Art Scholarship

Art Scholarship

The Art and Design Department at Royal Russell is housed in newly refurbished studios and rooms in the centre of the School.  All pupils in Years 7 to 9 study Art as part of the curriculum; we offer Fine Art and Photography courses at A level and have a strong history of successfully placing candidates at Art School.

An Art Scholarship entitles the recipient to a percentage reduction in school fees for the period of tenure.  The Art Scholarship is valid throughout the period of tenure provided that:

  • the recipient makes constructive use of their art skills and contributes actively to the School

  • the recipient takes an active role in events organised by the Art Department

  • the recipient would be expected to study Art at GCSE and A level

  • the recipient’s parents adhere to all normal terms in relation to fees being met as usual

How do I apply ?

Please note: Registrations, scholarship applications, and bursary applications for September 2024 places have now closed. For further assistance, please contact

Candidates applying for an Art Scholarship at Year 7 and 9 will clearly display a particular aptitude for the subject and will have been involved in Art, Design and Photographic activities through school, clubs and work produced at home.

A portfolio of work will need to be submitted with the application form which will comprise of a series of pieces of the candidate’s own work.  There is no prescribed format or specific requirement regarding content, however the suggested number of pieces is between 10 and 20 from which the Head of Art will consider their skills and potential.  3D work should be photographed.

Selected candidates will be invited to attend a practical assessment to assess their skill set.  The assessment will not require any prior experience or preparation.

Successful candidates will receive a scholarship offer conditional upon their performance in the academic entrance exam.

Sixth Form Application

Candidates should complete an application form and submit to Admissions and will then be requested to attend an interview with the Head of Art and should bring a portfolio of work from which the Head of Art will consider their skills and potential.

Candidates will also need to be prepared to discuss the work of a leading artist of their choice.  The final award of an Art Scholarship will be conditional upon GCSE results and will be confirmed in August.

We recognise that children develop at different rates and unsuccessful applicants will be encouraged to reapply when appropriate.

For more information about Art Scholarships click here

Art Scholarship
Art Scholarship