Bablake School is an academically selective HMC co-educational day school, with 751 pupils (213 in the Sixth Form). It occupies an attractive green site approximately 1 mile from Coventry city centre and is easily accessible by road, rail and bus from surrounding towns and villages. Over a quarter of pupils receive some form of financial support, and all form part of a happy, scholarly and caring community.
Mr Andrew Wright (Head)
Religious affiliation: Church of England
Day/boarding type: Day
Gender profile: Coeducational
Day fees per term:
Scholarships & bursaries:
ISC reference number:
DfE reference number:
331 / 6017
Boys - age range & pupil numbers:
Day: 11 to 18 (349)
Sixth Form: (90)
Girls - age range & pupil numbers:
Day: 11 to 18 (359)
Sixth Form: (98)
Bursaries and Scholarships
We offer our pupils excellent value-added experiences so they leave us in the best possible position to achieve success in their futures. At the present time about 30% of all pupils in the School receive some form of financial assistance either through the extensive Bursary Scheme or from a Scholarship.
It is the Governors’ stated policy, through their Bursary and Scholarship Schemes, to give able children whose parents could not otherwise afford fees, the opportunity to attend Bablake and to remain at the School until the end of their schooling, which for the majority is at 18. Our pupils’ public examination results have consistently been amongst the highest in the area, enabling them to continue to the universities of their choice in a competitive arena.
The Governors award annually a number of Entry Bursaries. These are awarded in the light of both the entrance examination performance and a review of annual parental income. The level of assistance will be dependent upon gross parental income. Entrance Bursaries range from 10% up to 90%.
Please note: bursaries and scholarships are only available to pupils applying for September entry into Shells (Year 7) or Sixth Form at the main 11+/Sixth Form entry points in the year. Bursaries and/or scholarships are not available for entry into any other year groups.
A number of Academic, Music and Art Scholarships are available for Shells (Year 7) entry. The award of these scholarships is based on the ability of the child and their performance in the examination and at interview. The scholarships offered are as follows:
General – candidates who achieve the highest overall marks in English, Mathematics and Reasoning, and who perform well at interview
English – candidates who achieve the highest marks in English, and who perform well at interview
Mathematics – candidates who achieve the highest marks in Mathematics, and who perform well at interview
Music – candidates who show exceptional musical accomplishment and who have reached the minimum academic standard to qualify for admission to the School
Art – candidates who show exceptional artistic flair and ability and who have reached the minimum academic standard to qualify for admission to the School
Cricket Scholarships may be awarded from the Third Year (Year 9) to sportsmen or women who exhibit outstanding promise (normally at county level), as well as dedication to school cricket.
Sixth Form Bursaries and Scholarships
Bursaries which are already held by current students are continued into the Sixth Form, subject to the usual assessment of income and any other rules governing these schemes. However, a number of additional bursaries are available for students entering the Sixth Form. These are open to both current students and applicants from outside Bablake. Any current parents who feel that their financial circumstances may entitle them to consideration for a bursary award should contact the Headmaster’s PA for an application form. Parents completing an external application form are required to tick the bursary box and a bursary form will then be sent out to them for completion.
A number of Academic, Music and Sports scholarships are available for Sixth Form entry. These are open to both current students and applications from outside Bablake. The amount of the scholarships will vary, and in recent years has ranged from 3% to 30% of the School fee. For specific information about each scholarship, including how to apply, please refer to the current Sixth Form Prospectus, which can be found on our website.
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