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SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicable Scholarships

Please use this page for information on how to apply for the following scholarships:

  • Academic
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Maths
  • General Music
  • Sport

Please see these pages for details on how to apply for our Specialist Music Programme and Choristerships, both of which have a different application process.

How to Apply

Applications are now open for pupils looking to join us from September 2025. The Lower Sixth Form entry Scholarship application process is slightly different from the process for entry at Years 7/9/10 so please see the relevant section below.

Process for Years 7/9/10 Entry 

Most pupils choose to attend our scholarship days in their calendar year of entry (e.g. January 2025 for entry in September 2025), however pupils looking to join us in Year 9 in 2026 or 2027 are welcome to attend in earlier years.

  1. Complete our Scholarship Form by 12.00pm on Monday 2nd December 2024.
  2. Submit our Registration Form and pay the relevant fee (External Candidates only) by 12.00pm on Monday 2nd December 2024.
  3. Submit your handwritten ‘More About You Essay’ by 12.00pm on Monday 6th January 2025. See below or refer to page 2 of our printable checklist for details
  4. Submit any supplementary information required for your chosen Scholarship(s) by 12.00pm on Monday 6th January 2025 (see our printable checklist for details)
  5. Obtain a reference from the candidate’s current school (External Candidates only). Please note that upon receipt of your Scholarship Application, an email requesting a reference will be sent to your nominated referee with a link to our reference form: https://wells.cathedral.school/reference which must be completed by 12.00pm on Monday 6th January 2025.

Please refer to our printable checklist to ensure you have completed everything that is required.

Process for Lower Sixth Form Entry

Pupils should attend the Scholarship Day during the year before their entry (e.g. November 2024 for entry in September 2025).

  1. Complete our Scholarship Form by 12.00pm on Monday 14 October.
  2. Submit our Registration Form and pay the relevant fee (External Candidates only) by 12.00pm on Monday 14 October.
  3. Submit your handwritten ‘More About You Essay’ by 12.00pm on Wednesday 30th October. See below or refer to page 2 of our printable checklist for details
  4. Submit any supplementary information required for your chosen Scholarship(s) by 12.00pm on Wednesday 30th October. (see our printable checklist for details)
  5. Obtain a reference from the candidate’s current school (External Candidates only). Please note that upon receipt of your Scholarship Application, an email requesting a reference will be sent to your nominated referee with a link to our reference form: https://wells.cathedral.school/reference which must be completed by 12.00pm on Wednesday 30th October.

Please refer to our printable checklist to ensure you have completed everything that is required.

More About You Handwritten Essay

To help us to get to know you better, please HANDWRITE up to one page of A4 (maximum length) on ONE of the following topics:

  • Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what lessons did you learn?
  • Some pupils have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
  • Some pupils have a person whom they find inspirational. This could be an athlete, musician, artist, academic or person that you know. Choose your inspirational person. What qualities does this person demonstrate that you would like to develop?

Please include the candidate’s name and date of birth on their essay. Once complete, please email [email protected] a photo or scan of the handwritten essay (please note that typed essays will not be accepted and will need to be rewritten by hand).

Find out more

If you have any questions about our Scholarship Programme, please contact us on 01749 834441 or email [email protected].

His Majesty King Charles III retains Patronage of Wells Cathedral School
We are delighted that His Majesty King Charles III will remain the Patron of Wells Cathedral School.

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