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St Helen and St Katharine, Faringdon Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1BE

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Sixth Form bursaries

We are delighted to invite applications for fully funded bursaries for Sixth Form. These transformational and subject-specific bursaries are offered in addition to our standard bursaries. To learn about our standard bursary programme, from 20-100% of fees for all students in Years 7-Upper Sixth, please click here.

Transformational bursaries

Transformational bursaries are available for candidates currently in a state funded school applying to join St Helen's Sixth Form. These bursaries cover 100% of school fees and will also cover additional costs such as school bus transport and curriculum activities. Some of the transformational bursaries may be subject-specific. For these, in addition to the standard bursary application process, applicants will be required to undertake an aptitude assessment in the relevant subject. All bursaries are means tested. 

Mark Wynn Bursary for Chemistry - AWARDED

The Mark Wynn bursary is named in memory of a successful entrepreneur who died suddenly aged 54. Mark grew up with his sister Stephanie in a single parent family. He valued endeavour and hard work and these two qualities together with a relentless focus made him successful both at Bristol University (where he studied chemistry) and then in business where he latterly built a group with sales of over £40 million and 400 employees. He believed that status and position should not be barriers to success and would have been delighted to see ambitious girls benefitting from this bursary.

Applications are invited from students who:

  • will study Chemistry and at least one other STEM subject at A-level (Mathematics, Physics, Biology or Computer Science)
  • is predicted to achieve an 8 or 9 at I/GCSE in Chemistry
  • currently attends a state-funded school
  • qualifies for a 100% means tested bursary
  • achieves the required standard for entry to St Helen's Sixth Form

The bursary will be awarded on the basis of both aptitude and means testing.

Initial application process

Once registered with the School, candidates will complete an application form on which they will indicate whether they intend to apply for a standard, transformational, or Sixth Form subject-specific bursary. They will then be required to complete a bursary application form and submit this together with supporting documentation to the Deputy Bursar: Completed bursary applications for entry in September 2023 need to be received by Friday 14 October 2022. Applicants will be contacted to confirm whether their application has been progressed and, if successful, that they will sit the aptitude assessment required. This assessment will take place as part of the Sixth Form interviews.