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Dresden Scholars’ Scheme (Germany): for German pupils

The Dresden Scholars’ Scheme (Germany)

The Dresden Scholars’ Scheme (Germany) was founded by David Woodhead in 2000/01. It is open to pupils from Saxony; UK pupils should read the details of the Dresden Scholarships (UK) here.The following outline was written by David in 2016.

The Scholars’ Scheme was inspired by the Dresden Trust’s work for Anglo-German reconciliation, a clear statement of the vital need to encourage friendship among a younger generation free of blame for the past and present follies of their elders.

The contacts and friendships established between British and German young people, which the Scheme facilitates within the schools they jointly attend, are of profound importance. These relationships stand in condemnation of politicians and demagogues determined to divide rather than unite. The Dresden Scholars’ Scheme, on the contrary, asserts: Europa wir sind eins.

The Scheme is designed to enable pupils from schools in Dresden and elsewhere in Saxony to attend British independent schools at greatly reduced fees (scholarships are awarded by the schools, not by the Trust). It is estimated that about 300 pupils from Saxony have attended schools in England, Wales and Scotland under the Scheme. Most of them come for a whole year (and some have even stayed for two years); a few come for one or two terms.

In most cases the schools reduce their fees by 50 per cent to enable the German pupils – who are generally very popular recruits in British schools – to come to the UK. At present 12 independent senior schools are offering more than 30 places; all have boarding as well as day pupils and so the Dresden Scholars are fully residential. Applicants are asked to write (preferably in English) explaining why they would like to be considered for a Dresden Scholars’ place at the school and to send a recent report from their school in Saxony and a letter from their parents agreeing to pay the remainder of the school fee.

The opportunities provided by the Scheme are greatly appreciated by the pupils from Saxony and the British schools and their pupils also benefit from their presence.

For further information about the operation of the Dresden Scholars’ Scheme, please read the details below, look at the list of participating schools and download an application form. If any more guidance is required, please contact Paul Stocker by e-mail at paulstocker@gmx.co.uk

 How to Apply 

Das Dresden Trust Scholars’ Scheme bietet Schülern aus Sachsen bis zum Alter von 19 Jahren die Möglichkeit, bis zu einem Jahr auf eine Privatschule in Großbritannien zu gehen. Die Schulliste ist unten zu finden.

Durch das Dresden Trust Scholars’ Scheme werden die Gebühren stark ermäßigt.

Wenden Sie sich bitte direkt an den Direktor der Schule, für die Sie sich interessieren.

Die Bewerbung muss folgende Unterlagen beinhalten:

  • Einseitiges (A4) Motivationsschreiben (auf englisch), worin Sie erklären warum Ihnen der Platz angeboten werden soll.

 

  • Aktuellstes Schulzeugnis

 

  • Schreiben der Eltern, die restlichen Gebühren zu übernehmen.

 

  • Die Schulen wählen die Schüler selbstständig unter allen Bewerbungen aus.

 

  • Bestätigen Sie bitte umgehend, nachdem Sie von einer Schule angenommen worden sind, ob Sie das Angebot annehmen oder nicht. Wenn Sie sich bei mehreren Schulen beworben haben, sagen Sie denen bitte Bescheid, dass Sie schon einen Platz an einer anderen Schule bekommen haben.

 

  • Wenn mehrere Gebühren angegeben sind, ist der kleinere Betrag normalerweise für jüngere Schüler und der größere für ältere Schuler.

 

Dresden Scholars’ Scheme – participating schools:

Schools in the UK offering places to boys and girls who attend schools in Saxony.

Please note that there are 3 terms in a school year. The boarding fee for senior pupils (those aged 11-18 or 13-18) varies from school to school but is normally in the range £6,800 to £11,000 per term. Please check current fees on each school’s website; these will often be found under ‘Admissions’.

Click here to download and print Scholars’ application form in PDF: The Dresden Scholars’ application

School and Address Contact details/Website Number of Places offered Value of Scholarship Length of stay
Ackworth SchoolAckworth
Pontefract
West Yorkshire
WF7 7LT
Mrs Kathryn Bell, Head
Admissions@ackworthschool.com
Tel: +44 (0)1977 611401
Fax: +44 (0)1977 616225www.ackworthschool.com
1 place for boy or girl 50% 1 or 2 termsor 1 year
Adcote SchoolLittle Ness
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY4 2JY
Mr Gary Wright, Headmaster
headmaster@adcoteschool.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1939 260202
Fax: +44 (0)1939 261300www.adcoteschool.co.uk
2 places per year for girls 50% 1 year
Ashford SchoolEast HillAshfordKentTN24 8PB Mr Michael Buchanan, Headmaster
buchananm@ashfordschool.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1233 739030
Fax: +44 (0)1233 665215
www.ashfordschool.co.uk
1 boy and 1 girlat ages 11-18 50% 1 year
Concord CollegeActon BurnellShrewsburyShropshireSY5 7PF Mr N. G. Hawkins,Principal
theprincipal@concordcollegeuk.com
Tel: +44 (0)1694 731631
Fax: +44 (0)1694 731387
www.concordcollegeuk.com
3 boys at ages 15-163 girls at ages 15-16  50% 1 term
Dover CollegeEffingham CrescentDoverKentCT17 9RH Mrs Gaelle Degrange, Admissions officeradmissions@dovercollege.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1304 205969
Fax: +44 (0)1304 242208
www.dovercollege.org.uk
1 boy at ages 13-161 girl at ages 13-16 50% 1 term
Fyling Hall SchoolRobin Hood’s BayNorth YorkshireYO22 4QD Mr Ken JamesHeadmaster
headmaster@fylinghall.org
Tel: +44 (0)1947 880353
Fax: +44 (0)1947 881097
www.fylinghall.org
Places for boys at ages 14-18& girls ages 11-13 50% 1 or 2 termsor 1 year
Kilgraston School for Girls
Bridge of EarnPerthPH2 9BQScotland
Amanda Johnstone, Head of Admissions
admissions@kilgraston.com
Tel: +44 (0)1738 812257
https://www.kilgraston.com
2 places for girlsat ages 15-18 75% 1 or 2 termsor 1 year
Merchiston Castle SchoolColintonEdinburghEH13 0PUScotland Mrs Anne Rickard,
Director of Admissions
admissions@merchiston.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)131 312 2201
Fax: +44 (0)131 441 6060
www.merchiston.co.uk
1 boy at age 16+ Up to 50%1 year
St Edward’s SchoolCirencester RoadCheltenhamGloucestershireGL53 8EY Mr Paul HarveyHeadmaster
headmaster@stedwards.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1242 538600
Fax: +44 (0)1243 538612
www.stedwards.co.uk
Up to 3 places for boys or girlsat age 16 [Day school]40% 40% (Not including stay with family) 1 year
Tettenhall College
Wood RoadWolverhamptonWest MidlandsWV6 8QX
Mr Martyn LongHeadmaster
AA@tettcoll.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1902 751119
Fax: +44 (0)1902 741940
www.tettenhallcollege.co.uk
1 boy & 1 girl per year at ages 14-18 50% 1 or 2 termsor 1 year
The Mount SchoolDalton TerraceYorkNorth YorkshireYO24 4DD Julia HampshireRegistrar
registrar@mountschoolyork.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1904 667529
Fax: +44 (0)1904 667524
www.mountschoolyork.co.uk
Places for girls at ages 11-18 50% 1 or 2 termsor 1 year
The Park SchoolYeovilSomersetBA20 1DH Mrs Jacky RoweRegistrar
registrar@shebbearcollege.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1409 282001
Fax: +44 (0)1409 281784
www.shebbearcollege.co.uk
1 boy and 1 girlat ages 13-16 50% 1 or 2terms or1 year
Shebbear College
ShebbearDevonEx21 5HJ
Mrs Sarah Lindley Registrar registrar@shebbearcollege.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1409 282001
Fax: +44 (0)1409 281784
www.shebbearcollege.co.uk
1 boy and 1 girlat ages 13-16 50% 1 or 2terms or1 year
Sibford SchoolSibford FerrisBanburyOxfordshireOX15 5QL Mr Michael GoodwinHeadmaster
mgoodwin@sibfordschool.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1295 781200
Fax: +44 (0)1295 781204
www.sibford.oxon.sch.uk
Places for girlsat ages 11-16 50% 1 or 2 termsor 1 year
St Bees SchoolSt BeesCumbriaCA27 ODS Mrs Jane HawleyDirector of Admissions
admissions@st-bees-school.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1946 828010
Fax: +44 (0)1946 828011
www.st-bees-school.org
2 places for boys or girls at ages 11-14 or 16-18 50% 1 year
St Felix School
SouthwoldSuffolkIP18 6SD
Miss Melissa Bridgman Registrar
Tel: +44 (0)1502 722175
www.stfelix.co.uk
2 places for boys or girls at ages 11-18 50% 1 term