St Francis Xavier Awards

St Francis Xavier

St Francis Xavier was a pioneer who believed in his cause and never gave up. He spent much of his life pushing the boundaries and challenging himself to achieve more and more. We believe that a Stonyhurst education can give young people a chance to emulate St Francis and become tenacious pioneers for the modern world. This award can give that opportunity to Stonyhurst pupils.

The Award

St Francis Xavier awards are available each year to full boarders at 11+ and 13+ for pupils who, in the opinion of the selection panel, are most likely to benefit from, and contribute to, life at Stonyhurst. Historically most recipients of this award have been UK Roman Catholic full-time boarders. Assessments for the St Francis Xavier awards will normally comprise a written examination and one or more interviews including a portfolio demonstration. Practical assessments may also be considered by arrangement.

Applicants for the award are expected to be able pupils who will fully participate in all aspects of boarding school life at Stonyhurst. St Francis Xavier award holders will automatically benefit from a fee remission of 20%. Thereafter, parents/guardians may also apply for a means-tested bursary. In exceptional circumstances, the total award could be worth up to 100% off the full boarding fees. Pupils may apply either for a St Francis Xavier award, or for any other Stonyhurst award. The St Francis Xavier award cannot be combined with any other scholarship. The assessment days are held at Stonyhurst on Saturday 12th November 2022.


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Important deadlines

Award Application Deadline Assessment Day
11+ St Francis Xavier 28th October 2023 11th November 2023
13+ St Francis Xavier 22nd November 2023 6th December 2023

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