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Leathersellers’ Scholarships

Colfe’s offers a ground-breaking scholarship programme in its Sixth Form. Each year The Leathersellers’ Company fund free places for able pupils from state schools to study for their A-levels here.

“I came from a state comprehensive to an independent school so at first I was scared as to whether I would make the transition but everyone at Colfe’s was so welcoming and I was able to make firm friendships that I hold to this day.”
Jordan Busuuwula, Leathersellers’ Scholar from Trinity, Lewisham now studying at King’s College London

80% of Colfe’s leavers gain 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.

“It’s not an exaggeration to say it has changed my life. It helped me get into Cambridge and that has given me the best possible start to my future career.”
Demi Cole, Leathersellers’ Scholar from Trinity, Belvedere now studying at Cambridge University

What qualifications do I need?

Most applicants need to achieve at least five Grade 8s 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.”
Joseph Mafe, Leathersellers’ Scholar from Conisborough College and graduate in Mathematics from Bristol University

How do I apply?

Visit us at one of our upcoming Open Events or contact the Admissions team 020 8463 8110 for more information.

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How to apply

Find out more about how to apply for Colfe's School. Our main entry points are at ages 3, 4, 11 and 16.