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Wychwood School

At Wychwood we believe that education is about more than exams, but we recognise that these exams are the girls' passport for the future. Academic life is the backbone of our school day, but the outstanding pastoral care which underpins everything enables our girls to achieve academic success beyond that which may have been expected and they have confidence in both work and relationships.

74 Banbury Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6JR

+44 (0)1865 557976

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ISC associations: GSA, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Christian

Day/boarding type: Day, Weekly and Full boarding

Gender profile: Girls only

Size: 110

Wychwood School fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£7,650 to £8,100

Day fees per term:
£5,075

Scholarships & bursaries:
Available

ISC reference number:
94825

DfE reference number:
931 / 6068

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 11 to 18 (80)

Boarding: 11 to 18 (30)

Sixth form: (20)

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Scholarships

Scholarships at Wychwood are awarded at our main points of entry: 11+, 13+ and 16+ and are open to current students and those applying to join the school. 

At 11+ and 13+ scholarships may be awarded as: academic, music, creative arts, drama, sports and an all-rounder scholarship, referred to as the Lee Scholarship, after our founder Miss Lee.  At 16+ scholarships may be awarded as academic, music, art, drama, sports and the Lee Scholarship

In all cases, scholarships are competitive and will only be awarded if the standard merits the award.

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the entrance examination papers at 11+ and 13+ and on the basis of the results of scholarship papers at 16+.  Girls take three scholarship papers in subjects of their choice at 16+ as well as a general paper.

At 11+ and 13+ we award major scholarships of £1,000 p.a. and minor scholarships of £500 p.a.  At 16+ we award major scholarships of £2,000 p.a. and minor scholarships of £1,000 p.a. 

Creative Arts Scholarships

Creative Arts Scholarships are offered at 11+ and 13+ to candidates with outstanding ability in Art, Creative Writing or both. We award major scholarships of £1,000 p.a. and minor scholarships of £500 p.a.

Art:

Candidates are asked to bring 6 artistic compositions or craft items which will be discussed with the Head of Art. A short unprepared task will be undertaken on the afternoon of the entrance examinations.

Creative Writing:

Candidates are asked to bring 6 different pieces of writing, including poetry, a story and a description. These will be discussed with the Head of English.  A piece of creative writing will be set on the afternoon of the entrance examinations.

These awards are intended for the support of the pupil’s artistic interests. All creative arts award holders are expected to be fully involved in the artistic life of the school.

Drama Scholarships

Drama scholarships are offered at 11+, 13+ or 16+ to candidates with outstanding ability and potential in drama. We award major scholarships of £1,000 p.a. and minor scholarships of £500 p.a.

Drama scholars will be expected to be grade 3 or 4 level at 11+, grade 5 or 6 level at 13+ and grade 6 or 7 level at 16+.

 

Candidates will be expected to perform a prepared piece and discuss their love of drama with the head of Drama at audition on the afternoon of the entrance examinations day for 11+ and 13+, and on the afternoon of the scholarship tests for 16+. 

These awards are intended for the support of the pupil’s dramatic interests. All drama award holders are expected to be fully involved in the dramatic life of the school.

Music Scholarships

Three Music Scholarships are offered: one at 11+, one at 13+ and one at 16+ to cover instrumental tuition for up to two instruments including voice.

Music scholars will be expected to be grade 3 or 4 level at 11+, grade 5 or 6 level at 13+ and grade 6 or 7 level at 16+. 

Candidates will be expected to play two prepared pieces on their instrument(s) and to do aural tests and sight reading on the afternoon of the entrance examinations day for 11+ and 13+, and on the afternoon of the scholarship tests for 16+.  . 

There is also a single organ scholarship available to cover organ tuition which is awarded to a high-level pianist.

These awards are intended for the support of the pupil’s musical interests. All music award holders are expected to be fully involved in the musical life of the school.

Sports Scholarship

Sports scholarships are offered at 11+, 13+ or 16+ to candidates with outstanding ability and potential in sports.  We award major scholarships of £1,000 p.a. and minor scholarships of £500 p.a.

Candidates are asked to submit video evidence of their performance in our two main sports of hockey and netball.  They will also have an individual interview with the Director of Sport when they will have the opportunity to discuss their achievements and their favourite sports on the afternoon of the entrance examinations day for 11+ and 13+, and on the afternoon of the scholarship tests for 16+. 

These awards are intended for the support of the pupil’s sporting interests. All sport award holders are expected to be fully involved in the sporting life of the school.

The Lee Scholarship

The Lee Scholarships are offered at 11+, 13+ or 16+ to candidates who demonstrate potential in at least three areas of school life:  academia, music, creative arts, drama or sport.  We award major scholarships of £1,000 p.a. and minor scholarships of £500 p.a.

Candidates will not have reached the levels required for the individual scholarships but will be demonstrating the potential for high achievement within the three chosen areas.  Candidates will be interviewed by the relevant heads of department and will need to demonstrate their abilities by audition or performance on the scholarship day.  These awards are intended for the support of the pupil’s individual development.  All Lee Scholarship holders are expected to be fully involved in the life of the school.

 

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

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

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