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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 in September 2024, 2025 or 2026. Most pupils choose to attend our scholarship days in their calendar year of entry (e.g. January 2024 for entry in September 2024), however pupils looking to join us in Year 9 in 2025 or 2026 are welcome to attend in earlier years.

  1. Complete our Scholarship Form by Friday 1st December 2023
  2. Submit our Registration Form and pay the relevant fee (External Candidates only) by Friday 1st December 2023
  3. Submit your ‘More About You Essay’ by Friday 12th January 2024. 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 Friday 12th January 2024 (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: which must be completed by Friday 12th January 2024.

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

More About You Essay

To help us to get to know you better, please handwrite a couple of paragraphs 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?
  • Imagine that you had to explain your passion for your chosen scholarship field to an alien. What would you say?

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 essay.

Find out more

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