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Scholarships for entry in September 2022 will be awarded to outstanding applicants for up to the value of £1000 of tuition fees per annum and are available for entry into the Preparatory School, Year 7, Year 9 and the lower sixth (Year 12).

Scholarship applicants must complete the relevant application form prior to the published deadline and send it to the admissions office (external applicants) or to the headmaster (internal applicants). Applications received after the published deadlines will be considered only at the headmaster’s discretion.

For further information on the scholarships available and application/reference forms, please use the sections below.

Please note that as well as scholarships, we also offer bursaries and financial assistance.

Preparatory school

There are a small number of academic scholarship awards available for Year 3 entry which will be offered to exceptional candidates identified through the usual admissions assessment process. No additional application form or references are required.

For any more specific questions, please contact Mrs Claire Williams in the admissions team on admissions@claremont.surrey.sch.uk or on 01372 473 794

Senior school (Year 7 and Year 9)

We offer four different scholarships in the Senior School.

Each have different criteria, so please read through the information carefully. The application form and reference form (optional for all-rounder and Shane Lalani scholarships only) are downloadable here:

2023 Scholarships 

Year 7 scholarship application form

Year 9 SL scholarship application form

Reference form

Year 7 academic

Scholarships are awarded for up to £1000 per annum. The application process for an academic scholarship to enter Claremont Fan Court School at Year 7 will be based on very high performance in the general entrance assessment papers (English, mathematics and verbal reasoning).

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 on the half termly grade cards and full report namely:

  • achievement grades of A*/A and B in Years 7-9 and grades 6 and above in Years 10 and 11
  • endeavour grades of 1-2 in Years 7-9 and grade W or H in Years 10 and 11

For exceptional candidates from state primary schools, this financial award may be enhanced in liaison with the bursary.

External applicants do not need to make an application for an academic scholarship but should submit a standard school application to sit the general entrance examination (by 7 November 2022).

Internal applicants should return the scholarship application form to the Senior School headmaster confirming their intention to sit the general entrance examination (on Saturday 3 December 2022) for consideration for an academic scholarship by 7 November 2022.

Applicants who reach the required standards described above will be offered a scholarship to enter Year 7.

Year 7 music

Scholarships are awarded for up to £1000 per annum and free tuition at school in one instrument. Pupils are invited to apply for a music scholarship to enter Claremont Fan Court School at Year 7. This is a competitive process but the following criteria will be of assistance to applicants.

In addition, we have a separate award known as the Wienpahl music scholarship. This is awarded to a pupil who demonstrates much promise in the development of their musical ability and experience and is likely to achieve very high musical standards in their school musical career. This award brings £2000 remission of fees per annum.

The criteria for the award are as follows:

  • External applicants will be required to pass the general entrance assessment before being offered a scholarship
  • All applicants should be able to demonstrate interest, commitment and achievement in music; for example, by playing in an orchestra, singing in a choir or through grade examinations
  • All applicants need to offer two instruments (which may include voice), one of which should be at least Grade 4 standard

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.

Auditions will be held in January 2023 for entry into the school the following September. Applicants will be required to complete the following tests:

  • Perform on their main instrument/voice and perform a short piece on their second instrument/voice
  • A sight-reading test will take place on their main instrument, and a short rhythm test will also take place
  • An interview with the director of music will explore the applicant’s musical interests followed by an interview with a senior leader to explore hobbies and other interests

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.

Applications must be returned to the headmaster by the parents by 7 November 2022.

Year 7 all-rounder

Scholarships are awarded for up to £1000 per annum. Pupils who apply for a Year 7 all-rounder scholarship at Claremont Fan Court School will be invited in for an interview with our heads of department to explore their interests. In addition to a general entrance examination (on Saturday 3 December 2022) with papers in English, mathematics and verbal reasoning, applicants for this award will be asked to demonstrate strong evidence of success in at least two of the following subjects in the following ways:

Drama

  • Applicants will be invited to perform this monologue from Oliver Twist or a piece of their own choosing lasting around 1-2 minutes
  • During the interview with the head of drama, applicants are welcome to bring along a portfolio or scrapbook featuring evidence of their drama experiences to date

Music

  • Applicants will be invited to perform to at least Grade 3 standard on one instrument of their choosing
  • A sight-reading test will take place on the applicant’s main instrument, with a short rhythm test to follow
  • An interview with the director of music will explore applicant hobbies and other interests

Art

  • Applicants will be invited to provide a portfolio of work ready to show and discuss with the head of art. Any three-dimensional work can be photographed if it is too fragile or big to bring in. The portfolio can be made up of drawings, paintings, prints or any multi-media processes
  • During an interview with the head of art, applicants will be asked to discuss their artwork as-well as the work of other artists who they have been inspired by

Sport

  • Applicants will be invited to participate in a team sport session with current pupils. Rugby or football for boys and netball or lacrosse for girls
  • During an interview with the director of sport, applicants will be asked to discuss their interests and sporting achievements to date. A reference from an external team or club, if applicable, may accompany the application form but is not mandatory
  • 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

Applications and confidential references, where used, must be returned by 7 November 2022.

The Shane Lalani sport scholarship for Year 9 only

This award is for £2000 fee remission per annum from the start of Year 9 until the end of Year 11 and is presented by Sal and Carol Lalani, family and friends in memory of Shane, a former Claremont Fan Court pupil. This scholarship is managed by the school in keeping with its usual sports scholarship criteria, namely:

  • A passion and a talent for a range of sports at school and/or club level
  • External applicants will be required to pass the general entrance assessment before being offered this award

Applicants must always demonstrate the highest standard of sportsmanship. Mentoring and coaching for younger players is expected. The applicant should have great enthusiasm for the sport 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 director of sport in which we will seek evidence of an inquiring mind, breadth of knowledge and sound moral judgement.

Applicants may be asked to attend school for a series of fitness tests in January 2023 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. A reference from an external team or club, if applicable, may accompany the application form.

This scholarship will be awarded up to the end of Year 11 and is dependent on maintaining a high overall standard of endeavour and enthusiasm and continuation of the criteria above.

Applications and confidential references, where used, must be returned by 7 November 2022.

Sixth form

We offer six different scholarships in the sixth form.

Each have different criteria, so please read through the information carefully. The application and reference form needed are downloadable here.

Year 12 scholarship application form

Reference form

Academic

Scholarships are awarded for up to £1000 per annum.

Year 11 students are invited to apply for an academic scholarship to enter Claremont Fan Court sixth form. In addition to achieving a high level of academic success, applicants for a scholarship are expected to be exemplary members of the Claremont community.

The criteria for the award are as follows:

  • 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
  • Two references of support must be received testifying to good character, exemplary behaviour and strong community involvement. (Internal references should include one from the head of year and one other teacher.) A school template is available on the website

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.

External students (who are not studying for GCSEs/iGCSEs) applying for sixth form academic scholarships may be required to sit an examination in November 2022 comprising papers in English, mathematics and critical thinking. The same criteria as above will apply.

Conditional offers, subject to final grades, will be made by the end of December 2021 with confirmation after GCSE results have been received in August 2023.

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).

Applications and confidential references must be returned by 7 November 2022.

Sports

Scholarships are awarded for up to £1000 per annum. Students are invited to apply for a sports scholarship to enter Claremont fan Court sixth form. This is a competitive process and up to two scholarships will be awarded.

The following criteria will be of assistance to applicants:

  • 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
  • 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)
  • Two references of support must be received testifying to good character, exemplary behaviour and strong community involvement. (Internal references should include one from the head of year and one PE teacher.)
  • For external applicants, the student’s PE teacher should send a confidential reference giving information on ability and achievements
  • A reference from a county team or club, if applicable

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.

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

The criteria for a sports scholarship 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.

In November 2022, applicants will be required to perform practically in their chosen sport(s) and to attend the interview.

Offers, subject to final grades, will be made by the end of December 2022 with confirmation after GCSE results have been received in August 2023. 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.

Applications and confidential references must be returned by 7 November 2022.

Drama

Scholarships are awarded for up to £1000 per annum and up to two scholarships will be awarded. The following criteria will be of assistance to applicants:

  • 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)
  • Scholarship applicants must intend to study A level drama for the full two year course
  • 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
  • Two references of support must be received testifying to good character, exemplary behaviour and strong community involvement. (Internal references should include one from the head of year and one drama teacher.)

Applicants must demonstrate to the interview panel 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 director of drama is of the utmost importance.

Offers, subject to final grades, will be made by the end of December 2022 with confirmation after GCSE results have been received in August 2023. 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.

Applications and confidential references must be returned by 7 November 2022.

Music

Scholarships are awarded for up to £1000 per annum and free tuition at school in one instrument. Up to two scholarships will be awarded.

In addition, we have a separate award known as the Wienpahl music scholarship. This is awarded to a pupil who demonstrates much promise in the development of their musical ability and experience and is likely to achieve very high musical standards in their school musical career. This award brings £2000 remission of fees per annum.

The following criteria will be of assistance to applicants:

  • 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 a 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.
  • Two references of support must be received testifying to good character, exemplary behaviour and strong community involvement. (Internal references should include one from the head of year and one music teacher.)

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.

Auditions will be held in November 2022 for entry into the school the following September. The audition will 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 director of music. Applicants should be prepared to discuss:

  • the music that they have played
  • their musical achievements thus far
  • their musical plans for the future

Offers, subject to final grades, will be made by the end of December 2022 with confirmation after GCSE results have been received in August 2023. 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.

Applications and confidential references must be returned to the headmaster, Senior School by 7 November 2022. Confidential reference forms must be returned by the referee directly to the headmaster.

Art and photography

Scholarships are awarded for up to £1000 per annum and up to two scholarships will be awarded. The following criteria will be of assistance to applicants:

  • 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 GCSE Art. Applicants should intend to study A level fine art or photography for the full two year course
  • 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
  • Two references of support must be received testifying to good character, exemplary behaviour and strong community involvement. (Internal references should include one from the head of year and one art teacher.)

Applicants must demonstrate to the interview panel 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.

Applicants will be invited to attend a drawing test for one hour in November 2022.

Offers, subject to final grades, will be made by the end of December 2022 with confirmation after GCSE results have been received in August 2023. 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).

Applications and confidential references must be returned by 7 November 2022.

Textile design

Scholarships are awarded for up to £1000 per annum and up to two scholarships will be awarded. The following criteria will be of assistance to applicants:

  • 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 GCSE Textile Technology or Textile Design. Applicants should intend to study A level textile design for the full two year course
  • 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
  • Two references of support must be received testifying to good character, exemplary behaviour and strong community involvement. (Internal references should include one from the head of year and one textiles teacher.)

Applicants must demonstrate to the interview panel 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 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).

Applicants will be invited to attend a skills test for one hour in November 2022.

Offers, subject to final grades, will be made by the end of December 2022 with confirmation after GCSE results have been received in August 2023. 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).

Applications and confidential references must be returned by 7 November 2022.