Sport scholarships worth up to 5% of fees are available. The awards are based on supporting evidence and an interview. Sport scholarships are available to both external applicants and pupils progressing from the Senior School.
The role of sport scholars
Sport scholarship holders are expected to play a full role in the sporting life of the Foundation. Scholarship holders are expected to commit themselves to school club practices and fixtures taking place during the week and on Saturdays.
To apply for a Sport scholarship applicants, internal applicants should download the application form here or contact the admissions office to request the forms. External applicants when registering via our online admissions portal will be given the opportunity to choose to apply for a scholarship - the scholarship form will then be made available in the checklist items. All applicants should submit a letter with their application form, outlining skills and experience and provide supporting testimonials. This letter should be uploaded to the admission portal.
Applicants should currently play at County level or above in at least one of our major sports, such as hockey, netball, cricket or tennis. We will consider other sports on an individual basis if at regional standard or above. Applicants will then be short-listed for interview.
During an interview with the Head of Sport, short-listed applicants will have the opportunity to discuss their skills and experience as described in their letter and supporting testimonials. Applicants may also wish to bring a portfolio of evidence with them to the interview. Please note it will not be necessary to submit a portfolio of evidence in advance of the interview itself. Interviews will take place at the Senior School.
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 6th Form College, 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.
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 College.
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).