A Sport Scholarship is currently awarded to pupils showing outstanding ability in one or more of our strongest sports: hockey; football and/or netball. A Sport Scholarship entitles the recipient to a percentage reduction in School fees and a unique personal training programme that offers support in their specific sport in order to help scholars achieve the limit of their potential.
An athlete will be supported according to the four corners of Elite Performance: Tactical, Technical, Physical and Social.
We are looking for outstanding applicants to join our programme. Our normal expectations will be representation at County level and/or at a recognised Academy level or equivalent.
Sport Scholarships are available from Year 7 through to the Sixth Form and are reviewed annually. The Sport Scholarship is valid throughout the candidate’s school career provided that:
The recipient makes constructive use of their sport skills and contributes actively to the School.
The recipient takes an active role in fixtures, training and House sport that will take priority over external activities, except in the event of a clash through selection for representative teams at county level or above and it is agreed by the Head of Sport.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be pre-screened and not all candidates may be invited to attend the assessment day. Please consider carefully what is included in the personal statement so that it accurately reflects the candidate’s achievements and aspirations. All applications require supporting documentary evidence, including reports from the candidate’s club(s) and current school. In some cases, submission of video evidence may be appropriate.
Pre-screened candidates will be invited to attend a set half-day assessment with the Sport Department who will consider their skills and potential. During the assessment, candidates will be observed in a number of different activities to include demonstration of set skills and their application in small-sided games, allowing accurate assessment to be made. Candidates will also participate in fitness tests, for example in speed and agility using speed gates.
Attendance on the assessment day will not guarantee a successful application. We recognise, however, that children develop and mature at different rates and unsuccessful applicants will be encouraged to reapply when appropriate.
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