Scholarships

Academic

We offer academic scholarships at 11+, 13+ and 16+.  These carry a fee subsidy of up to 20% and are awarded at the discretion of the scholarship awards committee.

External candidates

11+ candidates are selected based on the results of the Common Entrance examinations and are invited to attend an interview soon after completion of the examination. The 2018 interview date is Monday 22 January 2018.

13+ UK-based candidates may be put forward by their current school and take the Common Academic Scholarship papers in the February of the year of entry. Overseas-based candidates and late-entry UK-based candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in our own entry papers which are taken in the January of the year of entry and may be invited to attend for interview in the February of the year of entry. The 2018 interviews will take place on 19-21 February 2018 (tbc).

16+ candidates will be interviewed on the evening of Friday 3 November 2017 and will sit academic papers on Saturday 4 November 2017. UK-based candidates will also take cognitive ability tests (overseas-based candidates will have already submitted a UKiset report.

Scholarship interview dates for 2018 entry are as follows:

 Scholarship interview dates 2018

 11+ Monday 22 January 2018

 13+

 16+

19-21 February 2018 (tbc)

Friday 3 November 2017 

Internal candidates

Internal candidates for 13+ scholarships will be invited to apply at the appropriate time by the director of studies. They will be considered alongside  candidates from other schools and will be interviewed.

Internal candidates for 16+ scholarships will be invited to apply and are selected based on the results of academic assessments in their intended A level subjects. They will be considered alongside external candidates and will be examined on Saturday 4 November 2017.

 

Music

External candidates

Music scholarships and exhibitions may be awarded each year to suitable applicants at 11+, 13+ and 16+. Scholarships carry a fee subsidy of up to 20% and cover music tuition on two instruments, per annum, for the duration of the award. Music Exhibitions cover music tuition on one instrument, per annum, for the duration of the award.

The minimum Associated Board standard required for music scholarships and exhibitions is Grade 5 at 11+, Grade 6 at 13+ and Grade 7 at 16+ on the first instrument. Candidates must offer at least two instruments at audition, although the second instrument may be at a lower performance standard.

All candidates who are offered a music scholarship or exhibition must also fulfil the school’s academic entrance requirements. Auditions are held in January (11+ and 13+) and in November (16+).

The audition dates for 2018 entry are:

Audition dates

11+   17 & 18 January 2018 Deadline for application 1 Dec 2017

13+

16+

31 January &1 February 2018

3 November 2017

Deadline for application 1 Dec 2017

Deadline for application 25 Oct 2017

All enquires should be made directly to the music department at music@stswithuns.com. Arrangements will be administered for an initial audition (which usually takes place the term before) for guidance with the real audition as above.

Music scholars may also make a separate application for a means-tested award in exactly the same way as any other applicant to the school. Applications for a music scholarship must be accompanied by a completed registration form.

Internal candidates 

Music scholarships are also open to girls already in the school. Internal candidates must meet the Associated Board standard required for music scholarships, Grade 6 at 13+ and Grade 7 at 16+ on two instruments. Internal candidates will be nominated by their music teachers with reports submitted to the director of music. They will be invited to audition on the same dates and in the same way as the candidates from other schools.

For further information and music scholarship application form please contact music@stswithuns.com

Sport

Sports scholars may also make a separate application for a means-tested award in exactly the same way as any other applicant to the school. Applicants for a sports scholarship must ensure that they have already registered with St Swithun’s.

If you consider your daughter fulfils the criteria for the award of a sports scholarship please email a sports CV to sportsawards@stswithuns.com for the attention of the director of sport, Ms Elizabeth Phillips.

 

This should include all previous sporting achievements and qualifications plus a covering letter from your daughter explaining why she thinks that she would make a good sports scholar. 

In addition please submit the name and contact details of your daughter’s coach.

  Assessment date  Application Deadline
16+ Friday 3 November 2017 25 October 2017
11+ Wednesday 17 January 2018 30 November 2017
13+ Thursday 1 February 2018  13 January 2018

The information submitted by sports scholarship applicants will be considered by the director of sport, Ms Phillips.  A number of girls will then be selected and invited to attend an assessment comprising physical tests and an interview.