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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.