Scholarships are currently available for Academic, Art, Music, Sport, Drama (16+ only) and Design Technology (16+ only).
To be considered for a Kingston Grammar School Scholarship, the candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to, and enthusiasm for, their chosen scholarship and also be willing to contribute to the active life of our community. They must also satisfy the academic requirements as assessed in the school entrance examinations and interviews.
The award of a scholarship is not dependent upon parental income and may be augmented by a means-tested bursary.
Academic Scholarships are by invitation only. Candidates who achieve a high standard in the 11+ entrance examination are invited to the Academic Scholarship assessment day in December. Successful 10+ candidates will be invited to take part in further assessments in Year 6 which may lead into qualification for the Academic Scholarship assessment day.
13+ and 16+ Academic Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Head Master based on performance in the admissions process.
At 11+, 13+ and 16+, a digital folder of artwork should be submitted in advance of the in-person assessment. A shortlist of candidates will be selected from these submissions and invited to attend a practical workshop.
A folder of work should be brought on the day of workshop assessment. This may contain the same work as submitted in the digital folder and should include up to a maximum of 12 drawings, paintings and other artwork completed in school and at home during the previous two years. There is no specific requirement for what the folder might contain but it should help to illustrate the candidate’s enthusiasm and talent in Art. Sketchbooks often provide a useful focus for discussion during the interview, which will take place on the same assessment day. Folders containing work should be clearly labelled with the candidate’s name and date of birth. Models, sculptures, wooden or glass-framed pictures will not be accepted; however, photographs of such artefacts are most welcome and worthy of inclusion.
Art Scholars are selected based on an excellent folder of work, workshop and interview. The folder of work is to be left after the scholarship assessment day and can be collected the following week.
Scholarships are awarded to those who show outstanding potential on an instrument, preferably orchestral. As a guide, candidates should have achieved a good pass at Grade 5 standard at age 11 and Grade 7 at 16. Ability to play a second instrument is desirable, though not essential. Auditions will consist of:
Candidates will be asked to submit a video recording playing a piece on their main study. A shortlist of candidates will then be selected from these submissions and invited to an audition.
Auditions will consist of:
• Performance of one prepared piece for main instrument (an accompanist may be provided)
• Sight reading
• Aural tests, including singing
• Performance of prepared piece on second instrument or voice (if applicable). If a second instrument or voice is not being offered, two pieces on the main instrument should be prepared
• An interview with the Director of Music
Sports scholarships are awarded to those who show outstanding potential in one or more sports. We are looking for pupils with athleticism, who will be role models in their year and demonstrate a passion for sport. Scholars will be offered mentoring, access to regular workshops, S&C provision and regular support as they represent the school and hopefully progress towards performance pathways.
At 11+ pupils are invited to express their interest as part of the application process. Following the entrance examination, selected pupils will attend an initial assessment day where they are assessed on movement, hand-eye co-ordination, as well as communication and leadership skills. Candidates are then shortlisted for a second assessment, which is sport specific and will allow pupils the opportunity to demonstrate their skill and aptitude in a variety of sports offered.
Applicants at 13+ and 16+ are also able to express their interest in a sport scholarship and will be assessed on an individual basis depending on their chosen sports. Assessment will take place during the second half of the Autumn term.
Begin the Application Process for Scholarships
If you would like to register your child for a scholarship, you will first need to register using our online form here.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the team.