Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS (11+)

Academic and Foundation Scholarships for entry into Year 7 may be awarded to internal or external candidates, based upon the results of the January assessments and the interviews.

Awards may also be offered for excellence in Sport and Expressive Arts (Art, Dance, Drama and Music) if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves. Details of the scholarship assessment criteria may be obtained from the Registrar.


SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS (13+)

Academic and Foundation Scholarships for entry into Year 9 may be awarded to external candidates, based upon the results of the January assessments and the interviews with the Head.

Awards may also be offered for excellence in Sport and Expressive Arts (Art, Drama and Music) if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves. Details of the scholarship assessment criteria may be obtained from the Registrar.


SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS (16+)

Scholarships awarded in Year 7 or Year 9 are tenable for the duration of a pupil's time at the School, subject to the Scholarship Terms and Conditions and an annual review; In addition, pupils in Year 11 and external applicants for 16+ entry are invited to apply for Sixth Form scholarships. Awards are made for outstanding academic performance, excellence in Sport and Expressive Arts.


THE VALUE OF SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

All Scholarship Awards are an honour, carrying a nominal remission in fees of £1,000 per annum for Academic Scholars and £600 per annum for all other award holders. The Governors reserve the right not to make a scholarship award if suitable candidates do not present themselves.

Candidates who are successful in gaining a Scholarship but who require a greater remission in fees in order to take up their place may apply for a means-tested bursary. Forms are available from the Registrar or Bursar.


DUTIES OF A SCHOLAR

A Scholarship Award is held subject to a pupil maintaining a good standard of endeavour and conduct during their time at the School. Awards are subject to annual review by Governors and there is an expectation that an academic scholar will set an example in the way in which they approach their studies and in their personal behaviour. All scholarship holders will play an active role in the life of The Royal School. The Governors reserve the right to withdraw an award if a scholar falls short of the School’s standards.


SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY AND PROCEDURES

Scholarship candidates should be of the correct age for entry (11+, 13+ or 16+). Pupils sitting for Sixth Form scholarships must be in the final year of their GCSE studies (or equivalent). The School’s entrance papers include scholarship-level questions and need no special preparation. The questions are devised to test ability and potential rather than achievement alone.