From the Royal Northern College of Music, and Oxford University, to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Army and a host of other destinations – there is no limit to where a scholarship at Giggleswick can take you.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit. Awards are not means-tested and are open to internal and external candidates.
Each year there are approximately 20 – 25 scholarship awards available across the three year groups – Year 7, Year 9 and Lower Sixth. Examples, but by no means an exhaustive list, of those eligible to qualify for a scholarship include:
A child showing a particular talent in and passion for Art. Candidates will have begun to build a portfolio and can demonstrate evidence of personal commitment, shown in work completed outside of school.
A child representing his or her county at a particular sport – or for whom this looks likely in future.
A child who plays two instruments outside school and, at Year 7, has achieved Grade 3 with merit or distinction.
A child who is predicted 7 A* grades at GCSE.
A child who is making above average academic progress in at least one subject, particularly Sport, Music, or Drama and is predicted 5 A* grades at GCSE.
A Scholarship does not just mean a discount on school fees but expert tuition and dedicated tutors from the Scholar’s department as well as opportunities to gain experience in industries associated with that department and access to Higher Education departments’ specilising in the Scholar’s area. For example, Academic Scholars will join the School’s Aspire programme, discussing cross-curricular topics, attending weekly seminars and an annual trip to Oxford or Cambridge University.
Scholarship exams and assessments are taken in the year preceding entry to Year 7 (11+), Year 9 (13+), and Lower Sixth (16+) and are offered in the following categories: Academic, All-Rounder, Music, Sport, plus Art (Year 9 and L6), and Design and Drama (L6).
How to Apply for a Scholarship
If you feel your child may qualify for a Scholarship please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org outlining your child’s area of excellence and age so we can arrange a good time for you and your family to visit the School. If both the School and yourself feel Giggleswick would work well you will need to register for a scholarship by completing the registration form, a scholarship application form and paying the £150 registration fee. Your child will then be invited back to sit an entrance exam, have an assessment in the relevant department and to meet the Headmaster.
You must submit your registration and scholarship forms at least three weeks prior to the relevant assessment dates. Assessment dates usually take place in the January of the year of entry, for example, for entry in September 2018 scholarship assessments will take place in January 2018. References will be taken up with the candidate’s current School on receipt of the above forms.