13+ academic scholarships

For parents of year 8 and external applicants

Dear Parents,

13+ Scholarships

As a school which values pupil progress and application, we are keen to show commitment to pupils who excel and show great progress in the classroom and beyond.  It is for this reason that we award prizes and scholarships and help to celebrate your son or daughter’s success.

We realise that some pupils blossom after they have joined us and also that some parents might be looking to transfer their son or daughter to join us some time after year 7. 

Hence from September 2018, some 13+ scholarships for internal and external applicants will be available.  These are awarded at the start of Year 9 for the duration of the pupil’s time in school.

If your son or daughter wishes to be considered for a 13+ scholarship, please make an application by submitting a brief letter to me by the closing date of Friday 19th January 2018.  Your son or daughter should also write a letter of application explaining his/ her suitability to be an award recipient; in particular he/she should outline their commitment to the chosen area of school life.  If your child wishes to submit supporting evidence (pictures or examples of work for example) he/she is encouraged to do so.

A limited number of scholarships will be awarded, under the following headings:

·         Sport

·         Performing Arts 


·         Academic

Candidates will be assessed in the early part of the Spring Term, 2018; there will be practical assessments in the creative arts and sport and a written scholarship test for the academic.  Pupils who are already in receipt of 11+ scholarship awards are free to apply but please note that no pupil can be awarded more than 50% scholarship in total.

I hope that your son/ daughter will be keen to take up this opportunity to make an application and I look forward to receiving them.