The School offers scholarships up to the value of 10% per annum of the annual tuition fees for entry in Year 7, Year 9 and in the Sixth Form. The scholarships are awarded for academic, artistic, dramatic, musical and sporting excellence. All awards are offered at the Governors’ discretion and may be reviewed at any time in light of the scholar’s performance. Before a child can be considered for a scholarship, the Registration Form must be completed and returned to the Registrar together with a non-refundable fee of £125. For overseas candidates, a registration fee of £150 is required.
Scholarships are offered following success in the entrance exam in January. There is no need to apply for an academic scholarship as this is based on a successful entrance exam. Information on the Drama, Art, Music and Sports Scholarships at 11+ / 13+ can be found below and in the General Information Booklet. In the case of those applying for art, drama, music or sport, the online application form must be submitted by the close of registration. You will be invited to attend an assessment / audition day at school following the entrance exam. If applying for more than one Scholarship, please submit a separate online Scholarship Application Form for each.
Candidates will be asked to demonstrate excellence in Dramatic Performance. They will be expected to demonstrate a strong appreciation of theatre, an understanding of production issues and knowledge of theatre outside the school context.
Candidates will be asked to perform a monologue piece of their choosing from a published play up to 2 minutes. Candidates should also expect to be assessed in a group setting where improvisation skills will be observed. Candidates will be asked about the performance they have given, previous performances (where appropriate) and their ambitions in this area. All candidates will also be expected to reach an appropriate standard in the entrance examination.
Awards will be made based on the portfolios submitted by candidates and a practical examination held at Halliford. Portfolios must demonstrate a high level of personal achievement. The practical test will consist of a drawing test from still-life objects and an interview with the Head of Art. All candidates will also be expected to reach an appropriate standard in the entrance examination.
Candidates will be required to undergo an audition consisting of two pieces of at least Grade 4 standard in their principal instrument/voice and one piece on an additional instrument/voice. They will also undergo a sight-reading, aural comprehension and theory test set by the Director of Music. All candidates will also be expected to reach an appropriate standard in the entrance examination.
Awards will be made based on evidence of sporting achievement at county level or better and physical tests in agility and co-ordination run by the Director of Sport at Halliford. All candidates will also be expected to reach an appropriate standard in the entrance examination.
Scholarships are offered in recognition of achievement and potential in Academic excellence, Art, Drama, DT and Sport. They are awarded for the duration of the Sixth Form. Information regarding these can be found in the Sixth Form Prospectus. Scholarship interviews will take place in the January of Year 11. Internal candidates will receive details automatically in Year 11 and external applicants should contact the Registrar directly before applying. For more information and to apply for a Sixth Form Scholarship, please click here.
The School welcomes applications from students whose parents cannot afford the fees, either in full or in part. Consequently, bursaries are available on entry into the School at the ages of 11 or 16. These are means tested and awarded at the Governors’ discretion in light of the funds available, the financial circumstances of the applicant and the candidate’s performance in the entrance exam.
Financial assistance may be available in exceptional circumstances, should a family’s financial position change dramatically at a critical stage in the pupil’s education.
Application for a bursary is confidential and made through the Bursar. Once awarded, bursaries are reviewed annually and may be withdrawn, or modified, if circumstances have significantly changed since the bursary was initially awarded or if the pupil concerned is not meeting the standards expected.
Applications for entry in September 2023 must be received by Friday 2nd December 2022.