Third Form Scholarships

A range of scholarships and awards are available at this point of entry and include Scholarships, Performing Arts Awards, Sport Awards, Jolie Brise All Rounder Boarding Award and Head Master's Awards.

Key dates

Scholarship and award assessments, interviews, and auditions for September 2019 entry will be held at Dauntsey's during the weeks commencing Monday 19 and Monday 26 November 2018. The closing date for applications is Monday 22 October 2018.

Scholarships and awards carry a total remission capped at 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.

Awards available for entry in September 2019

Academic Scholarships

Candidates for Academic and the Desmond Morris Science Scholarships will sit papers in English, Mathematics, and Science. All candidates will be interviewed by the Deputy Head (Academic) and the Head of Science.

Batten Sports Award

The Batten Sports Awards are awarded to candidates who are outstanding in one or more of the following sports: for boys - rugby, hockey and cricket; for girls - hockey, netball, tennis and athletics. Candidates are expected to be equivalent to county standard or above in one or two of the sports they will be assessed in.

Applicants will be required to submit a detailed record of sporting achievement, supported by testimonials from their coaches. All candidates will have an interview with the Director of Sport, or one of his team, as well as take part in a series of practical assessments in two of the above chosen sports.

Performing Arts Awards

Performing Arts Awards are given to candidates who not only show an outstanding practical ability, but also display a passion and love of drama, dance and/or music and demonstrate a willingness to share their enthusiasm with others.

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

Drama candidates will have an audition for which two contrasting speeches of no longer than two minutes should be prepared. If a candidate wishes to offer dance, they should perform two short dances, ideally of different disciplines and ones they have choreographed themselves. If a candidate wishes to offer both, we would then like to see one monologue and one short dance.

Music Awards are made to talented musicians in order that they may develop and broaden all aspects of their musical ability. Candidates are expected to be the equivalent of grade 5/6 or above on one or two of their chosen instrument/s. Applicants will have an audition for which two contrasting pieces on at least one instrument or voice should be prepared. Importance is attached to overall musical potential and enthusiasm rather than formal qualifications.

13+ Performing Arts: Music Guidelines

The Jolie Brise All Rounder Boarding Awards

Dauntsey's is the proud owner of one of the most famous racing vessels in the world, Jolie Brise. It is fitting that Dauntsey's prestigious All-Rounder Boarding Award is named after this remarkable vessel. In recent years, crewed by pupils of the School, Jolie Brise has been the overall winner of Tall Ships' Race series four times.

Candidates for the Jolie Brise All Rounder Boarding Award should be academically able; evidenced through either the ISEB Common Pre-Tests or Dauntsey's own entrance exams as well as a school report and reference. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate talents and ability in two or more areas from: art and design, music, sport, or drama.

Above all, the Award seeks to recognise those who are team players in the widest sense of the word; those who are both positive and empathetic, and would consequently be a real asset to our boarding community.

Candidates should prepare a portfolio of their work and achievements which should be brought to interview when they will be asked to discuss their participation in academic, sporting, musical, dramatic or other school activity, as well as their wider contribution to boarding life.

In support of their application, candidates may request an audition or a specialist interview to better showcase their ability and talents.

Head Master's Awards (Art or Design and Technology)

Candidates should demonstrate both academic competence and an ability to make a significant contribution to the life of the School in areas such as Art and DT. Applicants will have an interview for which they should bring a portfolio of their work and achievements.

For Art, candidates should bring a practical portfolio of art work, which has been completed over the past two years. The portfolio should include approximately 10 pieces of work, five of which should be observational drawings, the rest should display an ability to work with a range of materials, techniques and processes. Examples can be both 2D and 3D. Ideally, candidates should also bring a sketch book which documents developmental work.

During the assessment, candidates will take part in an observational drawing exercise and a visual and conceptual analysis task.

Each applicant will also have an interview with the Director of Art, Victoria Rose, during which they will be asked to discuss their creative work, inspirations, skills and ambitions.

For DT, candidates should be able to show evidence of significant interest and engagement in design and making related activities beyond the classroom. The evidence of this interest should be project based and can be from a wide range of fields.

Candidates will have an interview with the Head of DT, Alun Pickford, and will be asked to discuss; the use of materials and manufacturing processes in relation to specific products and applications as well as sustainable design

Candidates would be expected to bring a portfolio of work, both 2D and 3D, to discuss at interview. The work should demonstrate the quality of the applicant's design ability (development of designs through iteration), communication skills (annotations that clarify the thought process) and, graphics ability (sketching and drawing techniques).

Please apply

The deadline for entering for a scholarship or an award has now passed. For more information please contact Heather Barnes, Admissions. Many thanks.