Registration open for fully-funded places in 2022
November 9, 2021

Registration is now open for Rydal Penrhos’ fully-funded places initiative available for those entering Years 7 and 12 during the next academic year.

Each academic year at Rydal Penrhos, Year 7 and two Year 12 fully-funded places are awarded to bright children, currently in a state school that live in North Wales and who are financially eligible.

Occasionally, fully-funded places are available in other academic years and the popular initiative is something that’s brought an incredible amount of success in recent years, in keeping the with school’s charitable status.

Registration is now open for those entering these two specific year groups in 2022, and anyone wishing to apply should contact admissions@rydalpenrhos.com, call 01492 530155 or use the online form below.

The Year 7 places are awarded following reference to school reports, a Cognitive Ability Test and an interview with a senior member of staff. Year 12 places are allocated on the basis of achieved or predicted GCSE grades, a Cognitive Ability Test, school reports and an interview with a senior member of staff.

Parental criteria

These are means-tested awards, intended as an “opportunity” for a bright child or young person residing in North Wales who is currently being educated within the state school system.

The scheme is transparent and is based upon financial criteria. If a candidate is eligible, his or her parents/carers will be subject to a financial assessment which is limited to circumstances in which the combined family income is less than £35,000 per annum, with there being are no other significant assets that could be monetised.

This process is carried out by an external assessor and will include publicly-available data which is not part of the submission.

In addition, a home visit will be made – in line with any social distancing guidelines which may be in force at the time – so as to establish the family’s suitability for the award.

Once a candidate is awarded a fully-funded place, he or she will retain this benefit until he or she leaves at the end of Year 13, assuming that he or she remains an exemplary member of the Rydal Penrhos community and is not subject to any meaningful change in circumstances.

Anyone wishing to apply for a fully-funded place can do so here.


Anyone wishing to enquire about Rydal Penrhos School can do so by calling 01492 530155, email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or register your interest online here: https://rydalpenrhos.com/admissions/apply-now.

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