Rydal Penrhos School has announced a new scholarship and bursaries scheme, which are awarded each academic year to children with “exceptional talent”.
The academic scholarships may be awarded to those entering Year 7 at Rydal Penrhos following a Cognitive Ability Test and an interview with a senior staff member.
Those applying for Year 12 will be awarded academic scholarships based on exceptional GCSE results and an interview with a senior staff member.
In addition to those joining the Rydal Penrhos community for the first time, the scholarship is also open to those within the school and there is no limit to the number of these awards.
They are not means-tested and pupils who earn the award will also receive a scholarship premium of £500 each year to further their academic studies through the purchase of books and other useful items.
As part of the scholarship agreement, Rydal Penrhos will also attach a mentor to the pupil, where they will meet half-termly to discuss academic progress and help the pupil decide how to spend the money wisely to assist their development.
Rydal Penrhos also offers Art, Drama, Music and Sport scholarships to pupils with “exceptional talent”, which do not require an application and may be awarded at any stage of their time in senior school.
Once a pupil has been awarded a scholarship, they can then apply for a Bursary if they meet the necessary financial criteria.
The bursaries consider families where their combined income is less than £60,000 per annum and they have no other significant assets which could be monetised.
When a family first applies an external assessor will do a thorough “full” check, scrutinising everything, including lifestyle and publicly available data that is not part of their submission.
Rydal Penrhos is now able to offer private tours to prospective pupils and their families.