Scholarships & Bursaries

Find out about our range of scholarships and bursaries and how to apply.

Senior School Scholarships

Senior School Scholarships are awarded to pupils joining Year 7 to celebrate commitment to a course of study and excellence within that subject. Pupils who demonstrate skill, aptitude and passion in a particular field become one of a small number of Hydesville scholars.

Applications for the 2018 Scholarship Programme are now welcome.

A Scholarship Award carries great responsibility for the recipient, but also entitles them to a significant discount off their fees, according to their potential and performance at the Assessment Day.

Scholarships are offered in the following areas:

Academic Scholarships – Mathematics, English and Science

Pupils are invited to apply for these on the basis of their performance in our standard assessment process for external applicants, or through the scores and performance during the year for internal applicants.

If a pupil shows significant aptitude in one of these areas, they will be invited along for the Scholarship Assessment Day in that area. If they have shown strength in two or three areas, we would offer the parents and child the choice of which Scholarship they wish to enter for.   Scholarship Assessment Days will take place on Thursday, 22nd March 2018 and Friday, 23rd March 2018.

Although Academic Scholarships are by invitation only, applicants who would like to be considered must contact the Admissions Manager to arrange to sit a standard school assessment. The standard school assessment must be completed by Friday, 9th March 2018.

 

Internal applicants

Pupils in Year 6 at Hydesville Tower School cannot apply for an Academic Scholarship.  Selected pupils will be identified for their academic ability and will be invited to attend a Scholarship Assessment Day.  Scholarship Assessment Days will take place on Thursday, 22nd March 2018 and Friday, 23rd March 2018.

 

Here are some example Scholarship papers, for pupils to download and practise:

English Scholarship paper (example) Download
Maths Scholarship paper (example) Download

Non-Academic Scholarships

Non-Academic Scholarships are available in Art, Music, Performing Arts and Sport.

Pupils are invited to submit an application for these scholarships on the basis of their ability, involvements and potential.

Applicants must apply for a non-Academic Scholarship in one area only.

External applicants will need to have undertaken a standard school assessment by Friday, 9th March2018.  External applicants also need to submit relevant subject specific documentation.  Application forms are available to download below.

Internal applicants will only need to submit relevant subject specific documentation – application forms are available to download below.

Applicants must apply for a non-Academic Scholarship in one area only.

Once application forms have been received and reviewed, shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a Scholarship Assessment Day.  These will take place on Thursday, 22nd March 2018 and Friday, 23rd March 2018.  

We will notify all applicants of the outcome of the Scholarship Assessment Days by the first week in April 2018.

 

Art Scholarship

Applicants will be asked to submit a portfolio of their artistic achievements.  They must also provide a written statement about their Art work, artistic interests and activities and a reference from their current Art teacher supporting their application.  All forms are available to download below and must be submitted by Friday, 9th March 2018. 

Successful applicants will be invited to attend a Scholarship Assessment Day which will comprise a short drawing assignment and an interview with the Head of Art.

All external applicants will also be required to sit our standard assessment to ensure that they meet the academic criteria for entry to the School. The standard assessment must be completed by Friday, 9th March 2018.

 

Music Scholarship

Applicants must submit a completed application form and provide a reference from their current Music teacher supporting their application.  All forms are available to download below and must be submitted by Friday, 9th March 2018. 

Successful applicants will be invited to attend a Scholarship Assessment Day which will comprise an audition (this will be a voice audition where singing lessons have formally been taken), aural tests, sight-reading and an interview with the Head of Music. Certificates of musical grades already gained will also be required.

All external applicants will also be required to sit our standard assessment to ensure that they meet the academic criteria for entry to the School. The standard assessment must be completed by Friday, 9th March 2018.

 

Performing Arts Scholarship (Dance or Drama)

Applicants must submit a completed application form, provide a record of their achievements at a high level and provide a reference from their current Dance/Drama teacher supporting their application.  Any additional information including evidence of work towards RAD, ISTD, IDTA, LAMDA exams should also be submitted. All forms are available to download below and must be submitted by Friday, 9th March 2018. 

Successful applicants will be invited to attend a Scholarship Assessment Day which will comprise a practical audition where the applicant will be required to perform a monologue (for Drama applicants) or a short dance (for Dance applicants) and an interview with the Head of Drama.

All external applicants will also be required to sit our standard assessment to ensure that they meet the academic criteria for entry to the School. The standard assessment must be completed by Friday, 9th March 2018.

 

Sport Scholarship

Applicants must submit a completed application form, provide a record of their sporting achievements at a high level and provide a reference from their current PE teacher or coach supporting their application. Any additional information and references from external clubs should also be submitted.  Applicants are expected to show exceptional promise in at least one sport and have an established record of achievement at their current school and at club/regional level.

Successful applicants will be invited to attend a Scholarship Assessment Day which will involve a full programme of physical activities and an interview with the Director of Sport.

All external applicants will also be required to sit our standard assessment to ensure that they meet the academic criteria for entry to the School. The standard assessment must be completed by Friday, 9th March 2018.

 

Forms are available to download below.

 

Please contact Admissions Manager, Christine Phillips, via email: christine.phillips@hydesville.com or call 01922 624374 if you require an application form in Word format, to enable you to complete it digitally.

 

Art Scholarship Application FormDownload
Music Scholarship Application Form Download
Performing Arts Scholarship Application FormDownload
Sport Scholarship Application FormDownload

Sibling Discounts

When brothers and sisters attend the school at the same time we provide a:

  • 5% reduction against the fees for the second child
  • 10% reduction against the fees for the third child
  • 15% reduction against the fees for the fourth child
  • 15% reduction against the fees for the fifth child – this is the maximum sibling discount.

Financial Assistance Bursaries

We offer a limited number of bursaries to make an independent education accessible to children who we believe can make a positive contribution to school life and who demonstrate a love of learning and high standards of behaviour.  All bursaries are means-tested and awarded based on a household’s financial situation and subject to the availability of school bursary funds.  A bursary is awarded at the discretion of the Headmaster and is reviewed periodically.

NHS Discount

Where one or both parents are employed by a partner NHS organisation we offer a 10% discount against fees in recognition of their contribution to the health and well-being of society. This is a limited discount, available for a pupil’s first year (three consecutive terms) only and is only applied upon the production of the current discount code.  Contact us for further information.