Ffynone House School is a top independent, co-educational school in Swansea. Ffynone House provides a premier education with family values and a reputation built on academic excellence.
Estyn Inspectors graded Ffynone’s outcomes as ‘Good’ across all areas and stated that “The supportive and constructive working relationships between teachers and pupils as well as teachers’ expertise and passion for their subjects contribute significantly to pupils’ progress in developing their knowledge, understanding and skills.”
“The headteacher has established a clear vision and values, which are shared by staff, parents and pupils. Leaders and staff promote a nurturing family environment in which most individuals are successful and flourish.” [Estyn Report 2013] [Estyn Report 2019]
At Ffynone House, our small class sizes and dedicated teaching allow pupils time to pursue other interests alongside an outstanding education, making independent education more affordable and providing excellent value for money.
Ffynone House School is a charitable trust that was created to provide an alternative, bespoke education for local children. Our small class sizes and dedicated teaching allow pupils time to pursue other interests alongside an outstanding education. Small classes give pupils close support and attention in which they are treated as individuals.
The costs required to deliver this standard of education are recovered by charging fees to parents. All fee income is invested in the running of the school, and we have no shareholders or owners taking profits from the business. As such, our charges are significantly less than our competitors and provide excellent value for money.
Secondary school scholarships are available for pupils with particular skills or talents who would benefit from our tailored curriculum. Academic scholarships and Performing Arts scholarships are awarded for entry into Year 7 based on an entrance test or audition and to attract outstanding students to join Ffynone House School Sixth Form.
Nevertheless, we want to acknowledge the skills and talents of our pupils and we award a small number of scholarships worth a further reduction in academic fees of between 5-15%. Scholarships are granted for outstanding academic attainment and in the performing arts. Larger means-tested reductions are very occasionally awarded for exceptional students; these permit wider access to a Ffynone education in keeping with our charitable status.
Secondary school scholarships are available for pupils with particular skills or talents who would benefit from our tailored curriculum. Academic scholarships and performing arts scholarships are awarded for entry into Year 7 based on an entrance test or audition and to attract outstanding students to join Ffynone House School Sixth form.
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.
Can my child apply for more than one scholarship?
It is possible to apply for more than one scholarship but only one award can be accepted at a time.
How many scholarships does Ffynone House School offer?
The number of awards made each year is small and depends on the value of funds available.
Ffynone House School Scholarship Conditions
Parents are part of the wider “Ffynone Family” and many actively contribute to school life. An essential condition of receiving financial assistance through a scholarship is that pupils and their parents are expected to support the school through participation and attendance at events.
Ffynone House School Academic Scholarships
For a September entry into Year 7, pupils sit a scholarship test in the previous November while in Year 6. Pupils are tested using an online adaptive baseline assessment which includes the use of vocabulary, numeracy and non-verbal reasoning; the test takes about an hour to administer.
Ffynone House School 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 schools’ work continues to thrive.
Pupils wishing to be considered for a scholarship should have an aptitude in drama, song, music or dance. They are required to be involved in all aspects of school life and to participate regularly in performing arts and musical activities, clubs and events. Selection for these scholarships is by invitation only, after completion of our Performing Arts questionnaire.
Does Ffynone House School offer a student bursary?
Means tested bursaries may be available to students who are already registered at Ffynone in cases of hardship which arise due to a change of circumstances.
How can my child apply for a scholarship?
Parents can apply for secondary school scholarships in October of the year when the pupil is in Year 6. Internal secondary school bursary applications can be made if a change in financial circumstances arises once a pupil has commenced their education at Ffynone.
What Entry Years Are Scholarships available for?
Secondary school scholarships are available for students entering Year 7 at age 11. Sixth Form scholarships worth a 10% reduction in academic fees are awarded to students achieving at least seven Level 7 grades at GCSE.
Ffynone House School is proud of its thriving diverse community. At the heart of the school’s ethos is an inclusive and accessible education experience. To support this trustees award a number of fully funded, life-changing Accessibility Scholarships, with each application being considered on its individual merits.
Are Scholarships available for sixth form?
Academically talented students who have attained seven Level 7s at GCSE (Grade A or above) are entitled to a 10% reduction in academic fees.