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First Form Scholarships

Academic Scholarships at this point of entry are awarded on the results of the entrance examination and entrance interviews, held in mid January. Awards for Music and Sport are offered either through audition or sports assessment. 

Head Master's Awards are also available at 11+ entry and all pupils are assessed for these as part of the interview and examination process. These are discretionary awards and are intended to acknowledge those academically able candidates who will also bring additional talents and abilities to our school community.

For all scholarships and awards, fee remission is capped at a maximum of 10% of the school fees. Additional funding for those in financial need is available through a Scholarship Supplement. Application is made by completing a comprehensive financial declaration and submitting this to the Bursar following the offer of a scholarship or award.

In order to qualify for a Sports Award, candidates should excel in at least one of our major sports and offer a significant contribution across the sporting year in all sports. Our major sports are:
Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Cricket, Tennis and Athletics

Candidates for a Music Award must be Grade 4 standard (or equivalent) or above on one or more instrument (or voice) to qualify for a Music Award. Candidates will be assessed on two pieces of music (minimum), plus a short sight-reading and aural test. If auditioning on one instrument, two contrasting pieces of music should be prepared, if auditioning on two instruments, please prepare one piece per instrument. The assessment will also include ear tests and sight reading of the appropriate standard.

Performing Arts

At Dauntsey's, everyone has the opportunity to get involved in music, drama and dance.


At Dauntsey's we believe that sport plays an essential role in the development of character and should be an integral part of daily life at school

Lower School Academics

The Lower School curriculum offers a very broad, varied programme, providing interest and challenge for pupils and delivering the essential background for the I/GCSE courses studied in later years.