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  • Headmaster: Gus Lock MA (Oxon)


Scholarships - Music and Academic

Music Scholarships and Exhibitions 

Music Scholarships are awarded each year to candidates showing special promise in music. Candidates need to qualify for a place at the School as a result of their performance in the Senior School Entrance Examination. A Music Scholarship of between 5% and 20% of annual fees may be awarded each year to an outstanding candidate. Music Exhibitions provide free tuition in one instrument. This free tuition remains throughout a pupil’s time at Haberdashers’, although it is subject to annual review. Music Exhibitions are additional to Music Scholarships, however all Music Scholars will also hold a Music Exhibition.

Music Scholars and Exhibition holders will automatically become involved in a rich music curriculum including study, composition and performance. They will also be invited to join a wide range of ensembles in which they will experience music-making of the highest order.

When contemplating applying for a Music Scholarship or Exhibition, candidates are warmly invited to make an appointment to visit the Music Department, to meet the Music staff and to consider the programme which, as a Scholar, will be available to them.

Academic Scholarships

The School offers a limited number of Academic Scholarships each year to pupils entering the Senior School in Year 7 and Year 9. Each Scholarship, which is awarded irrespective of parental financial circumstances, carries an element of fee remission which is usually between 5% to 20% of the annual fees. ALL candidates will be eligible for these Scholarships which are awarded for academic excellence. NO SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IS NEEDED.

Those to whom Scholarships are awarded are also eligible to apply for Bursaries, which, if offered, will be given in addition to the value of the Scholarship award. Academic Scholarships are subject to annual review, wherein a Scholar’s attitude to work and academic performance will be considered. A small number of Academic Scholarships are awarded each year by the Head of the Preparatory School for boys joining the Senior School. The principal criteria for awarding these Scholarships are:

• Sustained excellence in academic performance, including evidence from progress grades and end of year examinations
• Performance in relevant Year 6 base line data tests
• Form teacher recommendation, including contribution by the pupil to the wider academic life of the School and attitudes to learning together with the ability to uphold the values stated on the School roundel through their communication and actions.

The School will inform parents by letter in February.