Awards and Bursaries


Step 1 – Apply for entry
All applicants must first be registered for entry to Woodbridge School before applying for an Award. To register you must return the completed application form together the register fee by the following deadline.
Monday 26 October 2020 for 16+
Wednesday 4 November 2020 for 11+ and 13+

Step 2 – Apply for Bursary and Awards
The application closing dates for all awards are as follows:
Monday 2 November 2020 for 16+ (Year 12)
Monday 16 November 2020 for 11+ (Year 7) and 13+ (Year 9)

Although the deadline has passed, we encourage you to contact the Admissions Team to see if there are spaces for late applications.

Please note that we are still accepting applications for Year 12 entry so do get in touch if you would like further information.


The Seckford Foundation offers Awards and means-tested Bursaries (up to 100% on rare occasions) to pupils of exceptional talent and who might not otherwise be able to afford fees. The Admissions Policy and Bursary Policy are available on our website. Bursaries are available for pupils in Years 3, 7, 9 and 12, and are only available for pupils in other years in exceptional circumstances. Overseas applicants can be considered for Awards only (not bursaries) and fee reductions will be granted off the tuition fee element of the boarding fee only.

If you would like to be considered for a bursary please indicate this on the application form where prompted. You will then be sent the bursary application form together with further details about the process.

This bursary offers provision to fund a limited number of students each academic year who wish to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) during their time in Sixth Form. Interest in this bursary is high, and will therefore only be offered to those candidates who show academic excellence across the field, but especially in STEM subjects.


Due to the current restrictions and to ensure everyone’s safety, award assessments will be taking place virtually where possible. Departments will shortlist applications, and will then invite successful applicants to attend an assessment via Zoom. Full details of the assessment and what is required will be sent along with the invitation.  

Assessment for the Sport Award was due to take place in person on Saturday 5 December, but this will now not be possible. We will be in touch with all applicants to organise assessment.

Award assessment dates

Y 7 & 9Assessment Date
ArtFriday 27 November
Sport(Postponed) Saturday 5 December
ChessSaturday 12 or Monday 14 December
DramaSaturday 12 or Monday 14 or Tuesday 15 December
MusicWednesday 2, Monday 7 or Tuesday 8 December

All-round Award

Candidates are not able to apply for All-round Awards and applicants will be considered automatically based on the entrance exam, and award assessments, only where they have applied for 2 or more awards. Candidates must have applied for two or more of the following; art, chess, drama, music, sport.

Academic Award

Academic Awards are available to pupils entering the Senior School at Year 7, Year 9 and Year 12. All current pupils are considered for awards when entering Year 7, Year 9 and Year 12, alongside those applying for entry to the School. Candidates are not able to apply for Academic or All-round Awards. Academic Awards are based on the results of the entrance tests and performance at the Academic Assessment for new pupils, and academic performance to date for current pupils.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions entrance exams will be taken online this year:
Year 12 entrance exams: individually during November 2020.
Year 7 & 9 entrance exams: w/c 18 January 2021

For those applying for entry to the School, candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the entrance test results, and shortlisted candidates will be invited to an Academic Assessment:
Saturday 28 November for Year 12 (16+)
Saturday 30 January for Year 7 (11+) and Year 9 (13+)

Please send back your completed form to