Scholarships

 

Bishop Challoner School makes provision for a number of scholarships which in most cases are equivalent to a discount of 25% off fees. Those receiving scholarships may apply to be means tested for further bursarial assistance.

Academic Scholarship

We offer a number of academic scholarships and these are based on academic performance in the school’s entrance examinations and excellent school reports.  Our entrance examination takes place on Tuesday 9th January 2018. 

Those achieving the top results in the entrance examinations will be invited for an interview with the Headteacher for scholarship consideration.  Pupils are expected to maintain their high level of academic achievement.

Music Scholarship

At 11+ it is expected the student will be at a grade four standard on their first instrument. Music scholarships are awarded upon passing an audition held by the Teacher of Music. It is expected that any Music Scholar will play a full role in the musical life of the school and will be expected to take GCSE Music.

The audition process is as follows:

  • Two contrasting pieces on first instrument
  • One on second instrument/voice
  • Sight reading on first instrument
  • Aural tests
  • Listening assessment/music theory
  • Interview: Musical development, musical interests, the responsibilities and commitments of a music scholar and musical ambition.

If notice is given to withdraw a pupil from the school, the scholarship will be withdrawn and full fees will be charged for the duration of the notice period.

Sport Scholarship

Candidates for Sports Scholarships will be expected to demonstrate ability in a number of sports.  Scholars will be expected to represent the school in several different sports and competitions

Practical assessments and interviews will be held on Tuesday 23rd January 2018 by the PE Department. 

Candidates should submit two references from a PE teacher or sports coach, a letter outlining any sporting achievement, aspirations, successes and goals and (optional) a portfolio of achievements.

If you wish to apply for an 11+ Scholarship, please complete the relevant form which you may download from this page 

Bursaries

Bursaries are offered usually to existing pupils whose parents’ financial circumstances have changed and where there is financial difficulty. Applications for bursaries are means tested. It should be noted that any award of a scholarship would not be affected by this except, insofar that the sum total of monies received might not be more than the total tuition fees payable.

Bursaries are subject to annual review.

Most bursaries are equivalent to a discount of 25% off fees.