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Drama scholarships worth up to 5% of fees are available. These awards are based on individual and group auditions as well as an interview. Drama scholarships are available to both external applicants and pupils progressing from the Senior School.

Canterbury TalesThe role of drama and theatre scholars

Our Drama and theatre scholars are expected to take part actively and contribute to a wide range of Drama & Theatre enrichment activities.

To apply for a Drama and theatre scholarship, all applicants should download the application form or contact the admissions office to request the forms.

In addition to this ‘acting’ applicants should provide details of two contrasting audition speeches, both of their own choice. They should submit a written account of their theatrical experience, including details of roles played in specific productions. These should be submitted with your application form to

Auditions and interview

During their individual audition, applicants will have the opportunity to perform their monologue which will be followed by an interview with the Curriculum Leader of Drama. Applicants may also be invited to take part in a group workshop which does not require any preparation.


Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in early December. The Principal’s decision is final. We do not disclose marks, grades or rankings. Successful applicants are required to accept or decline scholarships by early January.

Having accepted a scholarship for the Stephen Perse Sixth Form, applicants are required to withdraw from the application/scholarship process of all other schools and colleges. External applicants must meet the academic requirements for entry to the Stephen Perse Sixth Form.

Details of all key scholarship examination, audition and interview dates are available here.

Please note that auditions and interviews relating to applications for other scholarships and awards may take place on a different day from the academic scholarships and external applicant entrance tests; therefore external applicants must be available for both in order to be considered. External applicants must pass normal entrance assessments to be offered a place at the Sixth Form.

When an external applicant is applying for an occasional vacancy after the formal period for application and testing has elapsed, an application for an art, drama, music or sport scholarship may only be considered if awards remain outstanding. Academic scholarships and Foundation awards are not available for applicants who do not sit the entrance examinations and attend interviews on the designated day.

Scholarships, which are not means tested, may be held in more than one discipline simultaneously and may be combined with financial assistance (in the form of a bursary).