Since Walthamstow Hall’s foundation in 1838 the School has maintained a strong ethos of making the education it offers accessible to talented girls whatever their circumstances. The School offers Sixth Form academic scholarships to girls who demonstrate exceptional promise. Walthamstow Hall also offers means-tested bursaries to students whose family’s financial circumstances mean that they are unable to attend the School. Scholarships and bursaries can be offered in combination.
Scholarships, Exhibitions and Other Awards
Walthamstow Hall offers financial Awards to Sixth Form students who show exceptional promise academically. Existing Walthamstow Hall students in Year 11 and propsective studenst from other schools are invited to apply for scholarships.
There are two types of Award; ‘Exhibitions’ are Awards worth a value of up to 24% of tuition fees and ‘Scholarships’ are Awards worth between 25 and 50% of tuition fees. Students wishing to apply for Awards are assessed by examination, interview and, where appropriate, audition/practical assessment. Awards worth 5 – 25% of the value of annual fees are usually the norm but Scholarships of a value up to 50% of the fees are also offered to very exceptional students. Recipients of Awards are referred to as ‘scholars’.
In the Sixth Form 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.
Candidates for all scholarships, exhibitions and awards must satisfy the school’s academic entrance requirements. Internal and external candidates may apply.
Sixth Form Academic Scholarships, Exhibitions and Awards
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 and 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 Old Girls’ Science Award is endowed by the Old Girls’ Association and is worth £500 per annum for two years, it is awarded to a suitably qualified entrant to the Sixth Form who performs well in the academic scholarship examinations.
The Lantern Award for Art is endowed by the Old Girls’ Association and worth £350 per annum for two years, it is awarded to a suitably qualified entrant to the Sixth Form. Candidates will submit a portfolio of work. Scholarships in Art are available as part of the academic scholarship procedure.
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.
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.
Generous allowances are made where parents have more than one daughter at the school.