Scholarships & Bursaries
Academic scholarships are also available and are awarded on the basis of examination performance, interview and school report. In the 6th Form, awards are made based on GCSE results (eight or more A* passes being the current benchmark). The maximum award is now limited to £1800 per annum and the amount is fixed at the same level throughout a pupil’s career at Woodhouse Grove, subject to the scholar maintaining a satisfactory level of work and academic progress.
Music Scholarships of circa £450-£900 per annum are made to cover the annual tuition costs on one or two instruments. Awards are made at 11+ to external candidates on the basis of auditions held at the school and may be made to internal candidates at any time on the basis of the recommendation of the Director of Music. These awards are subject to an annual review.
In addition there are All Rounder Scholarships awarded at 11+ and 13+, and sporting considerations may be included in these which are similar in value to the Music Awards, but could be combined with academic awards in some cases.
Sports Scholarships are only made in the Sixth Form when outstanding sporting ability can be distinguished from childhood promise and enthusiasm.
We hold two open days, one on a Saturday in September and a second one in November, dates are published on our website. We welcome any prospective pupils and parents on these days or at any other time by prior arrangement.
To apply for a place at Woodhouse Grove, simply complete the application form available on our website. Our entrance exam takes place on a Saturday morning in January, for admission for the following September, however, you can apply at any time of year. We receive applications from parents throughout the year for various reasons. Subject to our usual selection criteria, and available places, we are happy to welcome new pupils mid-year.
For admission in to Years 7, 8, 9 and 10, the entrance procedure comprises three parts:
Entrance Exam - The entrance exam comprises of a Mathematics paper and an English paper. Sample examination papers are available upon request.
Interview - An Interview with a senior member of our academic staff. Pupils should expect to be asked about their likes and dislikes, interests and hobbies.
Report - A confidential report from your child's current school.
The entrance procedure for Sixth Form also comprises three parts:
GCSE results - A minimum 5 grade Cs, including at least B grades in the applicant's chosen A Level subjects.
Interview - The applicant will be interviewed by our Head of Sixth Form.
Report - A confidential report from the applicant's current school.
To accept a place when offered, an acceptance fee of £350 is required for day pupils and ex-pat/Forces boarders. For overseas boarders a £3,350 deposit is required, £3,000 of which is refundable when the pupil leaves the school.