Scholarships are awarded to pupils from Form III and above who excel in particular areas of school life and meet the criteria detailed below. Scholars are role models for pupils within the school and will need to maintain a high level of achievement to retain their scholarship. If a scholarship is awarded, fee reductions are discussed with the Proprietors on a means-tested, individual basis and are awarded in the region of 5-10%.
Pupils will sit assessments in mathematics, English, verbal and non-verbal reasoning. Scholarships will be awarded if pupils are working at a high level for their age and/or if they show creativity and originality in their work.
Pupils should be able to perform at the following level on their first instrument/voice: Year 3 (Grade 1), Year 4 (Grade 2–3), Year 5 (Grade 3–4), Year 6 (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.
Pupils must be able to combine and exhibit advanced skills and techniques across their selected sports.
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.
Applicants to provide a portfolio of work or evidence demonstrating a high standard of creative ideas and ability.
Bursaries are a percentage reduction in school fees awarded to families that are experiencing financial difficulty. They are rigorously means-tested and reviewed annually. If a family is awarded a bursary and their financial position changes, the school expects them to make adjustments and return to paying full fees as soon as possible.