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  • “Our scholarships include: Academic; Music; Sport; Art; Drama (including Performing Arts); and Design Technology. These awards recognise excellence and potential in a range of areas of importance.”
Scholarships at King's College

Scholarships at King's College

King’s College makes a limited number of awards to candidates who are about to enter the School in Year 9 (13+) or into the Sixth Form (16+). These awards recognise excellence and potential in a range of areas of importance to the School. All awards are made on the basis of open competition. All awards carry clear expectations of involvement and achievement and all are subject to annual review.

Scholarships offered include: Academic; Music; Sport; Art; Drama and Performing Arts; and Design Technology.


General Procedures

General Procedures

All 13+ scholarship testing takes place during the second half of the Lent Term (Spring). All 16+ scholarship testing takes place in the November preceding entry. Exact dates are obtainable from the Director of Admissions and Marketing.

In all the testing, the emphasis is on allowing the candidates an opportunity to demonstrate their strengths. We hope very much that they find the experience enjoyable. All scholarship testing involves interviews with members of staff and the Headmaster. Again, the emphasis is on putting candidates at ease and allowing them an opportunity to talk about their enthusiasms. Credit will be given to those who seem genuinely interested in their subjects, have read widely and can apply their knowledge to new situations and problems.

References

References

The School will seek references from the candidate’s present school and it is therefore essential that the candidate’s present Head be informed of the intention to apply for a scholarship.

Many prep schools will have copies of entry forms available. Forms may also be obtained from the Admissions Office, or downloaded from the School’s website. Application must be by signed hard copy and may not be submitted electronically.

The Headmaster will inform parents of the results of the scholarship tests and examinations soon after these are taken.

Academic Entry Requirements

Academic Entry Requirements

Candidates who enter for academic awards and who are successful will have satisfied the academic requirements for entry into the School. If unsuccessful the School may or may not waive the need for them to fulfill usual entry requirements (such as Common Entrance).

Candidates for all other scholarships will be required to meet the usual academic entry standards for the School, whether they are successful in their scholarships or not. In brief these standards are: At 13+, a pass at Common Entrance or in the School’s own entrance tests; At 16+, three B grade passes and two C grade passes at GCSE or an equivalent standard in other examinations.

For sports scholarships, candidates will also be required to sit a verbal reasoning paper. In addition, applicants for whom English is not a first language will be required to pass language proficiency tests.


Scholarships Booklet
  • “In all the testing, the emphasis is on allowing the candidates an opportunity to demonstrate their strengths and provides an opportunity for them to talk about their enthusiasms.”
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Taster Days and Boarding Stays

We hold a number of events throughout the year for children joining King's. These days help the school to become a familiar environment ahead of this. We also arrange Taster Days and Boarding Stays throughout the year, so that prospective pupils can experience a day or two at the school.

11+ Scholarships to King's Hall School

11+ Scholarships to King's Hall School


We offer scholarships in the following categories: Academic, Drama and Performing Arts, Music and Sport.

Assessments take place on the following dates:

Academic
15 January 2021

Music/DT/Drama (including Performing Arts)
15 January 2021

Sport
16 January 2021

Closing date for applications for 2021 entry: 8 January 2021


For September 2021 entry, bursary applications need to be received by 31 December 2020.

11+ Scholarship Entry Form
13+ Scholarships to King's College

13+ Scholarships to King's College


Assessments take place on the following dates:

Academic
22-24 February 2021

Music/Art/DT/Drama (including Performing Arts)
25 February 2021

Sport
25-26 February 2021


Closing date for applications for 2021 entry: 1 February 2021

13+ Scholarship Entry Form
The Maddie Hinch Hockey Scholarship

The Maddie Hinch Hockey Scholarship

Part of the 13+ Scholarships

Celebrating the successes of former King's pupil Maddie Hinch MBE, we are again offering a hockey scholarship at 13+, for entry into our Third Form (Year 9) in September 2021. 

The scholarship will be awarded to those demonstrating potential in hockey (field player or goalkeeper). We are very much looking for potential, and not necessarily current level of performance, plus a love of hockey and the aptitude to work hard to improve.

We will be running a series of hockey camps aimed at those interested in the award.

Full details about the selection criteria, assessment process and how to apply, will be available shortly.

The Maddie Hinch Scholarship
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Events and Enrichment 2020-2021

Please use the buttons at the top of this page to access details about our admissions calendar and enrichment events for 2020-2021.

16+ Scholarships to King's College

16+ Scholarships to King's College


Assessments take place on the following dates:

Academic
16 November 2020

Music/Art/DT/Drama (including Performing Arts)
16 November 2020

Sport
19 November 2020


Closing date for entries: 1 November 2020.

16+ Scholarships Entry Form
Somerset Scholarships at 16+

Somerset Scholarships at 16+


This scholarship was established in 2007 to benefit academically able pupils from the maintained sector in Somerset who wished to pursue their Sixth Form studies at King’s College.

The scholarship complements the various other 16+ awards available. The number of Somerset Scholarships available is limited and will depend on the number and quality of applicants each year. The award itself can also carry a fee remission of up to 50% of the day fees. This amount can be enhanced through means-tested bursarial assistance up to 100% of the day fee if necessary.

Candidates for the Scholarship will be interviewed and will sit the school’s own scholarship papers, and a verbal reasoning test. Great emphasis will be placed on academic promise and intellectual curiosity. The Headmaster is very happy to discuss the details of the Somerset Scholarship and opportunities for studying at King’s College with parents and their children at any time. Please contact the College to make an appointment.

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