11+ (YEAR 7)
There are four Academic Entrance Scholarships available for pupils at age 11. These are awarded on the results of the Entrance Examination. Two scholarships are for 20% of the fees payable and the other two are for 10% of the fees. These are for the first five years of Senior School and are extended through the Sixth Form at the discretion of the Headmistress and in consultation with the teaching staff.
UPPER 5 & SIXTH FORM (YEAR 11)
The following scholarships are awarded during the Summer Term to pupils already in the School in the L5 (Year 10) and in the Autumn Term U5 (Year 11). Selection for the awards is based on the results of the June examinations at the end of the L5, performance throughout the L5 year, a Scholarship Examination paper and a rigorous panel interview. Full details are sent to the parents of all members of this year group at the beginning of the Summer Term.
The School offers a number of means-tested places to girls at age 7 (Year 3), age 11 (Year 7) and at Sixth Form. Help can be provided up to 100% of the fees. We also cover essential extras such as uniform, iPad, trips, music tuition and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme etc. Help with fees is provided by the school and by generous individuals who choose to support girls’ education through the Bursary Fund.
At St Catherine’s, young women develop confidence and style, poise and compassion, emerging ready to rise, not only to the challenges that the modern world presents, but also capable of offering much in return. An emphasis on responsibility for themselves and for others is a key part of the School’s ethos.
Mrs Alice Phillips – Headmistress St Catherines School