We are proud to launch The Radley Keys Award, an all-inclusive scholarship programme for talented and ambitious boys from families who would not normally consider an independent boarding education. The award is aimed at boys currently attending a primary or secondary state school. Our carefully curated assessment process has been specifically designed to recognise and reward potential over prior attainment.

Following means-testing, Radley Keys Award holders pay no fees and we will fund all the extras, allowing boys to focus on reaching their goals and maximising the opportunities on offer at Radley. We are looking for boys for entry at 11+ (Year 7) and 16+ (Year 12) who are engaged and engaging, sparky, creative and resilient. We want boys who will get stuck in, make the most of every opportunity and, in doing so, have a positive impact on those around them.

“This is not just about providing life chances to those with talent and strong character who otherwise would not come to Radley, although that in itself is reason enough. It is about creating an environment where boys inspire boys, where excellence creates excellence, where, together, we foster greatness."

John Moule, Warden
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The award includes a scholarship of up to 100% to cover fees, accommodation and food for five years at Radley, plus:

  • Agreed trips and social events
  • Free school uniform
  • Free music/drama lessons (where applicable)
  • Free iPad
  • Free public examination fees

We will help to place boys at an independent prep school (with funding) for Year 7 and 8. The exact package for each boy will be determined following means-testing.

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What does The Radley Keys Award assessment process look like for 11+ Entry?

What does The Keys Award assessment process look like for 16+ Entry?

Is the Award guaranteed for the duration of my son’s time at Radley?

Can I apply for funding if I am not from the UK?

If I already receive financial support for one son at the school, will I be able to apply for additional support for another son?

How many Keys Awards will be offered each year?

Will we fit in?

How regularly will we see our son?

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