Assisted Scholarships

We are able to offer a small number of assisted scholarship places to pupils joining us in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 in September 2019. These will take the form of a certain reduction in fees.

A decision to offer an assisted scholarship will be based on the combined information gathered from assessment scores, means testing family income and an interview with the pupil.

If you would like to apply for this financial assistance, in the first instance you should express your interest to our Registrar, Mrs Wendy Spencer ([email protected]) when you book your child on to the assessment day. This takes place on Saturday 19 January. Mrs Spencer will also send you some documentation to complete and return to enable your application to be means tested.

The assessment day comprises two parts, one is a computer adaptive baseline test which covers maths, verbal and non-verbal reasoning followed by a spelling and reading test and an essay based task.

Your child will then have an informal interview with either Dr Murphy, Headmaster or Miss Grace Davies, Senior Deputy Head.

You will be notified of the final outcome of your application for an assisted scholarship by the end of February.

St Catherine’s Scholarship

By definition assisted scholarships rest in part on a proven need for financial assistance. You are however welcome to enter your child for a St Catherine’s Scholarship. There is no fee remission attached to these scholarships but all our St Catherine’s Scholars are automatically admitted to our St Catherine’s Society under the guidance of our Director of Teaching and Learning, Mr Ritchie Gale.

For more information or to register your interest please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Spencer via email to [email protected] or telephone her on 01509 638280.

Music Scholarships (Loughborough Schools Foundation Music)

Music Scholarships are available at Year 7, Year 9 and Year 12. We welcome applications from both internal and external candidates; an offer of a scholarship is conditional on gaining entry to one of the Loughborough Schools Foundation.

Music Scholarships are available by audition in January to exceptional practical musicians, whether instrumentalists or vocalists. They provide the framework for a comprehensive partnership between the pupil and the Music School. Music Scholarships will be tenable for the duration of a pupil’s time at any of the Loughborough Schools Foundation, subject to annual review, and comprise free individual music tuition on principal and second study, individually tailored support with performance practice, music theory and aural skills, unrivalled ensemble experience and full access to the Enhanced Music Programme (see below). Scholars must be enthusiastic and able musicians, who can demonstrate their passion for the subject as well as their technical skill. They will be mentored throughout their time at school to ensure they become the best musicians that they can be. Competition for scholarships is very fierce and they are strictly limited in number.

Successful scholarship applicants who can only offer a principal study will receive piano tuition or musicianship as their second study; single study pianists would receive second-study tuition either in singing or on an endangered instrument.

Auditions will take place in January 2019.