Scholarships and Bursaries

    The School offers scholarships and exhibitions for 13+ and 16+ entry (IV and LVI) for excellence in academic studies, music, sport, art, drama, design technology and all-round ability (13+ only).

    In line with all HMC Schools, awards up to 40% of full fees can be made and these can be supported by bursaries where financial need is demonstrated. The number of awards given in each category depends upon the calibre of the applicants.

    ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

    13+ Academic Scholarship Exams:

    Closing Date: Friday 15th December 2017

    Assessment: Dean Close Academic Scholarships Week commencing 22nd January 2018 or ISEB C.A.
    Scholarships. February or May sitting to be agreed in consultation with the Admissions
    Department. Please contact registrar@deanclose.org.uk

    Candidates should be under 14 on 1st September. The examinations taken for academic awards are the 13+ ISEB Common Scholarship Examinations. The timetable for the written examination will be:

    Monday: Mathematics, Geography, English
    Tuesday: French, Science, History
    Wednesday: Religious Studies, Latin

    (The Latin paper is not compulsory. A candidate cannot lose by taking it and will gain if he or she does well in it.)

    13+ Academic Scholarship application form | PDF

    16+ Sixth Form Scholarship and Ordinary Entry Exams:

    Closing Date: Friday 13th October 2017

    Assessment: Tuesday 14th November 2017

    Sports Scholarship by individual arrangement.

    The exam will normally consist of papers in three subjects which the candidate intends to study at AS level, a verbal reasoning test and interviews with the Headmaster, Admissions Tutor and other senior academic staff.

    16+ Scholarship application | PDF

    MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS

    Those awarded music scholarships and exhibitions (which may include both Choral and Organ awards) qualify for free tuition on the main instrument studied (with the Music Department's own staff) and free participation in professional masterclasses and consultation lessons approved by the Director of Music.

    At 13+ level, candidates will normally be expected to be playing at grade 5 standard or above.  At 16+ level, candidates will normally be expected to be playing at grade 7 standard or above.  However, potential is always an integral part of the assessment.

    The auditions will include:

    • the playing of two contrasting pieces of the candidate's own choice, on his/her main instrument
    • the playing of one piece on his/her second instrument;
    • playing at sight;
    • ear tests;
    • general interview questions on musical matters;

    13+ Music Scholarship Exam:

    Closing Date: Friday 24th November 2017

    Assessment: Tuesday 23rd January 2018

    16+ Music Scholarship Exam:

    Closing Date: Friday 13th October 2017

    Assessment: Tuesday 14th November 2017

    16+ Music Scholarship application form | PDF

     

    SPORTS Scholarships

    Candidates must submit a one page sports CV which indicates all-round sporting ability and commitment at school level, with at least one achievement at or above County level. Candidates will be invited to attend for a day of interviews, games assessments, and physical gym tests. Successful applicants join our sports scholarship programme and become ambassadors for Dean Close sport.

    13+ Sports Scholarship Exam:

    Closing Date: Friday 24th November 2017

    Assessment: Monday 22nd January 2018

    Assessment will also inlude Academic Entrance Tests.

    13+ Sport application form | PDF
    16+ SPORTS SCHOLARSHIP EXAM:

    Closing Date: Friday 13th October 2017

    General Academic Assessment: Tuesday 14th November 2017

    Practical assessments by arrangement

    16 + Sports Scholarship application form | PDF

     

    ART SCHOLARSHIPS

     

     

     

     

    The candidate will sit a drawing test, present his or her own portfolio to the Head of Art, and have interviews.

    13+ Art Scholarship Exam:

    Closing Date: Friday 24th November 2017

    Assessment: Tuesday 23rd January 2018

    13+ Art Scholarship application form | PDF

    16+ Art Scholarship Exam:

    Closing Date: Friday 13th October 2017

    Assessment: Tuesday 14th November 2017

    16+ Art Scholarship application form | PDF

    DRAMA SCHOLARSHIPS

    13+ Drama Scholarship Exam

    Closing Date: Friday 24th November 2017

    Assessment: Tuesday 23rd January 2018

    13+ Drama Scholarship application form | PDF
    16+ Drama Scholarship Exam

    Closing Date: Friday 13th October 2017

    Assessment: Tuesday 14th November 2017

    16+ Drama Scholarship application form | PDF

    Candidates must perform both prepared and unseen passages in an audition. They will sit a written paper and have interviews.

    Product DESIGN TECHNOLOGY Scholarships

    13+ PDT Scholarship

    Closing Date: Friday 24th November 2017

    Assessment: Tuesday 23rd January 2018

    Assesment will include Academic Entrance Tests

    13+ PDT Scholarship application form | PDF

    16+ PDT Scholarship

    Closing Date: Friday 13th October 2017

    Assessment: Tuesday 14th November 2017

    16+ PDT Scholarship application form | PDF

    The candidate will sit a design test, present his or her own portfolio to the Head of DT and have interviews.