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Scholarships and bursaries

Scholarships and bursaries for entry in September 2021

Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding applicants for up to the value of £1000 of tuition fees and are available for entry into the Preparatory School (Years 3-6), Senior School (Year 7 and 9) and the Sixth form (Year 12).

Scholarships by year group

Preparatory School

Years 3 - 6 

There are a small number of scholarship awards available which will be offered to exceptional candidates identified through the usual admissions assessment process.

 


Senior School

Year 7 academic scholarship

Scholarships are awarded for up to £1000 per annum

The criteria for the award will include:

Achieving very high standards in the general entrance examination, the interview and school reference (please see how to apply). The reference will be sought testifying to good character, exemplary behaviour and strong community involvement.

Scholarships will be awarded up to the end of Year 11 and are dependent on maintaining a high overall standard of achievement, effort and behaviour (achievement grades of A*/A and B and endeavour grades of 1-2 on the half termly grade card and full report).

How to apply:

For external students, all applicants will be considered for this scholarship on the basis of their performance in the general entrance examination. No additional scholarship application form is required.

Internal applicants should complete and return a scholarship application form to the headmaster confirming their intention to sit the general entrance examination for consideration for an academic scholarship.

Year 7 music scholarship

Scholarships are awarded for up to £1000 per annum and free tuition at school in one instrument.

The criteria for the award will include:

Applicants will be required to pass the general entrance assessment (please see how to apply) as well as demonstrating interest, commitment and achievement in music; for example, by playing in an orchestra, singing in a choir or through grade examinations. They need to offer two instruments (which may include voice), one of which should be at Grade 4 standard.

Auditions will be held in January 2021 and will consist of:

  • Performing a piece with or without accompaniment (we can provide an accompanist if required)
  • Rhythmic tests
  • Sight-reading tests
  • An interview with a senior leader from the Senior School and the director of music.  Applicants should be prepared to discuss the music that they have played, their musical achievements thus far and their musical plans for the future

Scholarships will be awarded up to the end of Year 11 and are dependent on maintaining a high overall standard of achievement and endeavour and continuation of the criteria above.

Music scholars are expected to work hard to further their individual music studies and to make a significant contribution to the wider musical life of the school through participation in at least two ensembles and a variety of concerts and assemblies each term.

How to apply:

Application deadline: 13 November 2020

For external students, a scholarship application form, two confidential references and an admissions application form must be completed and returned by the date above.

Internal applicants should complete and return a scholarship application form and reference confirming their intention to sit the general entrance examination for consideration for an academic scholarship.

Year 7 all-rounder scholarship

Scholarships are awarded for up to £1000 per annum

The criteria for the award will include:

Achieving high standards in the general entrance examination, the interview and school reference (please see how to apply). The reference will be sought testifying to good character, exemplary behaviour and strong community involvement.

An interview will be held with a senior leader from the Senior School in which we will seek evidence of an enquiring mind, breadth of knowledge and sound moral judgement.

Applicants should also offer strong evidence of success, by supplying a short, written reference from a teacher or leader, in at least two of the following:

  • Music: voice or instrument at Grade 3 level
  • Sport: compete at club, district level or county level in a Claremont representative school sport or a range of sports at school and club level
  • Art: demonstrate an aptitude for art by presenting a portfolio
  • Drama: perform at a high level at school, club or equivalent
  • Citizenship: have demonstrated exceptional qualities and examples of citizenship at school, church and youth organisations

Depending on the strengths offered, applicants must be committed to attending practices and activities and to participating in all team matches for which he or she is selected.

All-rounder scholarships will be awarded up to the end of Year 11 and are dependent on maintaining a high overall standard of achievement, effort and behaviour (achievement grades of A* - C and endeavour grades of 1-2 on the half termly grade card and full report) and continuation of the criteria above.

How to apply:

Application deadline: 13 November 2020

For external students, a scholarship application form, two references and an admissions application form must be completed and returned by the date above.

Internal applicants should complete and return a scholarship application form to the headmaster and reference confirming their intention to sit the general entrance examination for consideration for an academic scholarship.

Year 9 academic scholarship

Scholarships are awarded for up to £1000 per annum

The criteria for the award will include:

Achieving high standards in the general entrance examination the following interview and two school references (please see how to apply). The references will be sought testifying to good character, exemplary behaviour and strong community involvement.

Scholarships will be awarded up to the end of Year 11 and are dependent on maintaining a high overall standard of achievement, effort and behaviour (achievement grades of 6-9 and endeavour grades of H and W on the half termly grade card and full report).

How to apply:

For external students, all applicants will be considered for this scholarship on the basis of their performance in the general entrance examination. No additional scholarship application form is required.

Internal applicants should complete and return a scholarship application form to the headmaster confirming their intention to sit the general entrance examination for consideration for an academic scholarship. They should also provide two references, one from the head of year and one other teacher.

Year 9 sports scholarship

Scholarships are awarded for up to £1000 per annum

The criteria for the award will include:

Passing the general entrance examination, the following interview and two school references (please see how to apply). The references will be sought testifying to good character, exemplary behaviour and strong community involvement.

Selection and participation in either one sport at club or county level in a Claremont representative school sport or a range of sports at school and club level.

Demonstration of the highest standard of sportsmanship. Mentoring and coaching for younger players is expected, and the applicant should have great enthusiasm for the subject and be willing, reliable, hard-working and able to persevere through to a successful outcome.

An interview will be held with a senior leader from the Senior School and head of department in which we will seek evidence of an enquiring mind, breadth of knowledge and sound moral judgement.

Applicants must be committed to attending practices at lunchtime and after school and to participate in all team matches for which s/he is selected.

Applicants will be asked to attend school for a series of fitness tests in January 2021 to assess both their health and skill-related fitness. They will also take part in one or more of the major games played at the school.

Scholarships will be awarded up to the end of Year 11 and are dependent on maintaining a high overall standard of achievement and endeavour and continuation of the criteria above.

How to apply:

Application deadline: 13 November 2020

For external students, a scholarship application form, two references and an admissions application form must be completed and returned by the date above. One of the references could be from a county team or club, if applicable.

Internal applicants should also provide two references, one from the head of year and one other teacher.

Year 9 music scholarship

Scholarships are awarded for up to £1000 per annum and free tuition at school in one instrument.

The criteria for the award will include:

Applicants will be required to pass the general entrance assessment (please see how to apply) as well as demonstrating interest, commitment and achievement in music; for example, by playing in an orchestra, singing in a choir or through grade examinations. They need to offer two instruments (which may include voice), one of which should be at Grade 5 standard.

Auditions will be held in January 2021 and will consist of:

  • Performing a piece with or without accompaniment (we can provide an accompanist if required)
  • Rhythmic tests
  • Sight-reading tests
  • An interview with a senior leader from the Senior School and the director of music.  Applicants should be prepared to discuss the music that they have played, their musical achievements thus far and their musical plans for the future

Scholarships will be awarded up to the end of Year 11 and are dependent on maintaining a high overall standard of achievement and endeavour and continuation of the criteria above.

Music scholars are expected to work hard to further their individual music studies and to make a significant contribution to the wider musical life of the school through participation in at least two ensembles and a variety of concerts and assemblies each term.

How to apply:

Application deadline: 13 November 2020

For external students, a scholarship application form, two confidential references and an admissions application form must be completed and returned by the date above.

Sixth form

Sixth form academic scholarship

Scholarships are awarded for up to £1000 per annum

The criteria:

Applicants must achieve a minimum of three grades 8 or 9 (or equivalent) and four grade 7 (or equivalent) in GCSE exams including grade 7 in the subjects (or related subjects) which they intend to study at A level. They will also undergo an interview with a senior member of staff, and two school references will be required. The references will be sought testifying to good character, exemplary behaviour and strong community involvement.

Year 10 modules and GCSE mock examination results will be used as evidence of academic achievement on which to base a conditional offer subject to actual grades received in summer.

Scholarships will be awarded for the full two year A level course and are dependent on maintaining a high overall standard of achievement in end of year internal examinations(as a guide, grades ABB) and endeavour (grades 1-2 on the sixth form academic review).

How to apply:

For external students studying GCSEs, all applicants will be considered for this scholarship on the basis of their performance in their interview and GCSE grades. No additional scholarship application form is required. For students studying for any other qualifications during Year 11 may be required to sit an examination in November/December 2020 comprising papers in English, mathematics and critical thinking.

Internal applicants should complete and return a scholarship application form to the headmaster confirming their intention to sit the general entrance examination for consideration for an academic scholarship. They should also provide two references, one from the head of year and one other teacher.

Conditional offers, subject to final grades, will be made by the end of December 2020 with confirmation after GCSE results have been received in August 2021.

Sixth form sports scholarship

Scholarships are awarded for up to £1000 per annum

The criteria:

Applicants will need to meet the expected requirements of the school for entry into the sixth form as detailed in the sixth form curriculum booklet (sixth form academic prerequisites). GCSE PE is not necessarily required, nor is the intention to study A level PE.

Applicants must always demonstrate the highest standard of sportsmanship. Mentoring and coaching for younger players is expected. The applicant should have a passion for the subject and be willing, enthusiastic, reliable, hard-working and able to persevere through to a successful outcome.

Selection and participation in either one sport at county or national level in a Claremont representative school sport or a range of sports at school and club level.

We will take into consideration sporting ability and achievements, contribution to sports teams throughout the year, sportsmanship and leadership potential. Applicants must be committed to attending practices at lunchtime and after school and to participating in all team matches for which he or she is selected.

Scholarships will be awarded for the full two years and are dependent on maintaining a good overall standard of achievement, endeavour (grades 1-2 on the academic review) and continuation of the criteria above.

How to apply:

Application deadline: 6 November 2020

For external students, a scholarship application form, two references and an admissions application form must be completed and returned by the date above.

Internal applicants should complete and return a scholarship application form to the headmaster confirming their intention to sit the general entrance examination for consideration for an academic scholarship. They should also provide two references, one from the head of year and one other teacher.

The references of support must be received testifying to good character, exemplary behaviour and strong community involvement and come from the student’s PE teacher and a county team/club, if applicable.

In mid-late November 2020, applicants will be required to perform practically in their chosen sport(s) and to attend an interview.  The interview will be held with a senior leader from the Senior School and director of sport in which we will seek evidence of an enquiring mind, breadth of knowledge and sound moral judgement.

Offers, subject to final grades, will be made by the end of December 2020 with confirmation after GCSE results have been received in August 2021.

Sixth form drama scholarship

Scholarships are awarded for up to £1000 per annum

The criteria:

Applicants will need to meet the expected requirements of the school for entry into the sixth form as detailed in the sixth form curriculum booklet (sixth form academic prerequisites).

Applicants must intend to study A level drama for the full two year course and be able to demonstrate that they will make a positive contribution to the school. The applicant should be willing, enthusiastic, reliable, hard-working and able to persevere through to a successful outcome. 

A willingness to participate in a varied programme of theatre visits and workshops and to assist in organising events in the drama department in conjunction with the head of drama is of the utmost importance.

Scholarships will be awarded for the full two year A level course and are dependent on maintaining a good overall standard of achievement (minimum grade B in their internal lower sixth drama examination), endeavour (grades 1-2 on the academic review) and continuation of the criteria above.

How to apply:

Application deadline: 6 November 2020

For external students, a scholarship application form, two references and an admissions application form must be completed and returned by the date above.

Internal applicants should complete and return a scholarship application form to the headmaster confirming their intention to sit the general entrance examination for consideration for an academic scholarship. They should also provide two references, one from the head of year and one other teacher.

The references of support must be received testifying to good character, exemplary behaviour and strong community involvement.

In mid-late November 2020, an interview will be held with a senior leader from the Senior School and the head of drama in which the applicant should be able to produce evidence illustrating an active and ongoing involvement in drama and theatre and should be prepared to present an audition piece.

Offers, subject to final grades, will be made by the end of December 2020 with confirmation after GCSE results have been received in August 2021.

Sixth form music scholarship

Scholarships are awarded for up to £1000 per annum and free tuition at school in one instrument.

The criteria:

Applicants will need to meet the expected requirements of the school for entry into the sixth form as detailed in the sixth form curriculum booklet (sixth form academic prerequisites).

GCSE music is not necessarily required, nor is the intention to study A level music, but applicants should be able to demonstrate interest, commitment and achievement, for example, by playing in an orchestra, singing in a choir or through grade examinations.

Applicants need to offer two instruments, including voice, one of which should be at grade 6.

Music scholars are expected to work hard to further their individual music studies and to make a significant contribution to the wider musical life of the school through participation in at least two ensembles and a variety of concerts and assemblies each term.

How to apply:

Application deadline: 6 November 2020

For external students, a scholarship application form, two references and an admissions application form must be completed and returned by the date above.

Internal applicants should complete and return a scholarship application form to the headmaster confirming their intention to sit the general entrance examination for consideration for an academic scholarship. They should also provide two references, one from the head of year and one other teacher.

Two references of support must be received testifying to good character, exemplary behaviour and strong community involvement.

Auditions will be held in November 2020 and consist of:

  • Performing a piece with or without accompaniment (we can provide an accompanist if required)
  • Rhythmic tests
  • Sight-reading tests
  • An interview will be held with a senior leader from the Senior School and the head of music

Applicants should also be prepared to discuss the music that they have played, their musical achievements thus far and their musical plans for the future.

Offers, subject to final grades, will be made by the end of December 2020 with confirmation after GCSE results have been received in August 2021. Scholarships will be awarded for the full two-year A level course and are dependent on maintaining a good overall standard of achievement, endeavour (grades 1-2 on the academic review) and continuation of the criteria above.

Sixth form art/photography scholarship

Scholarships are awarded for up to £1000 per annum

The criteria:

Applicants will need to meet the expected requirements of the school for entry into the sixth form as detailed in the sixth form curriculum booklet (sixth form academic prerequisites). A grade 7, 8 or 9 is required in art.

Applicants should intend to study A level fine art or photography for the full two-year course.

Applicants must demonstrate that they will make a positive contribution to the school. The applicant should have great enthusiasm for the subject and be willing, reliable, hard-working and able to persevere through to a successful outcome.

A willingness to visit art galleries and museums and an interest in researching art are essential. All art scholars studying fine art are expected to demonstrate their commitment to the subject by participating in life drawing sessions (or similar for photographers) offered by the school in addition to timetabled lessons.

How to apply:

Application deadline: 6 November 2020

For external students, a scholarship application form, two references and an admissions application form must be completed and returned by the date above.

Internal applicants should complete and return a scholarship application form to the headmaster confirming their intention to sit the general entrance examination for consideration for an academic scholarship. They should also provide two references, one from the head of year and one other teacher.

Two references of support must be received testifying to good character, exemplary behaviour and strong community involvement.

In mid-late November 2020, an interview will be held with a senior leader from the Senior School and the head of art in which the applicant needs to present a portfolio displaying skills in drawing, painting and sculpture. Applicants will then be invited to attend a drawing test for one hour.

Offers, subject to final grades, will be made by the end of December 2020 with confirmation after GCSE results have been received in August 2021. Scholarships will be awarded for the full two-year A level course and are dependent on maintaining a good overall standard of achievement (minimum of B grade in internal lower sixth examinations) and endeavour (grades 1-2 on the academic review). 

Please note that up to two scholarships per year will be awarded.

Sixth form textile design scholarship

Scholarships are awarded for up to £1000 per annum

The criteria:

Applicants will need to meet the expected requirements of the school for entry into the sixth form as detailed in the sixth form curriculum booklet (sixth form academic prerequisites). A grade 7, 8 or 9 is required in textile technology or textile design and applicants should intend to study A level textile design for the full two-year course.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they will make a positive contribution to the school and have great enthusiasm for the subject and be willing, reliable, hard-working and able to persevere through to a successful outcome.

A willingness to visit art galleries and museums and an interest in researching art/textiles are essential. All textiles scholars are expected to demonstrate their commitment to the subject by participating in appropriate/relevant co-curricular activities in addition to timetabled lessons (e.g. supporting costume design and realisation for the school production).

How to apply:

Application deadline: 6 November 2020

For external students, a scholarship application form, two references and an admissions application form must be completed and returned by the date above.

Internal applicants should complete and return a scholarship application form to the headmaster confirming their intention to sit the general entrance examination for consideration for an academic scholarship. They should also provide two references, one from the head of year and one other teacher.

Two references of support must be received testifying to good character, exemplary behaviour and strong community involvement.

In mid-late November 2020, an interview will be held with a senior leader from the Senior School and the head of textiles in which the applicant needs to present a portfolio displaying skills in textiles. Applicants will be invited to attend a skills test for one hour.

Offers, subject to final grades, will be made by the end of December 2020 with confirmation after GCSE results have been received in August 2021.

Scholarships will be awarded for the full two-year A level course and are dependent on maintaining a good overall standard of achievement (minimum of B grade in internal lower sixth examinations) and endeavour (grades 1-2 on the academic review).

Please note that up to two scholarships per year will be awarded.

 

Tennis scholarships
Tennis scholarships are awarded for up to £1000 per annum

Tennis scholarships are run with the intention of establishing a core of high-performance tennis players who will represent the school, county and country.  Tennis scholars will enjoy high quality academic programmes and the opportunity to further their tennis career.

Pupils are invited to apply to apply for a tennis scholarship to enter Claremont in Years 3 -10 and Year 12 (lower sixth).

The criteria:

External applicants will be required to pass the general entrance assessment before being offered a scholarship.

Selection and participation in tennis at school and club and ranked close to or within the top 100 players nationally by age or with a strong potential to achieve at this level. Tennis ratings should also reflect ability and ambition.

Applicants must always demonstrate the highest standard of sportsmanship. Mentoring and coaching for younger players is expected. The applicant should have great enthusiasm for tennis and be willing, reliable, hard-working and able to persevere through to a successful outcome.

Applicants must be committed to attending tennis practices and participating in all tennis matches for which s/he is selected.

How to apply:

Application deadline: 6 November 2020 (Year 12 only) or 13 November 2020 (Years 3-10). 
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Applications for tennis scholarships may be submitted after these dates but will be subject to a place being available)

For external students, a scholarship application form, two references and an admissions application form must be completed and returned by the date above.

Internal applicants should provide two references, one from the teacher or head of year and one from the PE teacher or tennis coach.

Two references of support must be received testifying to good character, exemplary behaviour and strong community involvement.

An interview will be held with a member of the senior leadership team and head of sport in which we will seek evidence of talent, sportsmanship, ambition and sound moral judgement. Applicants will also be assessed by our head of tennis for suitability.

If further financial assistance is required, a separate application should be made to the bursar on the bursary application form. 

Responsibility for tennis coaching costs remain with the applicant’s family.

Successful applicants and their families will be invited to a meeting with the head of tennis and deputy head of the Senior/Preparatory school to discuss an appropriate academic and sporting programme.

In the Preparatory School, scholarships will be awarded up to the end of Year 6.

In the Senior School, scholarships will be awarded up to the end of Year 11 (or upper sixth if a sixth form award). These are dependent on maintaining a high overall standard of achievement and endeavour and continuation of the criteria above. They will be reviewed annually.

 

Financial assistance and bursaries 

We will offer support to successful candidates who meet our entry requirements where it is shown that support is needed and subject to the availability of funds. Applications for financial support should be made as soon as possible and by 31 October for entry to the school the following September. Bursaries are only offered to families who are resident in the UK.

Each year we offer at least one full, means-tested bursary of 100% to a candidate applying to Year 7 from the maintained sector. The successful pupil may have experienced bereavement, social issues or other hardship and we hope they will benefit from the excellent education and pastoral support we offer in a way that will improve confidence and change their life significantly. In return, the pupil will immerse themselves in the daily life of the school and contribute to its success. We will also support uniform, school bus, compulsory school lunches, essential academic trips and the school laptop.

We also offer fee remission for pupils in the preparatory school from Year 3 (age 7+) and in the senior school (age 11+), with some assistance available for sixth form. Remission may include additional help with uniform, school bus, compulsory school lunches, essential academic trips and the school laptop.

To apply for a bursary, please complete the application form below, following the notes contained within the form. Applicants are welcome to call the bursar in the first instance to discuss their application. Home visits are usually made prior to a decision to award a bursary.