Sixth Form Scholarships

For Sixth Form pupils, the School offers a number of Academic Scholarships and Sport, Performing Arts and Boarding Awards.

With the exception of Boarding Awards, Sixth Form Academic Scholarships and Awards are available for both day and boarding places. All successful candidates for Awards will be expected to meet the Sixth Form entry requirement of a minimum of three A and three B grades for I/GCSE. Please note that under the new grading system we consider a level 7 the equivalent of an A grade and a level 6 the equivalent of a B grade.

Scholarships and Awards carry remission of a maximum of 10% of the School fees. Scholarship supplements are available for those who need additional financial help with the school fees and are subject to means testing.

Academic Scholarships

The academic assessment consists of written examinations and an interview. Candidates sit written papers in three different subjects of their own choice from the following list:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Civilisation
  • Design and Technology
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Latin
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Religion, Philosophy & Ethics
  • Spanish
  • Theatre Studies
  • All papers are 1½ hours. Overseas candidates may sit the papers at their current school by arrangement and an interview will be arranged at a mutually convenient time. Please see examination guidelines for each subject here - subject guides
    Applicants must show a record of academic excellence and are expected to achieve a majority of A* grades for I/GCSE (or equivalent).

    The Academic Scholarships and interviews for September 2018 entry will be held at Dauntsey's on  8 November 2017. Interviews and auditions for all other awards will be held at Dauntsey's during the week commencing 6 November 2017. The closing date for entries is Monday 16 October 2017

    Sports Awards

    Applicants should be currently competing at a high level (minimum County standard) in at least one of our major sports – rugby, hockey, netball, cricket and athletics. Applicants will be required to submit a detailed record of sporting achievement, supported by testimonials from their coaches, and shortlisted pupils will attend an interview with the Director of Sport.

    Performing Arts Awards

    Applicants should demonstrate considerable talent in drama, dance and/or music, and will have performed at a high standard.

    For Drama and/or Dance, applicants will have acted in at least one major role in a production and/or have trained under a recognised dance organisation and, preferably, they will be highly accomplished in at least two genres of dance, e.g. tap dance and ballet.

    Applicants applying for a Music Award must be able to perform on an instrument or voice to Grade 7 standard or above.

    Candidates will be required to provide a detailed record of achievement, together with appropriate testimonials from their teachers, and shortlisted pupils will be assessed by interview and audition.

    Boarding Awards

    Candidates should demonstrate both academic competence and an ability to make a significant contribution to the life of the School, particularly the boarding community. Participation in any academic, sporting, musical, dramatic or other School activities will be taken into account. Candidates should submit a CV showing their range of activities and interests. References from Head teachers (for external candidates) and House staff  (for internal candidates) as well as the interview, will be central to the assessment process.

    Boarding Awards attract a maximum of 10% remission of the full boarding fees. Additional financial assistance is available to those in need in the form of a scholarship supplement and is subject to means testing.

    Applications from current day pupils considering boarding for the Sixth Form are most welcome.

    Interviews and auditions for; Boarding Awards, Sport Awards and Performing Arts Awards will be held at Dauntsey's during the w/c 13 November 2017.

    To apply please download and complete the application form here.

    Admissions Office

    +44 (0) 1380 814500

    Dauntsey's School, West Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 4HE