Shiplake College

Shiplake College provides a friendly, supportive environment to bring out the best in each and every pupil and equip them with the skills they need to enter the next stage of their lives as confident, personable and talented young adults. The College welcomes pupils with wide-ranging skills and talents, who will make the most of the many opportunities we offer them. From 2023 girls will be welcomed into Year 7 as the College becomes fully co-educational.


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ISC associations: HMC, The Society of Heads, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Church of England

Day/boarding type: Day, Weekly/Flexible Boarding and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Coeducational

Size: 522

Shiplake College fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£11,520 to £14,665

Day fees per term:
£7,400 to £9,410

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
931 / 6050

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 11 to 18 (306)

Boarding: 11 to 18 (125)

Sixth Form: (130)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 16 to 18 (59)

Boarding: 16 to 18 (32)

Sixth Form: (64)

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Financial assistance is offered via two main channels, to ensure the College is accessible to as many pupils as possible who meet our entry criteria. Fee discounts can be offered via scholarships or bursaries.

A scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic, artistic or sporting excellence. A scholarship has to be applied for separately before admission to the College and normally carries a value of up to 10%, although in exceptional circumstances higher values can be awarded. Exhibitions of 5% are also available. 

The College Governors are committed to broadening access to the school by offering means-tested financial support to eligible parents or guardians to assist with the payment of school fees. Such support is known as a bursary and may be awarded in the form of a discount on tuition fees payable, depending on the financial, compassionate or other pertinent circumstances of applicants.

Bursaries are awarded on the basis of the financial needs of the family and what the child can bring to and gain from the College. To apply for a bursary, there are two additional forms required. Firstly, a Bursary Application Form which covers the mean-testing element. This will be followed up by a home visit from the independent Bursary Administration Company which will provide the College with a detailed report on the family’s financial situation. 

Shiplake College offers one special All-Rounder scholarship to a boy currently at a state-maintained primary school seeking to join us our Year 7 in September 2019. The scholarship is particularly aimed at boys who would not be able to attend Shiplake without substantial financial support, and up to 100% assistance may be awarded for the right candidate.

This special scholarship is awarded to one boy who excels academically and also displays talent, or shows the potential to, in other areas of school life such as sport, music, art or drama. The scholarship is available to day pupils or flexi, weekly or full boarders, and families should be prepared to make a means-tested bursary application.



Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • H M Forces discounts
  • Sibling discounts
  • Lump sum payment discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies