Scholarships and Bursaries
Walthamstow Hall’s Bursary Scheme provides financial help with school fees based on a family’s financial circumstances. The scheme includes our Founder’s Bursary, which pays nearly 100% of a pupil’s school fees throughout their time at the school.
Scholarships and other financial awards, worth up to 50% of fees, are also available to those students who demonstrate exceptional potential academically or in Music, Drama or Sport.
The Bursary Fund is designed to ensure that girls are not prevented from benefiting from, or continuing with, an education at Walthamstow Hall because of their family’s financial circumstances.
In addition, the school offers a limited number of Founders’ Bursaries, which cover nearly 100% of tuition fees and are awarded at either 11+ or 13+ to girls whose family, financial and personal circumstances are such that without this Bursary an independent education could not be considered.
Bursaries are awarded by the Governors and the names of girls in receipt of them remain confidential. The school’s academic entrance requirements must be fulfilled.
Allowances are made where parents have more than one daughter at the school.
Scholarships, Exhibitions and Other Awards
Exhibitions and Scholarships, worth up to a 50% fee remission, are awarded at 11+, 13+ and 16+. At 11+ Scholarships are awarded for Academic, Musical and Sporting excellence. At 13+ additional Scholarships, Exhibitions and Awards for Art, Drama and Sport are also available. At 16+ Academic Scholarships and Art Awards are offered.
Once awarded, a Scholarship, Exhibition or Award is held throughout the remainder of a girl’s time at Walthamstow Hall, subject to her making satisfactory progress.
It is possible to hold a combination of Academic, Musical, Dramatic, Artistic or Sporting Scholarships, Exhibitions and Awards up to a maximum of a 50% fee remission.
Candidates for all Scholarships, Exhibitions and Awards must satisfy the school’s academic entrance requirements. Internal and external candidates may apply.
Academic Scholarships, Exhibitions and Awards
Open Foundation Scholarships at 11, worth up to half fees, are awarded at age 11 to girls who show the greatest academic potential.
Parents who wish their daughters to be considered for an academic scholarship indicate this on the exam registration form which they will receive after registering their daughter for entry.
Students who show the greatest potential in the Walthamstow Hall entrance examinations in the Autumn term are recalled to sit further scholarship papers. Those candidates who perform most strongly in these exams are then recalled again to attend scholarship interviews with senior members of academic staff. The scholarship recall process is completed within the Autumn term and scholarship offers are posted, with all offer letters, before Christmas.
Open Foundation Scholarships at 13, worth up to half fees, are awarded at age 13 to girls who show the greatest academic potential in the school’s own examination.
Open Sixth Form Scholarships, worth up to half fees, are awarded to the girls who show the greatest academic potential and perform well in the Sixth Form Scholarship Examination held during the Autumn Term each year.
The Erasmus Scholarship for Humanities and Languages is awarded to a girl who intends to study Humanities and/or Languages in the Sixth Form and who shows the greatest academic potential in the Sixth Form Scholarship Examination.
The Darwin Scholarship for Sciences is awarded to a girl who intends to study Sciences in the Sixth Form and who shows the greatest academic potential in the Sixth Form Scholarship Examination.
The Tanner Scholarship for Mathematics is awarded to a girl who intends to study Mathematics in the Sixth Form and who shows the greatest academic potential in the Sixth Form Scholarship Examination.
The Diana Burn Rosen Award for Chemistry of for Languages is awarded to a girl who intends to study either Chemistry or Languages in the Sixth Form and who shows potential in either of these fields in the Sixth Form Scholarship Examination.
The Friends and Parents Award, is a one-off, single payment of £500. It is given to the Walthamstow Hall Junior School girl proceeding to the Senior School who gains the highest marks in the Eleven-plus Scholarship Examination, provided she has not been awarded a Scholarship.
Music Exhibitions and Scholarships at 11, worth up to half fees, are awarded annually at age 11 on the basis of performance in audition.
Music Exhibitions and Scholarships at 13, worth up to half fees, are also awarded annually at age 13, again on the basis of performance in audition.
Art Exhibitions and Scholarships at 13, candidates are required to submit a portfolio of work and sit a two-hour practical examination.
The Lantern Award for Art, endowed by the Old Girls’ Association and worth £350 per annum for two years, is awarded to a suitably qualified entrant to the Sixth Form. Candidates will submit a portfolio of work.
Drama Exhibitions and Scholarships at 13, candidates must demonstrate their potential through audition and improvisation.
Sports Exhibitions and Scholarships at 11+ and 13+, are worth up to 25% of fees and are awarded annually at age 11 and 13 on the basis of a sports assessment, an interview and reports from their sports Coaches.