Scholarships and Bursaries

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Girls joining the school are invited to apply for an academic scholarship and/or scholarships in art, drama, music and sport and, at 16+ only, dance and textiles.

Parents of candidates interested in a scholarship award should register their interest on the application for entry form which is sent prior to assessments. Application forms will be sent up to six weeks prior to Scholarship interview. All applications should be endorsed by the candidate’s current school. 

Current pupils will be invited to apply for Scholarships in the Autumn Term of year 8 for 13+ Scholarships and year 11 for 16+ Scholarships.

Further information can be requested from Philippa Drinkwater, Registrar, either by telephone on 01295 756259, or by email, registrar@tudorhallschool.com

All bursaries are means-tested. Application forms can be requested by contacting Bruno Delacave, Bursar on bdelacave@tudorhallschool.com.

 

Academic 11+ 13+ 16+

These are awarded on the basis of current ability and intellectual potential. Scholarship candidates will be short-listed at 11+ and 13+ on the basis of their performance in January Common Entrance examinations. Depending on the results from the examinations, girls may then be called for an interview and awards will be offered to successful candidates. The number of awards will vary according to the cohort. At 16+ awards are offered on the basis of interview, school report, a verbal reasoning paper and a general paper which will be taken during the autumn term prior to the year of entry.

The value of these awards is up to £1000 per annum. These awards are intended for the support of the pupil’s academic interests. 

Music 11+ 13+ 16+

These are awarded on the basis of ability and potential at 11+, 13+ and 16+. Candidates will be invited to come for an audition in the autumn prior to the year of entry for 13+ and 16+ candidates and in the January of the year of entry for 11+. References will be sought from the candidate’s music teachers. Candidates will be asked to sing or perform on the instruments they offer and they will be given aural and sight reading tests appropriate to their standard.  

The value of these awards is up to £1000 per annum for entrants who show outstanding musical ability and potential. These awards are intended for the support of the pupil’s musical interests. All music award holders are expected to be fully involved in music within the school. 

Art 13+ 16+

These are awarded on the basis of ability and potential either at 13+ or 16+. 

All candidates will attend an observational drawing examination and an interview. This will be held in the autumn prior to the year of entry. All candidates should present a portfolio which should include work done in a variety of media and anything which demonstrates creative interests outside formal lessons as well as work done in school. Sketchbooks and background studies are welcome. The portfolio will be discussed during the interview.

The value of the awards is up to £1000 per annum. These awards are intended for the support of the pupil’s interests in art. All art award holders are expected to study the subject to the appropriate key stage. 

Drama 13+ 16+

These are awarded on the basis of ability and potential at 13+ or 16+. Auditions will be held in the autumn prior to the year of entry. Candidates will be asked to perform a guided improvisation which will not involve sight reading. They will have an interview during which they should be prepared to talk about their experience of theatre and/or drama.

16+ candidates should write a letter of application (max. 150 words) setting out the nature of, and the evidence for, their interest in drama. Candidates may have an interest in the technical and/or the performance side of the subject.

The value of the awards is up to £1000 per annum. These awards are intended for the support of the pupil’s interests in drama. All drama award holders are expected to study the subject to the appropriate key stage and to be fully involved in drama within the school. 

Sport 13+ 16+

These are awarded on the basis of ability and potential either at 13+ or 16+. Trials will be held in the autumn prior to the year of entry. Candidates will take part in a practical session involving netball and hockey. They will also have an individual interview with the Head of Games when they will have the opportunity to discuss their achievements and their favourite sports. 

The value of the awards is up to £1000 per annum. These awards are intended for the support of the pupil’s sporting interests. All sport award holders are expected to be fully involved in sport within the school. 

Dance 16+

These are awarded on the basis of ability and potential at 16+ only. Interviews will be held in the autumn prior to the year of entry. Candidates will be asked to perform a dance of their own choreography which should be approximately 1½ minutes in length and for which they should provide their own music. They will also be asked to perform an improvised dance with the stimulus suggested by the adjudicator.

The value of the awards is up to £1000 per annum. These awards are intended for the support of the pupil’s interests in dance. All dance award holders are expected to be fully involved in dance within the school. 

Textiles 16+

These are awarded on the basis of ability and potential either at 16+. 

All candidates will attend an interview. This will be held in the autumn prior to the year of entry. All candidates should present a portfolio which should include work done in a variety of media and anything which demonstrates creative interests outside formal lessons as well as work done in school. Sketchbooks and background studies are welcome. The portfolio will be discussed during the interview.

The value of the awards is up to £1000 per annum. These awards are intended for the support of the pupil’s interests in art. All art award holders are expected to study the subject to the appropriate key stage. 

Bursaries

Bursaries are awarded to new and current parents who are in financial need. Bursaries are assessed on: 

  • The financial position of the applicant and, where relevant, how it arose.
  • The contribution that the girl will or does make to the school.
  • The period for which funding might be required.
  • Issues arising such as whether the girl would benefit from a boarding education because of home circumstances.
  • Availability of funds. 

Parents wishing to make an application should contact the Bursar, Helen Jackson, on 01295 756273 or pranken@tudorhallschool.com.