial award of Scholarships takes place in March and assessment is through references, interview and written examination. Further consideration is given following the publication of GCSE results if an average GCSE score of 8.4 which includes four at Grade 9 is achieved.
Scholars and Exhibitioners are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic endeavour and behaviour. Those failing to do so may put their award in jeopardy.
The Richard Churcher Foundation Bursaries are mainly awarded to existing pupils of the College but consideration is also given to those entering at 11+, 13+ or 16+. The awards are based upon a clearly identified need and is a means-tested process. Pupils who have been awarded a scholarship may apply for additional support. Parents apply to the Bursary Committee for assistance and will be required to complete a comprehensive application form. In addition, there may be a home visit from the Head of Finance to clarify any information supplied
Bursary Awards will normally remain in place for one or two years before they are reviewed, or until there is a significant change in parental income or assets. Awards above 50% may be given in very exceptional circumstances.
The former Government Assisted Places Scheme (APS) protocol is used as a basis for determining levels of award, suitably adjusted to account for inflation. Unlike the APS, parental assets as well as income may be brought into the consideration. Details of income threshold levels are adjusted annually and are also dependent on the number of siblings. At present, and as a guide, to be considered for the minimum level of award, ie 10%, family income should not exceed the guide figure of £63,500 and there should not be any significant additional assets.
Please contact the Admissions office if you would like further information and an application form (firstname.lastname@example.org). Alternatively you can register your child today using our online form.
Scholarships & Bursaries offered
- Academic scholarships
- All Rounder awards
- Music scholarships
- Sixth Form scholarships
- Bursaries for new entrants
- Hardship awards for existing pupils
- Lump sum payment discounts
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