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. Scholarships and awards carry remission of a maximum of 10% of the School fees.

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 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 at sport and be at a level above ‘School/Club’ standard in at least one of our major sports, which are:

For boys: Rugby, Hockey, Cricket
For girls: Hockey, Netball, Tennis, Athletics

Assessments will be held in the morning on Saturday 14 January 2021 and further details will follow in November.

Candidates for a Music Award must be Grade 3 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.

Assessments will be held on Saturday 30 January and will be arranged to dovetail with candidates’ entry interviews.

Head Master’s Awards are also offered at the discretion of the Head Master.  These might be awarded for an outstanding interview, or an excellent performance in one of the exam papers, or for someone who stood out during the 11+ assessment process. 

Please apply

If you would like your son/daughter to be considered for a music and/or sports award for 11+ 2021 entry, you can apply by completing the scholarship form, which will be sent out in November to all those who are registered for the 11+ assessments for 2021 entry to Dauntsey’s.