Churcher’s College is one of the most accomplished independent, co-educational day schools in the country. Set in the heart of the impressive South Downs National Park, around 800 pupils in the Senior School at Petersfield and 225 in the Junior School in nearby Liphook enjoy spacious, semi-rural vistas with their own on-site playing fields and facilities, providing the comfort and opportunities of such an open, healthy environment.
About the school
Churcher's College is an independent, fee-paying day school for girls and boys, founded in 1722 and set in the heart of the South Downs.
The College was founded in Petersfield in the 1720s by the will of Richard Churcher to educate local boys in the skills needed for service in the merchant navy.
The college has several notable alumni, known as Old Churcherians or OCs. Male OCs are eligible to become members of the East India Club, whilst women may join the University Women’s Club.
- Total Pupils: 800 (50 in Sixth Form)
- Day Fees: £4740 to £5000/term
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Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees
There are a range of awards available to pupils of Churcher’s College, awarded on the bases of both scholarly excellence and means-testing.
Scholarships are competitive awards based on overall academic performance.
They are generally awarded at age levels 11+, 13+ and 16+. At 11+ they are awarded on the basis of the entrance examination; there is no separate Scholarship paper. At 13+, awards are based on 13+ entrance assessment for external candidates, or achievement over the preceding two years for internal candidates. At 16+, for both internal and external candidates, it is based on predicted GCSE results, normally requiring at least seven A star grades, a written assessment and an interview.
Exhibitions are awarded at 16+ to individuals who have strong academic performance, but in addition have achieved an exceptional level in an activity outside the classroom such as national level representation.
Once you’ve decided that Churcher’s is the best place for your child, we can start the admissions process and our Admissions Team will guide you through every step.
Children applying for entry to 11+ or above at the Senior School will be invited in to participate in a three-part selection process:
1. Interview involving an informal chat with the Headmaster
2. References from current school
3. Extrance Examinations in Mathematics, English and Verbal Reasoning, which take place on the second last Saturday in January.
Offers of admission are sent out thereafter.