What are we looking for?

A number of awards will be made to students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual curiosity across a range of subjects. Award holders are expected to set an example to their peers in the manner in which they go about their work, making connections between their subjects, questioning received wisdom and always looking to extend their knowledge beyond what they learn in the classroom. We are looking for scholars to be leaders within the school through their enthusiasm, initiative, imagination and dedication.

Scholars’ Programme

There is an extensive programme of after-school lectures, trips and presentations for scholars organised by the Teacher in Charge of Scholars. Academic scholars are expected to participate fully in this programme as well as attend the annual scholars’ dinner.

The 13+ Assessment Process

Only students who have a confirmed offer of a place at the school may apply. For students at a UK based Prep School, all applications are made via their Prep School. They will be able to advise on the suitability of a particular scholarship and the assessment process. Students attending other types of schools, including from the maintained sector and from overseas, may apply directly. Please contact the Admissions team for further information and guidance. For internal students, the Teacher in Charge of Scholars and the Head of Lower School will propose suitable candidates to the Head for consideration. Internal candidates will then follow the same assessment process as external applicants.

All 13+ candidates are expected to sit papers in a number of subjects, as well as attend a scholarship interview. UK based students will sit papers in English, Mathematics, Science, Latin, Modern Foreign Language, Humanities and a General Paper. Exemptions in one or more papers may be applied if a student is not currently studying the subject.

Overseas students will all sit papers in Maths and English as well as a General Paper, and may sit other subjects depending on their educational background. These papers have been designed to stretch and challenge the most able pupils, whilst taking into account the curriculum differences that may have been experienced. Students may sit their assessments overseas at one of our authorised invigilation centres. Please contact the Admissions team for further information.

The 16+ Assessment Process

All candidates applying for a Sixth Form place will automatically be considered for an academic scholarship. No separate application is required. Further information will be provided following registration.