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A number of academic scholarships are available to boys entering at 11+ and 13+.

Music scholarships are also available. Candidates should be established performers on one or more instruments, are likely to have reached Grade 4 or above (or the equivalent), and will have good musical skills.

Sports scholarships are available to boys entering the Sixth Form.

Music Scholarship application form

Scholarship, Bursaries and Financial Aid Policy

The Coindre Bursary

Coindre Bursaries are given in memory of Father André Coindre, founder of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.

In September each year, the College accepts applications for the following academic year. St Columba’s College offers a number of these bursaries, up to the value of the full fee, to Roman Catholic boys, who will enter Prep 3 (Year 3) or Form 1 (Year 7) in September 2018.

The closing date for these applications is the end of October.

Please apply in writing to:

Mrs Hilary Causer

Admissions Registrar

St Columba’s College

King Harry Lane

St Albans, Herts AL3 4AW

 or to Mrs Causer's email address:


Timeline for Coindre Bursary Applications for Entry in September 2019
Deadline for applicationsFriday 26 October 2018
Initial response from Admissions RegistrarFriday 9 November 2018
Home visitsTo be complete by Friday 30 November  2018
Parents informed whether applications successful or otherwiseFriday 7 December 2018