Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to pupils in Form III and above who excel in particular areas of school life and meet the criteria detailed below. If a scholarship is awarded, there is a percentage reduction in the termly fee. Scholars are role models for pupils within the school and will need to maintain a high level of achievement to retain their scholarship.

Scholarships (Forms III to VI) – from September 2014.
Reviewed annually.

Academic
Award
Single subject 10% fee reduction
All-rounder 20% fee reduction
Music
Award
Accomplished in two instruments/disciplines 10% fee reduction
Accomplished in three instruments/disciplines 20% fee reduction
Exhibition – showing promise in one or more disciplines £600 per annum to cover fees of additional lessons
Sport
Award
Scholar in one sport 10% fee reduction
All-rounder 20% fee reduction

Criteria

Academic

  • Pupils will sit short tests in Mathematics, English, verbal and nonverbal reasoning
  • Scholarships will be awarded if pupils are working at a high level for their age or if they show creativity and originality in their work

Music

  • Pupils should be able to perform at the following level on their first instrument/voice: Form III (Grade 1), Form IV (Grade 2–3), Form V (Grade 3–4), Form VI (Grade 4–5)
  • A fluency in reading music will be expected and aural tests will be given
  • Pupils need to show enthusiasm in music and a willingness to commit to music ensembles and choirs
  • Music scholars must be prepared to take music theory exams and attend theory clubs provided by the music department

Sport

  • Pupils must select and combine advanced skills and techniques across selected sports – they must be able to adapt their skills to a high level to meet and exceed the demands of the activity
  • Pupils must consistently show precision, control, fluency and originality – they must be able to analyse and comment on their own and fellow pupils’ performances and contribute to plans for improvement
  • Pupils are expected to understand set rules and tactics, and show proficiency and flair in their performance with the intent to achieve county standard in the future