Leathersellers' Scholarships

Colfe’s School has strong links with the City of London, in particular the Worshipful Company of Leathersellers, one of the City’s great livery companies. Each year the Leathersellers’ fund free Sixth Form places for able pupils from state schools to study for their A-levels at Colfe’s. 

I was nervous about coming to Colfe’s at first, I wasn’t sure I would fit in to a private school but everyone here is so friendly. I settled in really quickly. I know I wouldn’t have done so well if I hadn’t come here.”
Leathersellers' Scholar (2014 Leaver)

80% of Colfe’s 2016 leavers gained places at their first-choice university and former Leathersellers’ Scholars are now studying at some of the country’s leading Russell Group institutions including Oxford and Cambridge.

Fitting in hasn’t been a problem, I made friends from the first day and felt welcomed. I have tried to utilise the chances given to me by becoming a prefect, being on the Sixth Form Committee and singing in the Jazz band. I had offers from other schools, including grammar schools, but I always knew that Colfe’s would be my first choice. This was only made possible through The Leathersellers’ Scholarship programme, for which I am highly grateful and would definitely recommend it to others.”
Faustina Lawmann, Year 13 Leathersellers’ Scholar from Trinity School, Lewisham.

What qualifications do I need? 

Most applicants need to achieve at least five A* at GCSE. However, if your current school does not usually score highly at GCSE we may set you a lower target. In addition, you should qualify for the government’s pupil premium** or your family income should be below £40,000 a year. If you are unsure if you are eligible, please contact our Admissions team to discuss further.

I have enjoyed every moment at Colfe’s. I have been back to Conisborough to tell students to take the chance of coming here… because it’s life changing. You have to work hard but it is an amazing school, friendly and encouraging.” 
Jospeh Mafe, Leatherseller’s Scholar (2015 leaver) from Conisborough College now studying Maths at Bristol University.

How do I apply?

Please contact the Admissions team 020 8463 8110 admissions@colfes.com or download our booklet for more information.

** for details see www.gov.uk