Rugby Programme

Culford provides the opportunity to combine an excellent education up to A Level with a tailored, high performance rugby programme. Rugby Scholarships are available to Culford Senior School pupils at ages 13+ and 16+ and may be awarded to the value of up to 25% of tuition fees for suitably qualified candidates. 

About Specialist Rugby at Culford

Successful candidates will receive a year round rugby programme including:

  • Specific skills sessions and team training three times a week
  • Coaching linked to county and regional rugby structures
  • Additional strength and conditioning training
  • Competitive fixtures throughout autumn and spring terms
  • Goal setting and performance profiling

Application for Rugby Scholarships

Candidates are required to:

  • Achieve a satisfactory performance in the School entrance examinations
  • Complete the relevant application form detailing: honours, awards and achievements; current school, club, county, regional, national and development teams; targets and intended goals; plus any other supporting information.

This information must be endorsed by the applicant’s current school Head and the Head of Sport; and by the coach of a regional squad.

Selection for Rugby Scholarships

Candidates will be invited for an Assessment Day which may involve:

  • Testing in: agility, coordination and stamina; core skills; team play in one sport
  • An interview with the Assistant Head and senior colleagues
  • A skills and basic fitness test

Scholarship applicants should be of Regional/County level and above.

More information?

Culford Admissions Office would be delighted to offer candidates pre-scholarship advice or answer any queries you may have about Scholarships at Culford School. Please email scholarships@culford.co.uk for more information or call Bury St Edmunds 01284 385308.

For details of examination dates, please click here to view the key dates for entry.