School launches scholarships as new head teacher arrives

PUBLISHED: 15:00 05 May 2012

Iain Kilpatrick who will start as Sidcot School's new head teacher in September.

Iain Kilpatrick who will start as Sidcot School's new head teacher in September.

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SIDCOT School is introducing financial assistance from September for pupils of primary school age right up to sixth form students.

With families in Weston fighting for their child’s primary place, the school in Oakridge Lane, Winscombe, is holding an open morning on Monday for prospective parents to find out more about the scholarships and bursaries.

Up to 50 per cent of the school’s annual day fees will be waived for pupils who excel academically or are gifted in the arts or at sport.

There are also head’s scholarships for candidates who bring an outstanding contribution to the Sidcot community as well as international baccalaureate scholarships for year 12 students.

Iain Kilpatrick, who starts as the school’s new head teacher in August, said: “These ongoing scholarships and bursaries in the junior, senior and sixth form are an exciting new development for Sidcot.

“We are committed to widening pupil access for talented children.”

The deadline for all financial assistance applications for September 2012 is May 14.

Successful applicants will be invited to spend time at Sidcot School for tests, with interviews to follow for selected candidates.

The open morning will be hosted in the arts centre between 9.30am and noon.

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