We are in the fortunate position to be able to offer a number of small scholarships to Year 7 entrants each year, if there are suitable candidates. Academic Scholarships and Specialist Scholarships in Art, Drama, Music or Sport are available.
Suitable candidates, identified from the results from the entrance assessments, the interview and the reference from the current school are invited to sit the Academic Scholarship assessments. Each girl will be invited to participate in English, Mathematics and Science. These assessments will be more open ended, and are designed to select the most academically gifted students. Academic Scholarship Examinations for September entry will take place in January/February.
Candidates for an Art Scholarship are asked to bring a portfolio of their work to discuss with the Head of Art and Design, and are given a specific task to complete.
Candidates for a Drama Scholarship will be expected to attend an interview and audition performance of a solo speech of approximately 2 minutes, participate in a drama workshop and write a letter outlining her passion for and achievements in drama. She should include in her letter previous drama and /or musical theatre experience, including her participation in: school plays (and roles), arts festivals, drama clubs and LAMDA grades.
Music Scholarship candidates are expected to have an audition with the Director of Music, in their chosen instrument(s) or vocally. Instrumentalists should be minimum Grade 4 level, and singers should be experienced and have potential. We are looking for enthusiasm and musicality as well as a commitment to the musical life of the School.
Candidates for a Sports Scholarship will be expected to participate in an endurance run, agility test and a timed sprint; she will also be assessed on her netball ability and participate in a field lacrosse session. If the applicant has previously played netball, she must be in the school’s ‘A’ team and/or be of an exceptionally high standard in an alternative sport. Candidates may show additional sports e.g tennis, dance, gymnastics if they are of a very high standard. We are looking for versatile athletes who can represent the school in a variety of sports; candidates must be passionate and committed to their sporting endeavours. There is an expectation that scholars regularly attend the extra-curricular sporting programme and competition schedules; they are expected to represent Abbot’s Hill in a range of sports.
As part of the application, your daughter should provide a letter and/or resumé outlining her current participation in sport and previous achievements.
*Scholarships take the form of a percentage reduction of School Fees usually between 5 -10% and are held for the time your daughter remains at Abbot’s Hill, subject to continuous progress judged to be satisfactory in the view of the Head.*