Senior School Scholarships
PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer taking applications for the 2017/18 Senior School Scholarship programme.
Here is an example of a Maths Scholarship examination paper:
Senior School Scholarships are awarded 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.
The 2017/18 Senior School Scholarship Programme offers scholarships covering up to 50% of the tuition fees to prospective pupils who demonstrate potential and talent and who would flourish and benefit from the ethos and life at the school.
Scholarships are offered in the following areas:
Academic Awards – Mathematics, English and Science
Applications for Academic Awards are by invitation only. These are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Applicants will be invited by Hydesville Tower School to attend an interview and sit a Scholarship examination if they have reached a certain level during the School’s standard assessment. A standard assessment day can be arranged through the Admissions Manager, Mrs Christine Phillips.
How to apply for an Academic Scholarship
An applicant who wishes to be considered for an Academic Scholarship should contact the Admissions Manager to arrange to sit a standard assessment. Applicants are also required to submit a General Scholarship Application Form and obtain a confidential reference from their current school. Forms can be downloaded here
Non-academic Awards – Art
Applicants will be asked to present a portfolio of their artistic achievements. In addition there is a requirement to sit an examination in Mathematics and English, a practical test and attend an interview with the Head of Art.
Non-academic Awards – Music
Applicants will be assessed by 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. In addition there is a requirement to sit an examination in Mathematics and English.
Non-academic Awards – Performing Arts
Applicants are required to attend a practical audition where the applicant will be required to perform a monologue and participate in a group workshop. In addition there is a requirement to sit an examination in Mathematics and English and attend an interview with the Head of Drama.
Non-academic Awards – Sport
Applicants are invited to nominate the sport of their choice and present evidence of their achievements. The applicant is expected to have representative experience (eg school or county) and provide evidence of their commitment to sport (this may be in the form of testimonials from current schools or a sports club). Applicants will also be required to demonstrate their sporting skill during a visit day. In addition there is a requirement to sit an examination in Mathematics and English and attend an interview with the Director of Sport.
How to Apply for a Non-Academic Scholarship
Applicants are required to submit a General Scholarship Application Form, a confidential reference and complete the subject specific form that relates to the Scholarship that they are applying for. It is recommended that applicants apply for a Scholarship in one area only.
Applicants are also required to submit a copy of their latest school report.
Forms can be downloaded here:
The deadline for submitting applications is Friday 2nd December 2016 at 12 noon. The School will hold two Scholarship assessment days on Monday 16th January and Tuesday 24th January 2017 when shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an assessment and interview.
Before a Scholarship Application Form is submitted applicants should check they have including all elements of the required information, as detailed here:
Private School 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 funds. A bursary is awarded at the discretion of the Headmaster.
Where one or both parents are employed by the NHS we offer a 10% discount against fees in recognition of their contribution to the health and wellbeing of society. This is a limited discount, available for a pupil’s first year (three consecutive terms) only.