Senior School Scholarships are available to boys for entry at Year 7. Academic Scholarships are awarded on the basis of excellence in the January entrance exams. Scholarships may also be awarded in Art, Drama, Music or Sports, subject to availability.
Prep School Scholarships are available to boys and girls for entry into Year 3. The 7+ entrance assessments are held in November and students must have passed this standard Cranmore entry assessment prior to sitting for a scholarship.
Scholarships will be awarded annually, at the Headmaster’s discretion, for pupils joining Year 3. These awards are intended to recognise outstanding potential for high achievement in academic, musical or sports endeavours. These awards are open to both internal and external candidates who must be less than eight years of age at the time of the assessment.
Academic Scholarship Awards
This assessment consists of five elements:
- Written Maths paper and mental arithmetic test
- Written English paper which includes a comprehension exercise and creative writing
- Written exercise based on critical thinking
- Meeting with the Head of the Junior Department
- Report from the Headteacher of the candidate’s current school (external candidates only)
Candidates will be assessed by the Director of Music. This will normally include a short performance by the candidate in their chosen instruments, normally TWO including voice if appropriate. In addition, testimonials in support of the application from relevant external third parties will be taken into consideration. School fees will be adjusted accordingly to represent the amount awarded but subsidised peripatetic lessons will not form part of the award.
Candidates will be assessed by the Director of Sport. This will normally include a series of practical activities which are designed to determine a candidate’s agility, co-ordination and practical skills. In addition, testimonials in support of the application from relevant external third parties will be taken into consideration.
Any award made will be honoured from the time it takes effect until the pupil leaves the school subject to the pupil’s conduct, application and performance being satisfactory. In addition, both the pupil and his/her parents must give their full support to the school’s policies and procedures.