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Scholarships

Academic Scholarships

Scholarships are offered to attract applicants of high potential to the School and are available to both internal and external candidates. General information is set out below and should be read in conjunction with the Scholarships Policy.

The decision to award a scholarship will be made at the Headmaster’s discretion and subject to the relevant Conditions of the Award, issued with the award. Late applicants will not be considered for a scholarship.

11+ Academic Scholarships

All applicants registered to sit the 11+ assessments will be considered for an Academic Scholarship. The award of a scholarship will be based on performance in the entrance examinations, an interview with the Headmaster and a satisfactory school reference from the applicant’s current school.

Pupils must register by Friday, 24 November 2017. Assessments will take place on Friday, 5 January 2018 and interviews will be in late January 2018.

All offers of a place at St Benedict’s School alongside an Academic Scholarship award will be posted on Thursday, 15 February 2018.

16+ Sixth Form Academic Scholarships

External students who wish to be considered for an Academic Scholarship must register for and sit the Scholarship Examination. Internal students will be invited to sit the Scholarship Examination.

As a guide, successful candidates will be predicted to achieve a minimum of 6A* at GCSE including, where appropriate, those subjects they intend to study at A level. Receipt of the scholarship will be dependent on achieving at least 6 A*s at GCSE, an interview with the Headmaster and a satisfactory school reference from the applicant’s current school.

Pupils must register by Wednesday, 1 November 2017. Examinations will be held on Thursday, 16 November 2017 and some candidates subsequently called for an interview with the Headmaster.

All offers of a place at St Benedict’s School alongside an Academic Scholarship award will be posted on Thursday, 15 February 2018.

Music and Sports Scholarships
Music Scholarships: 11+ and Sixth Form

Pupils who wish to be considered for a Music Scholarship must register by Wednesday, 1 November 2017 by completing and returning a Music Scholarship Application form, available from the Admissions department.

As a guide in deciding whether to apply, it is likely that successful candidates will have achieved the Associated Board of Music’s Grade 5 at 11+ and Grade 8 at Sixth Form, or be at the equivalent standard in their main instrument.

Applicants will be asked to perform two contrasting pieces of music, an aural test, sight- reading test, have a short interview with the Director of Music, and subsequently the Headmaster.

Auditions will take place on Thursday, 16 November 2017.

All offers of a place at St Benedict’s School alongside any Music Scholarship award will be posted on Thursday, 15 February 2018.

Sports Scholarships: 11+ and Sixth Form

Pupils who wish to be considered for a Sports Scholarship must register by Wednesday, 1 November 2017 by completing and returning a Sports Scholarship Application form, available from the Admissions department.

As a guide in deciding whether to apply, candidates must specialise in one of the School’s core sports (rugby, cricket, hockey, netball or fencing), and will typically represent the School, in all three terms, in more than one sport. Candidates are expected to be playing at county level or above in their nominated sports. Applicants will have a short interview with the Director of Sport, and subsequently the Headmaster.

Trials will take place on Thursday, 16 November 2017.

All offers of a place at St Benedict’s School alongside any Sports Scholarship award will be posted on Thursday, 15 February 2018.