Sherborne Prep School Scholarships and Awards are open to all children for entry into Years 3-7 and are held in February each year. To apply, all prospective candidates must complete and return an application form by the last Monday in January. All candidates have a short informal interview with the Headmaster or Deputy Head. Talent and enthusiasm are especially sought.
The Prep offers academic, music, sport, art, design technology, and all-rounder scholarships.
Academic Scholarships are awarded on the basis of performance in the exams sat on the day and informal interviews. Candidates will sit papers in English, Mathematics, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Music Scolarships: candidates should ideally play two musical instruments and will be assessed by the Director of Music. As a guide, candidates entering Year 7 should be of at least Grade 3 standard on their main instrument and must show evidence of good musical ability. For entry into Year 3, musicianship and signs of promise will be taken into account.
Sport Scholarships: candidates are expected to show talent in at least two sporting areas. They will take part in a 30-minute assessment of their sporting skills with the Director of Sport, who will be looking for ability or promise in their chosen sports. Candidates should come with appropriate sports kit (shorts, t-shirt and trainers).
Art and Design Technology Scholarships: candidates will need to produce a portfolio of work and will undertake a practical test with the Head of Department.
All-Rounder Scholarships: if you wish your child to be considered for an All-Rounder Award, special strengths, particularly sporting and cultural achievements, should be described on the application form. Candidates are expected to show talent and ability in two areas, of which one is academic. They must also provide two references from sports coaches at their school and/or sports club.
Please telephone the Registrar on 01935 812097 or email email@example.com for further information or to request a scholarship application form.
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