As of September 2018, Arnold Lodge is re-introducing a wide range of scholarships and awards to candidates looking for entry to the school for Year 7 and Year 12. Scholarships may be honorary or carry a fee reduction up to 50% for exceptional excellence in particular areas. Into Year 7, Scholarships will be available for academic excellence as well as excellence in Art, Drama or Music. Into Year 12, Scholarships will be available for academic excellence, particularly in the subjects pupils are wishing to study.

Arnold Lodge will consider bursary applications from parents of children who have been awarded a scholarship but may not be able to consider Arnold Lodge for financial reasons. Parents can apply to have the scholarship augmented by a bursary, subject to a means test. Bursaries take the form of a fee reduction to a level dependent on the parents’ financial resources. All awards are subject to the school’s ability to fund them within the context of it’s overall budget, and therefore levels cannot be guaranteed.

A very limited number of bursaries may be available for entry to Arnold Lodge in cases where a pupil does not meet the requirements for a scholarship. Scholarships are awarded for the duration of the pupil’s time at Arnold Lodge, subject to annual monitoring and review at key stages, especially Year 9 into Year 10 and Year 11 into Year 12. The Headteacher has the right to withdraw a scholarship at any time if behaviour, commitment and progress are not being maintained.

Application Process

Scholarship assessment takes place in the academic year before a pupil looks to join Arnold Lodge and parents are usually notified of a decision within two or three weeks of assessment. Pupils must be recommended by their current Headteacher. Before being assessed, parents must register their child after which a reference from the pupil’s current school will be requested.

Arnold Lodge Scholarships

To apply, please register your interest with the Admissions Office on +44(0) 1926 778050, or get in touch via email at The closing date for scholarships into Sixth Form and Year 7 is Tuesday 9th January 2018. Scholarship assessments will take place week commencing Monday 29th January.