Our scholarships

At Rye we strongly believe in recognising individual talents, it’s part of our school’s long heritage. Scholarships are open to girls applying for entry to Rye St Antony, as well as girls who currently study at the school.

Scholarships are generally offered in the following areas:

  • Academic
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Sport

The subject areas shown above are not exhaustive or mutually exclusive, as we recognise that each applicant may have a particular set of skills and, at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee, might be awarded an all-round scholarship or exhibition. Each scholarship is up to the value of 10% of fees. Where exhibitions are awarded, these will be up to 5% of fees.

Heritage Awards

As part of the legacy of some of our pioneering Rye women, we have some special scholarship awards to pass on to outstanding pupils each year.

Sixth Form Patsy Sumpter Scholarship

Awarded for achievement and potential in the Humanities. 

The King Award

The King Award was established in 1993 by Gwen King in memory of her sister, Ivy King, with the purpose of recognising the merit and supporting the need of individual pupils and the particular talents which they wished to develop. It is awarded to individual students ranging in value from £25 to £500 to give assistance to the co-curricular passions that they wish or are pursuing.
These have included:

  • Fees and equipment for sports activities
  • Language lessons
  • Instrumental music lessons and courses
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expenses
  • Ballet and other dance classes
  • Art research
  • Gap year projects

For more details, please contact the School Bursary or the Registrar.

The Clifford Travel Award

This award was established in 2013 by Di Gibbons who gifted £250 a year for an award in memory of her parents, John and Marjorie Clifford, former Bursars of Rye. Applications are invited at the same time as applications for the King Award and are considered by the King Award Committee at the time of the King Award.

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Dates for 11+ (at entry to Year 7) Scholarships Applications and Year 7 Entrance Day

Closing date for entries: 5 November 2020
Examinations: 19 November 2020
Auditions and Interviews: 26 November 2020

Dates for 13+ (at entry to Year 9) and Sixth Form (at entry to Year 12) Scholarships

Closing date for entries: mid-January 2021
Examinations: January 2021 – dates to be advised
Auditions and Interviews: Late January 2021


Please note, these dates are subject to change as we continue to monitor the government guidance in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic

Register Your Interest

To register your interest for these dates, please email our Reigstrar,  Mrs Fern Williams, or complete this form.

All applicants are required to submit an application form and a portfolio which gives evidence in support of the scholarship application. Application forms are available from the Registrar (link directly to Fern’s email) and details of each individual award can be found on our Scholarships Policy here (link to pdf of Scholarships Policy). Any work or portfolio submitted as part of any application will be returned at the end of the application process.

Rye St Antony, Oxford – Bringing Our School to your Home

We are pleased to be able to offer bespoke virtual tours and meetings to interested families at this time.

We are incredibly proud of the Virtual Learning Experience we have offered our pupils – you can read about it here