Yarm School Pupil Awarded Arkwright Engineering Scholarship

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Yarm School Pupil Awarded Arkwright Engineering Scholarship

One of our pupils, William Pugsley has been awarded a prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarship.

Arkwright Scholarships are awarded to high-calibre students aiming to be future leaders of the engineering profession. The scholarship provides funds to support the purchase of materials for school or personal projects, as well as pairing pupils with a mentor. Pupils are also given the opportunity to undertake independent tasks aided by their sponsor.

William vied with thousands of students in a rigorous selection process which involved a technical exam and an interview. After meeting the Arkwright standard, he was matched with a sponsoring organisation: the Reece Foundation.

The scholarships are tenable for two Sixth Form years. Successful students must study maths at A-level and will be asked to demonstrate their plan to study engineering or technical design at degree level.

William said: “I feel so proud to have achieved this prestigious scholarship and I am really looking forward to putting my skills to good use and getting involved in some great projects. I’d like to thank the Reece Foundation for supporting the scholarship.”

Yarm School Headmaster, Dr Huw Williams, said: “We are delighted William has been recognised for his outstanding work, he is a gifted engineer with a keen eye for detail. The Design and Technology Department support and encourage all our students to aim high and the Arkwright Scholarship Programme is the most prestigious scholarship of its type in the UK. We look forward to watching William’s D&T A Level project progress.”

Scholarships at Yarm School

We are one of a limited number of schools that offer the sought-after Arkwright Scholarship. For the past ten years, we have celebrated our pupils’ successes in achieving 39 scholarships. William’s achievement is significant in a year when the number of sponsors and scholarships was limited due to the pandemic.

We also offer a Music Scholarship for pupils on entry at 11+, 13+ or 16+, Sixth Form Science Scholarships and Sixth Form Humanities Scholarships. Discover more about the scholarships available at Yarm School.



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