The Elliston Award at Ipswich High School for Girls

Ipswich High School for Girls announces brand new financial award to enable the brightest and best from state-funded schools to enter its unique Sixth Form.

For September 2017 entry, Ipswich High School for Girls has announced a brand new form of financial support, ‘The Elliston Award’.

This is a financial award worth up to 50% of the Ipswich High School fees throughout the Sixth Form for strong applicants from state-funded schools.
The School is fully committed to enabling the best and the brightest to enter the IHS Sixth Form and as such, guarantee that at least one of these awards will be given to any suitable applicant from each state-funded school in Essex or Suffolk.

Criteria for award
All applicants for this Award must meet the following criteria:

  • Be predicted/have achieved 7 A*-C grades (or 6 to 9 in the new marking scheme) in their GCSE subjects
  • Have a letter of recommendation from their current school
  • Be studying for GCSEs in a state school in Essex or Suffolk
  • Be motivated and have the potential to succeed


Oona Carlin, Head of Ipswich High School for Girls commented:
We have always strived to encourage the most talented and motivated girls to take up places in our bespoke, friendly and challenging Sixth Form. However, I have been aware that our school fees have restricted access for some in the past. This year, we want to widen access for brilliant pupils who may not have been able to consider us in the past, by offering a generous financial award to those suitable girls coming from state-funded schools.
I am really excited to announce this incentive, which has already proved popular with Heads of local state-funded schools.

Further details are available here.

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