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Scholarships & Bursaries

Scholarships are offered at Year 5 and Year 7 entry and are not means tested.

For entry into Year 7, September 2019.

Scholarships are available for internal and external candidates in Year 6.  They are awarded on the basis of assessments and interviews.

Academic scholarships, Monday 12th November 2018 involve assessments in English and Maths, intelligence tests and an interview.  Past papers are not available.

Art scholarship, Tuesday 13th November 2018 candidates are required to bring a selection of their artwork completed within the last two years.  This should include a range of observational and creative drawing/painting that demonstrates strong ability and confidence with a variety of mediums.  The successful candidate should be able to talk enthusiastically about their interest in the subject/s and the inspiration for their work.  They would show passion, enthusiasm and a creative thought process when applying themselves to a drawing task and a practical activity on their interview day.

Design and Technology scholarships, Tuesday 13th November 2018 are awarded on the basis of a combination of a paper-based examination (design ideas and sketches to meet a brief), a practical exercise to determine skill, aptitude and care and an interview.  Candidates are expected to bring with them a piece of work of which they are proud.

Music scholarships, Wednesday 14th November 2018 are available to pupils who will make a significant contribution to the quality of music at the school.  Applicants will be asked to attend an audition and interview with the Director of Music and will be asked to present a prepared piece on each of their instruments.  As a guide to parents and instrument teachers, we would normally expect candidates to have achieved around Grade IV in their first instrument. However, we will assess potential as well as ability.  Applicants should demonstrate clear enthusiasm for music, and an intention to make very good progress in their musical studies.  Please let the Registrar know if an accompanist is required.

Sports scholarships, Monday 19th November 2018 are awarded to pupils who will make a significant contribution to the quality of sport at the school.  Candidates must have experience of or the potential to play at county standard in one or more of Orwell Park’s major sports, although other sports may be taken into consideration.  They will undertake physical assessments (endurance, agility and coordination) as well as taking part in a game situation. Successful candidates will display high levels of commitment, motivation and coachability, both in the practical assessments and at interview.  Applications should be supported by a reference from the Director of Sport/Head of Games (external candidates) and a current sporting CV.

All Rounder scholarships are awarded to pupils who do well academically and who have the potential to contribute to one or more other areas of school life (eg sport or music).  We do not hold a separate assessment for this scholarship.

Most scholarship awards are between 10% and 25% of fees.  For non-academic awards, pupils must meet the school’s academic entrance requirements.

Deadline for Year 7 scholarships is: Monday 29th October.  For an application form please click here

Year 5
Academic scholarships are offered to pupils of sufficient academic merit in Year 4.  The scholarship procedure will take place on Saturday 12th January 2019 and is open to internal and external candidates.  Tests in Maths, English and Reasoning are used, with an interview, to select successful candidates.  Past papers are not available.  The deadline for applications is Tuesday 1st January, midday.  For an application form please click here

Armed Forces
The school also offers bursaries worth 20% of the fees to military families.
We have a limited number of Bursary Awards available to candidates of high academic or all-round ability for families who could not otherwise afford the school fees.  These awards are means tested and reviewed on an annual basis. For more information please contact the Registrar on or telephone 01473 653224.

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