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Scholarships, are awarded on merit, at the Headmaster’s discretion, with academic and music scholarships awarded at 11+, 13+ and 16+, Art and all-rounder scholarships at 13+ & 16+. 

St Francis Xavier Awards are special awards available at 11+ and 13+ to up to 10 students whose parents would otherwise not be able to afford Stonyhurst boarding fees.

Assessments for the St Francis Xavier awards take place at Stonyhurst in January and comprise a written examination and one or more interviews.

Should further assistance, be required,the Bursary Committee will consider your application to supplement a scholarship or award with a bursary.

The bestowal of any scholarship or award carries with it privilege and responsibility. Every scholarship holder is expected to set an example for the other pupils in their conduct and approach to academic study and to participate in the fuller life of the school, through its programme of extra- curricular activities.

The tenure of a scholarship is intended to be for the duration of the holder’s education at Stonyhurst, provided the holder’s academic progress and general conduct remain satisfactory and provided that the holder continues enthusiastically to fulfil the obligations associated with the scholarship.


icon_pdf Stonyhurst Scholarship brochure 2019/20