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Foundation awards are made in recognition of an outstanding contribution to school or community. They are available at both the Senior School and the Sixth Form. Foundation awards are available to both external applicants and pupils progressing from Rosedale House, Dame Bradbury's or the Senior School.


To apply for a Foundation award, please download the scholarship application form from our website.  All scholarship forms must be returned to the Admissions Registrar at before the closing date.  All applicants should submit a letter with their application form outlining what they have been doing and the contribution they have made. Applicants may wish to comment on any leadership roles they have taken and initiatives they have started.

In order to provide as much detail as possible, applicants may also wish to provide a portfolio of evidence to include, for example, a reference from a club leader or teacher.  The portfolio of evidence should be uploaded to the admissions portal. 

Applicants will be shortlisted for an interview.


During an interview, shortlisted applicants will have the opportunity to discuss their experiences as described in their scholarship application form, letter and (where applicable) portfolio of evidence. 

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, a scholarship application 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).