The School offers awards at 11+ entry to pupils with good acting potential who would benefit from the opportunities, facilities and guidance the School provides. If you are interested in this please contact Rebecca Chaplin on 01242 258001 for a Scholarship book and application form.

Candidates should:

  1. Memorise and perform a poem of approximately 20 lines
  2. Memorise and perform a monologue from a published play or adaptation from a published novel - 2 minutes duration
  3. Prepare a prose reading - 2 minutes duration

The chosen material should contrast in mood and theme, allowing a range of emotional responses, appropriate to the text.

Candidates will be required to:

  1. Perform a reading from sight, which could be prose, verse or a play script
  2. Discuss a play they have seen, NOT including West End musicals
  3. Discuss a production they have been involved in
  4. Discuss their interest in drama and theatre, giving details of their theatrical experience as a performer and theatre goer

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate:

  1. An obvious enthusiasm for, and understanding of, theatre
  2. An ability to take direction, where chosen audition pieces will be discussed and alternative responses to the texts are suggested
  3. A standard of performance which demonstrates dramatic ability and intellectual understanding above and beyond the pupil’s age