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 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.