Mensa learns that Rastrick Independent School in West Yorkshire has just announced the availability of scholarships for gifted and talented boys and girls aged between five and 15, for the term beginning September 2007.

Scholarships will be offered to:

  1. Children after undergoing Scholarships Screening tests at the school, are deemed to be gifted and talented.
  2. The Scholarship will be awarded only to children meeting criteria (1.) whose parents could not normally afford the fees of an Independent School which caters for Gifted and Talented children.  There will be an income/means test to complete.

The Scholarship is normally worth 60 per cent of the current school fees.  Uniform, extra-curricular activities, insurance (£6.00 per term) and meals must be able to be afforded by parents.  Details of these costs will be provided by the School at the time of the offering of a place.  Details can also be found on the school website.

School Reports, hobbies, interests and examinations including proof of the child’s giftedness will also be asked for.

References regarding parents income and the child’s abilities will also be sought.


An application form is available from the School. 

Rastrick Independent School

Ogden Lane


Brighouse    HD6 3HF


Telephone Number 01484 400344,