The Head makes a number of awards following exceptional performance in the entrance assessments. All candidates who attend our assessments are automatically considered and no separate application is required. All first year awards are held for the two-year duration of our Lower School. Thereafter, award holders, along with non-award holders, may be considered for an academic scholarship application at 13+ by the Head of Scholars.
Music awards are made following an audition and interview, in which the candidate’s general musicianship, as well as musical potential, is explored with the Director of Music. As a guide, candidates should play two instruments, and have reached grade 5-6 standard in at least one of them.
Candidates who are registered for a first year place will be invited to express their interest in applying for a music award in October of Year 6. Those candidates who have expressed an interest may first be invited to a friendly and informal pre-audition with the Director of Music, who will give further guidance about the process and advise on their suitability for application.