Ffynone House School Scholarships: September 2024 Entry 

Ffynone House School provides a premier, independent education in a small, family environment where pupils thrive. We have a single form entry with an absolute maximum class size of 22. The average class size for all subjects throughout Key Stage 4 is 12.  Our examination results consistently demonstrate the added value resulting from the Ffynone experience. 

Estyn Inspectors praised Ffynone’s strong sense of community and found the school provides good value for money, is well managed and has inspiring teachers.  Pupils’ performance at A-levels and GCSEs is strong and they are prepared well for further educational experiences and employment. 

Ffynone is a charitable trust, and we have no shareholders; we do not receive state-aided funding and we are committed to providing the best value independent education in the country. Our fees are consistently at least 12% less than our nearest competitor and all income is invested in the school to benefit our students. 

A limited number of scholarships are available for pupils with skills or talents.  Our curriculum allows pupils to develop their specialist interests; most students study 10 GCSEs. We do not teach Welsh or follow the new Curriculum for Wales; we will continue to enter our students for traditional GCSE and A-level assessments in line with the English curriculum. 

How much is a scholarship worth? 

Scholarships carry a fee reduction of between 5% and 15%.  Once an award is made in Year 7, the scholarship remains with the pupil until the end of their GCSE studies. This depends on them playing an active role in school life, participating fully in school activities, and consistently working to the best of their academic ability.   

Can my child apply for more than one scholarship? 

It is permitted to apply for more than one scholarship, but only one can be held at any time. 

How many scholarships does Ffynone House School offer? 

Scholarships are awarded for entry into Year 7 and Year 12 and are limited in number. We believe that fairness to our full fee-paying parents is essential.   

Scholarship Conditions 

Parents are part of the wider “Ffynone family,” and many actively contribute to school life.  An essential condition of receiving a scholarship is that pupils and their parents are expected to support the school by participating in and attending events.  

Year 7 Scholarship Application 

To be considered for an award, the completed scholarship application forms must be received by 5.00 p.m. on Friday, 13 October 2023. These can be sent by email or post.   Acknowledgements and invitations to the assessment day will be returned to applicants soon after receipt. 

Academic Scholarships 

Academic scholarships are awarded following a standardised computer assessment of literacy, numeracy, and non-verbal reasoning skills.  The scholarship assessment begins at 9.00 a.m. on Saturday, 11 November 2023. 

Performing Arts and Music Scholarships 

Ffynone House School has a strong tradition in performing arts and music.  By offering scholarships to talented pupils, we can ensure that this aspect of the school’s work continues to thrive. 

Pupils wishing to be considered for a scholarship will have an aptitude in drama, song, music, or dance.  They must be involved in all aspects of school life and participate regularly in performing arts and musical activities, clubs, and events.  Performing Arts and Music scholarships are awarded after an audition and interview.  Awards are offered to outstanding students only.   

Auditions for Performing Arts and Music scholarships are by invitation only after completion of our Performing Arts questionnaire.  Auditions will take place on the morning of Saturday, 11 November 2023 and at mutually convenient times throughout the following week. 

Music Scholarships  

At the audition, pupils will be required to: 

  • Play or sing a prepared piece of music 
  • Attempt a piece of sight reading. 
  • Answer some written theory questions. 

Performing Arts/Dance Scholarships 

At the audition, pupils will be required to: 

  • Perform a prepared monologue/dance solo (1 minute) 
  • Participate in a dance/drama workshop. 
  • Answer some written theory questions.