Scholarships for 2018

Bishop Challoner Sixth Form

Scholarships for September 2018

All current Year 11 pupils and external applicants to the school are welcome to apply.  We are pleased to announce the introduction of additional Sixth Form Scholarships at Bishop Challoner School. These include not only academic scholarships but also music, art and sport along with the 1950 Byrne Scholarship to celebrate the founding of our School. 

It is a very great honour to be awarded any scholarship and their worth is recognised by universities and other institutions of Higher Education. It may be of considerable weight in an applicant's favour to be able to note this distinction on his/her UCAS application form.

A candidate who is already in receipt of a Bursary will need to re-apply for the Sixth Form and this will be dependent on continuing assessment of need, effort and good behaviour. 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.

Pupils may hold a scholarship and a bursary on condition that the total value does not exceed that of the full tuition fees.

All students wishing to apply for a Sixth Form Scholarship need to complete the scholarship application form and written application. Applications should not be longer than two word processed sides of A4, but photocopied examples of good work can be attached.  Attendance, punctuality, attitude and behaviour will be expected to be excellent. Applications for Academic Scholarships should outline any interests, evidence of achievements, successes and goals.  They are awarded for academic excellence and potential. 

The minimum entry requirement to our sixth form is at least 5 or more GCSE grades 9-5 including a pass in Mathematics and English Language.  Most students will have a grade 7 at GCSE in the subject or related subject that they take at A Level.  Your school will also be asked for a reference, a recent report and your predicted GCSE grades.  A Skype interview may be requested for overseas students.

Students currently receiving scholarships will need to re-apply for the sixth form scholarship for the two years in our sixth form.

Interviews will take place for all scholarships on Monday 27th November 2017.  The number of scholarships awarded and the value of the awards will be determined by the number and calibre of applicants. They are awarded for academic excellence and potential.

Music Scholarships are open to internal and external candidates and who will be expected to play a full part in the music department and life of the school. Music scholars will have an audition in addition to providing their written application.  Candidates will be asked to prepare and perform two contrasting pieces demonstrating quality and skill to at a high level on their first instrument. They will also be asked to perform on their second instrument with another piece if applicable.  Aural tests and a short piece of sight-reading will also form part of the audition.   Please indicate what the performance pieces will be when you submit your application. At the interview candidates will be asked to discuss their music performance, interests, achievements and goals.

Sports Scholarships are awarded to pupils already at Bishop Challoner School.  Students applying for a Sports Scholarship should demonstrate excellence in at least one sport and be competing at representative, regional or national level. They will have achieved at least a “B” grade at GCSE and have shown an aptitude for both theoretical and practical components. Successful applicants will be expected to play a leading role in the sporting life of the School. They should possess the personal qualities of sportsmanship, commitment and be passionate about fulfilling their potential. Applicants will be interviewed by the Head of PE and a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Art scholarships are awarded to pupils already at Bishop Challoner School who show a high level of commitment and show passion and skill beyond conventional expectations, being creative and experimental and demonstrating a high standard of performance.  Applicants will be expected to present a portfolio of their work and a sketchbook at the interview with the Head of Art.  The portfolio of work and sketchbook must be submitted a week before the interview and will be returned at the end of the interview.

Performing Arts Scholarships are available in the subjects of Dance and/or Drama for internal and external candidates.  Applicants will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills at an audition and to discuss their commitment to performing arts in an interview.

The School also offers the 1950 Byrne Scholarship which is awarded on academic merit, commitment and wider contribution to school life at Bishop Challoner.  This Scholarship will carry an award of fees to the value of £1,950 per annum for the candidate's two years in the Sixth Form. It carries with it a particular Bishop Challoner honour since it commemorates when the school opened in 1950.


We look forward to receiving your application for the Sixth Form. 

Please return completed applications to Mrs Anderson, Headteacher no later than Tuesday 14th November 2017

Interviews / auditions to be held on – Monday 27th November 2017.

Please contact Mrs Sue Long, Admissions Registrar, on tel: 020 8460 3546  or should you require any further information.