SCHOLARSHIPS

We award a number of scholarships each year to recognise a variety of talents.

Junior School Scholarships

Specialist Music and Chorister Scholarships

Please note that the application process and financial awards for one our Specialist Music programmes or Choristership is completely independent to the Scholarships outlined below. Please see this link for more information about our Music Scholarships and this link for details about our Chorister Scholarships.

Senior School Scholarships

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Overview

Every year we award a number of scholarships to recognise current talent and potential in a wide variety of fields. In addition to a financial award, our Scholars receive enhanced educational opportunities and privileges to help them develop their talents.

Please note that you may apply for multiple scholarships. If successful, you can receive one financial scholarship and an additional honorary scholarship. 

Specialist Music and Chorister Scholarships

Please note that the application process and financial awards for one of our Specialist Music programmes and Choristership is completely independent to the Scholarships outlined below. Please see this link for more information about our Music Scholarships and this link for details about our Chorister Scholarships.

We also offer a General Music Scholarship (see details below) for talented musicians who are wishing to pursue music alongside their academic programme. Please see this link for guidance if you’re unsure which path is best for you.

Academic, All Rounder, Art, Drama, Specialist Mathematics, General Music and Sport Scholarships

Financial awards

Scholarship awards are based on current merit. Most applicants will be awarded 10% of their day fees. We do award a finite number of scholarships worth up to 50% of day fees for truly exceptional candidates, which will be awarded solely at our discretion.

We may be able to supplement a scholarship with further financial assistance based on your family’s needs – please see our Bursaries page and our Remissions Policy for details.

Additional benefits

Scholarship recipients also benefit from enhanced opportunities in their particular area(s) to help them develop their talents. Please see our Scholarship Leaflet for details.

Eligibility

Our scholarships (apart from General Music) are open to pupils looking to join in Years 7, 9, 10 and 12; our General Music Scholarships are open to pupils looking to join in Years 7 and 9. We also welcome applications from our current pupils who are progressing into Years 7, 9 and 12 for our scholarships apart from General Music, which is available to current pupils progressing into Years 7 and 9. We recommend that they speak to the relevant teacher in their area before applying.

Scholarship details

For specific details about our various scholarships, please see our Scholarship Leaflet.

How to apply

Please note that the deadline for September 2021 entry has now passed and registrations for 2022 have not yet opened. However, if you have any questions about our Scholarship Programme for any year of entry, please contact us on 01749 834441 or email [email protected].

Application Requirements

Please see our Scholarship Application Checklist to ensure you have included everything required.

Find out more

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

Scholarship specific requirements

All-Rounder Applicants only

  • Return relevant information detailed below for the applicant’s area(s) of specialism
  • All-Rounder Musician Applicants: a separate sheet detailing the following music supplementary information: principal study, years played and any grades or achievements with the candidate’s name and date of birth at the top
  • All-Rounder Musician Applicants: prepare two pieces of contrasting music to perform at our Scholarship Day

Art Applicants only

  • Art Scholarships applicants need to submit a presentation (made using PowerPoint, Google Slides or similar) entitled Art Scholarship Portfolio by email to [email protected] and [email protected]. The electronic art portfolio should include the following (and no more):
    • Title Page: The full name of the candidate.
    • Eight slides showing eight art works in any medium, created over the past year, and not earlier (preferably four class-based works and four works created out of lesson time). All to be selected by the candidate. A very short description with the dimensions of the work and media can accompany each slide.
    • Up to 10 images from selected pages out of ongoing notebooks, sketchbooks and visual journals.

Drama Applicants only

  • A separate sheet listing your previous dramatic achievements: productions, qualifications, dramatic groups and societies with the candidate’s name and date of birth at the top
  • Prepare two contrasting monologues (one may be musical theatre) to perform at our Scholarship Day
  • Prepare a portfolio of programmes, photos or certificates to bring to assessment

Mathematics Applicants only

General Music Applicants only

If you haven’t already, please first see this link for guidance to ensure the General Music Scholars Path is right for you.

  • A separate sheet detailing the following music supplementary information: principal study, years played and any grades or achievements with the candidate’s name and date of birth at the top
  • Prepare two pieces of contrasting music to perform at our Scholarship Day

Sports Applicants only

  • A separate sheet listing the following details for each sport indicated on the Scholarship Form: number of years played, teams played for, level and any achievements. Please include the candidate’s name and date of birth at the top. Optional: include details for any sports in addition to the sports named on the Scholarship Form.

Key dates and deadlines for 2021 entry


Virtual Introduction to Scholarships Open Day

Saturday 14 November 2020


Application deadline

Friday 8 January 2021


Scholarship Day –
Art, Drama and Sport
(*Note changes below)

Saturday 16 January 2021


Scholarship Day –
Academic, Mathematics and General Music
(*Note changes below)

Tuesday 19 January 2021


Decision Day

All candidates will hear from us by Wednesday 10th February


*Changes to our Assessments*

Please note the following changes made due to Covid restrictions:

  • Art and Drama will now be assessed on Saturday, 16th January instead of Tuesday, 19th January and will now be held virtually
  • Sport will now be assessed on Saturday, 16th January instead of Monday, 18th January and will now be held virtually
  • Our Scholarship Day for Academic, Mathematics and General Music will still take place on Tuesday, 19th January but will now be held virtually
  • Our Decision Day is now Wednesday 10th February