St Albans School

Located in the heart of the city, St Albans School dates from 948AD and is one of the UK's leading schools. With just over 900 pupils, the School is renowned for its academic excellence and enviable exam results, as well as providing a wide range of extra-curricular activities and the finest games facilities in the county. The School’s holistic approach offers strong and distinctive pastoral care and pupils are well-known and supported in a warm, welcoming and inclusive environment.

Abbey Gateway
St Albans

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ISC associations: HMC, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: All Faiths

Day/boarding type: Day

Gender profile: Boys only (co-ed sixth form)

Size: 909

St Albans School fees:

Day fees per term:

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
919 / 6220

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 11 to 18 (838)

Sixth Form: (279)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 16 to 18 (71)

Sixth Form: (71)

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The value of the majority of scholarship awards is in the region of 10% of the fees. Awards in excess of 20% are made only in exceptional circumstances and in no case will a scholarship award exceed 50%. The School offers Choral, Academic, Art, Music and Sport scholarships.


Academic Scholarships are awarded on the basis of performance in the Entrance Examination. No subject-specific Scholarships are available at this level, with the exception of choral scholarships, (see below).

All boys registered for entry at 11+ will be automatically considered for scholarships; a separate application is not required.


These are awarded on entry at 11+ only, on the basis of audition. Those to whom awards are made must first meet the academic criteria for entry in the 11+ entrance examination.



The Academic Scholarship examinations take place at the beginning of February over three days.

Candidates sit papers in English, Maths, Science, French, History, Geography and optional Latin.


Assessments take place towards the end of the same week as the Academic Scholarships. They are open to both internal and external candidates.


The Scholarship examination will be held in November, and consists of a Verbal Reasoning test, plus papers in two subjects of the candidate’s choosing. The optional subjects should normally be two of those the candidate intends to study at A level, or a closely related one where the intention is to take up a subject which has not been studied at GCSE. The value of the Scholarship awards is in the region of 10% and in no case exceeds 50% of the fees. Music Scholarships are also available, auditions and interviews also take place in November.



The School’s Bursaries broaden access by offering means-tested financial support with the payment of school fees to eligible families. Bursaries provide a discount of up to 100% on tuition fees. Parents who believe they might qualify for financial assistance are advised to firstly read our Bursary Policy, found on the School's website.

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Choral scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Lump sum payment discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

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