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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 Scholarship Policy.  

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

11+ Academic Scholarships

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

Candidates must register by Friday, 27 November 2020. Entrance examinations will take place on Tuesday, 5 January 2021 and interviews will be held between 27, 28, 29 January 2021.

All offers of a place at St Benedict’s School alongside achievement of an Academic Scholarship award will be posted on Thursday, 11 February 2021.

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.

Receipt of a scholarship will be dependent on the candidate’s performance in the Scholarship Examination,  an interview with the Headmaster and a satisfactory school reference from the candidate’s current school.

Candidates must complete and return a Registration Form and a Sixth Form Academic Scholarship form by Thursday, 5 November 2020. Examinations will be held on Thursday, 19 November 2020 with some candidates subsequently invited to an interview with the Headmaster.

Offers of a Sixth Form Academic Scholarship award will be posted in December 2020. All offers of a place at St Benedict’s School will be posted on Thursday, 11 February 2021.

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

Pupils who wish to be considered for a Music Scholarship must complete and return a Registration Form and a Music Scholarship Application form by Thursday, 5 November 2020.

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, 19 November 2020.

All offers of a place at St Benedict’s School alongside achievement of a Music Scholarship award will be posted on Thursday, 11 February 2021.

Sports Scholarships: 11+ and Sixth Form

Pupils who wish to be considered for a Sports Scholarship must complete and return a Registration Form and a Sports Scholarship Application form by Thursday, 5 November 2020.

As a guide in deciding whether to apply, candidates must specialise in one of the School’s core sports. For boys, core sports are rugby, cricket and fencing, whilst for girls, core sports are hockey, netball, athletics and fencing. At 11+ candidates will be able to demonstrate an elite level of performance in their age category. At Sixth Form, candidates are expected to be playing at county or academy level, or equivalent in their nominated sport(s). Applicants will have a short interview with the Director of Sport, and subsequently the Headmaster.

Trials will take place on Wednesday, 18 November 2020 (Sixth Form) and Thursday, 19 November 2020 (11+).

All offers of a place at St Benedict’s School alongside achievement of a Sports Scholarship award will be posted on Thursday, 11 February 2021.

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