A number of scholarships are awarded each year to children who are particularly gifted in sport. Most scholarships are worth 10-30% of the day fee.
Sports scholarships are available at 8+, 11+, 13+ and 16+. These are awarded on the basis of written tests in English, Mathematics, Science and Non-Verbal Reasoning, as well as a practical assessment.
We are looking for pupils who meet the normal academic requirements of the school but who also demonstrate sporting ability or potential, determination and enthusiasm. They will also respond well to guidance, work well in a team and demonstrate good leadership skills. Sports Scholars should have high levels of talent in at least two areas. Preference will be given to those involved in the school's major games - rugby, cricket, athletics/cross-country, tennis, netball, swimming and hockey - but all talented candidates will be considered. Scholars are expected to participate fully in the sporting life of the school including weekend and evening fixtures when selected.
Assessment: selected candidates will be invited to attend a sport and physical fitness assessment. The candidates will compete in structured drills and small-sided games to see if they have a range of abilities and are able to adapt their skills to changing circumstances and to assess their fitness, speed, agility and co-ordination. Each candidate will also be interviewed about their sporting interests, motivation, achievements and ambitions.
For more information please download the relevant information and application forms on the Admissions pages and email them to our Registrar Mrs Rachael Cox or call her on 01233 625171.