Internal scholarships are designed to reward excellence and celebrate talent, and are ideal for children preparing for 13+ entry to senior school.
Scholarships are offered each year to children in Year 6 who will complete their final two years with us and who display particular aptitude and potential in one or more of the following fields: Academic, Music, Sport, Art, Drama and/or Design & Technology. The interviews and assessments for candidates take place in January each year, where achievement, commitment, promise and strength of character are considered. Successful applicants join focussed and bespoke scholarship mentoring groups and they are given every opportunity to extend their knowledge, skills, talents and passions.
“Our internal, bespoke scholarship programmes are immensely challenging and inspiring. They are designed to give our most talented and committed pupils the very best chance of securing scholarships in an area in which they are passionate to their senior schools of choice. This in turn opens further doors and affords life-changing opportunities.” Mrs J Thorpe, Head
Academic Scholarships are awarded to individuals demonstrating outstanding academic achievement who also possess the resilience and perseverance requisite of an Academic Scholarship programme. Our scholarship classes are small in size allowing each subject specialist to stretch and challenge scholarship pupils. Scholars are required to demonstrate not just academic strengths, but also their emotional maturity to handle the pressures and demands of working at a consistently high level.
Our scholars enjoy a vastly extended course of practical study to further develop their skill base and prepare portfolios for senior school scholarships. There are many opportunities beyond the curriculum to execute highly creative projects, access visiting experts, enhance problem-solving skills and benefit from a range of visits to senior schools and external organisations. Each pupil follows a bespoke programme that prepares them for their chosen senior school scholarship and is tailored to the school’s particular requirements.