Sherborne invites talented and enthusiastic boys to apply for up to two of the various scholarships and exhibitions that are available. We offer a range of these awards from academic and creative to musical and sporting. In return for demonstrating high levels of talent and commitment in their chosen discipline(s), award holders are given many opportunities to stretch themselves and develop their abilities through involvement in additional tutoring, coaching, lectures, societies and social activities.
Owing to the nature of the commitment required of successful candidates, boys are not able to apply for both a music and a sports award. All other combinations of award are, however, permissible.
Third Form Awards
Scholarships and awards are available to candidates entering the School at 13+ (Third Form) in the following areas:
An All-Rounder award may be given to a boy who falls short of an award in one specific area but who nonetheless demonstrates high levels of talent, ability and dedication based on his performance in the scholarship and award assessment, interview and the reference from his current school. It is not possible to make a specific application for All-Rounder awards, which are determined at the discretion of the Headmaster.
Parents of boys wishing to be considered for an award need to complete a scholarship application form, available through the Admissions Department. Completed forms must be returned to the Admissions Department by 31 December 2017 for boys entering the School in 2018. Boys wishing to be considered for any award must have already satisfied the School’s academic entry standards.
Sixth Form Academic Scholarships
Sherborne is able to offer a number of scholarships to pupils for Sixth Form entry. These will be awarded to candidates showing particular academic proficiency and promise. Candidates considering entering for these scholarships should normally be predicted six or more A* or A grades at GCSE.
These assessments will be held in November and will include online cognitive tests, an academic interview and two subject based interviews based on the candidates chosen A level subjects.
For enquiries regarding the likely suitability of their son for an award, please contact Mr Tim Dawson, Head of Scholarship tdawson@ sherborne.org
Sixth Form Sports Award (Walford Award)
A number of sports awards are available on entry into the Sixth Form for boys demonstrating exceptional talent and potential in their chosen sport or sports.
For enquiries regarding the likely suitability of their son for an award, please contact Mr David Guy, Director of Sport dguy@ sherborne.org
Sixth Form Music Scholarships and Exhibitions
Music scholarships and exhibitions are available on entry into the Sixth Form offering an exciting opportunity to boys to make a wide ranging contribution to the busy musical life of the School as well as developing their own individual musical ability.
For enquiries regarding the likely suitability of their son for an award, please contact Mr James Henderson, Director of Music jhenderson@ sherborne.org
Boys who win an award are eligible to apply for means-tested bursaries over and above the value of their award.