Scholarships

The Abbot’s Hill Scholarship Scheme offers stretch and development opportunities, together with a percentage reduction in fees of usually between 5-10% to a small number of Year 7 entrants each year.

Academic scholarships are by invitation, based on exceptional performance in the Year 7 entrance assessment. Specialist Art, Drama, Music and Sport scholarships are by application, with assessments held in the January preceding September entry.

The deadline to apply for a scholarship for Year 7 September 2022 entry is Wednesday 1 December 2021.

Academic

Exceptionally-academic candidates, identified from the entrance assessment results, interview and reference from the current school are invited to sit the Academic Scholarship assessments in January/February.

Art

Applications to be received by 1 December 2021.

Candidates will:

  • be given a drawing task to complete to assess technical skills
  • need to bring a portfolio consisting of a maximum of 5 pieces of their work, preferably created at home rather than at school
  • have the opportunity to discuss their portfolio with the Head of Art and Design

Drama

Applications to be received by 1 December 2021

Candidates for both Acting and Musical Theatre Scholarships will:

  • Participate in a drama workshop with the other candidates
  • Perform a prepared solo monologue of approximately 2 minutes (monologues will be provided to choose from in advance).
  • Have the opportunity to share their passion for drama or musical theatre.

Musical Theatre candidates only will also be asked to prepare a song/dance of their choice to perform in addition to their monologue piece.

Music

Applications to be received by 1 December 2021.

Candidates will:

  • Audition with the Director of Music, in their chosen instrument(s) or vocally
  • Instrumentalists should be minimum grade 4 level or equivalent. In exceptional circumstances we will consider candidates who are currently learning two instruments and have reached grade 3, or equivalent, in both.

Sport

Applications to be received by 1 December 2021.

Candidates for the specialist sports scholarship should play in their current school’s A netball team. Additional sports such as tennis, dance and gymnastics are welcomed, and must be played to a high standard. Successful candidates will be expected to prioritise School sports clubs and fixtures over external sporting commitments and to attend the Abbot’s Hill co-curricular sporting programme, representing the School in a range of sports.

Candidates will:

  • Participate in an endurance run, agility test and a timed sprint; they will also be assessed on netball ability and participate in a field lacrosse session.

How to apply

Scholarship application forms are issued by our Admissions Office. Please ensure to have registered for Year 7 entry in the first instance.

Click here to register for Year 7 entry.