Scholarships and Bursaries
Shoreham College offers a new range of scholarships that will become active from September 2016 for pupils entering Years 7 & 9.
Pupils in the Junior School here at Shoreham will be offered the opportunity to put themselves forward for them in Year 6, once they have been nominated by Mrs Stokes and her team. Mrs Stokes, our Assistant Head, Early Years and Key Stage 1&2, will draw up a short list of pupils who will be recommended to the Headmaster. These candidates will then continue with the application process.
The scholarships available will be:
- up to two art scholars, (music, drama and art) for those who are exceptional in two or more disciplines;
- up to two sport scholars, who are highly proficient in at least two Shoreham College sports;
- up to three academic scholars who score at least 120 in two or more standardised tests (usually Verbal Reasoning and Non Verbal Reasoning) and who perform very well in English, mathematics and science testing, usually to A or A* standard for that year group. In other words, academic scholars will be those who show real and significant potential with regard to GCSEs and beyond.
- up to two all-rounders: pupils who show leadership quality, proficiency in sport, music, drama and who are promising academically.
Art scholars tend to be those who are seen to be exceptional performers and/or artists: they are pupils who stand out from the crowd, in a very real sense, as dramatists, singers, performers, painters or musicians. Their work, across more than one area, is outstanding.
Sport scholars are usually young people who are exceptional in several sports and play at a high level of club sport, or in county squads and often hold captaincies and the like, in addition.
Academic scholars tend to be those who have been recognised early on in their school careers as one who might go on to A-levels and potentially a Russell Group university. They are very much in the top 10% of a year group.
All-rounders are those who are genuinely good at a wide range of disciplines and who show real leadership potential. They may have held positions of responsibility in their current schools e.g. form captains, prefects etc.
The scholarship processes will be explained in an application pack that the candidates officially selected will then receive.
The deadline for receipt of the full scholarship application form and supporting evidence, for all types of scholarship, varies from year to year (normally in the Lent term). Please contact the school for details..
The results and interviews will then be considered by the Headmaster, working in conjunction with the General Manager (Clerk to Governors) and the Chair of the F&GP Committee.
Parents will be notified of the success or otherwise of the candidates’ applications within two weeks of the close of the application process.