11+ 13+ and 16+ Scholarships and Awards

Queen's College Scholarships and Awards recognise exceptional aptitude and talent in a chosen area. The purpose of these awards is to attract students who:

  • Have a strong desire and enthusiasm for learning
  • Are resourceful about the ways they acquire their knowledge and understanding of the world around them
  • Are prepared to build on the skills we teach and reach the highest standards in their work, whether in the classroom, on the sports fields, the stage, the art studios or in the Music School

We invite talented and enthusiastic candidates to apply for one or more of the scholarships available. There is no separate application for an All Rounder award. This is awarded at the Headmaster's discretion to candidates who excel in two or more chosen areas.

Please ensure that the candidate's Headteacher is aware of your application for a Queen's College Scholarship – we will contact them for a reference as part of the admissions procedure.

The Admissions Registrar will be pleased to arrange an individual visit for your family and a taster day for the candidate prior to the scholarship assessments.

Candidates who win an award are automatically eligible for a mean-tested assisted place in addition to the value of the scholarship award. Parents of candidates who are likely to require financial assistance should contact the Admissions Registrar to request a financial application form, which should be completed and submitted at the same time as the scholarship application.

As a general guideline, major scholarships are worth up to 25% of fees and minor scholarships 10%, irrespective of family means.


Bursaries are generally awarded to families already at Queen’s College who fall on hard times and are means-tested annually. All applications are considered by a bursary committee headed up by the Business Director. In addition, pupils who may not be scholars are welcome to apply for a means-tested bursary.


Applications are encouraged from local pupils who would like to join a vibrant, welcoming community and follow a personalised path of education.

This award supports students from Somerset, who would benefit from a Senior School education at Queen’s College. Whatever their special talent or potential, Queen’s would be delighted to meet interested pupils and their families.

It is a means-tested, bursarial-supported award up to 100% of fees.

To apply, email registrar@queenscollege.co.uk - closing date April 30th 2017.

Key Dates

To register your interest, please contact Sarah Frost, Senior School Registrar on 01823 340830 or email registrar@queenscollege.org.uk.

11+ Key Dates (final dates to be confirmed)

Deadline for scholarship applications: December 2017

Exams and Assessments Day: January 2018

Interviews: January 2018

13+ Key Dates (final dates to be confirmed)

Deadline for scholarship applications: February 2018.

Exams and Assessments Day: February 2018

Interviews: March 2018

16+ Schedule (final dates to be confirmed)

Sixth Form Open Evening: October 2017

Sixth Form Introduction and Taster Day: November 2017 

Deadline for scholarship applications: November 2017

Exams and Assessments Day: November 2017

Interviews with Head and Head of Sixth Form - December 2017

Available Scholarships

Academic Scholarships
These are awarded on the basis of performance in tests set by the College, interviews and previous school reports. Scholarships will normally be held throughout the pupil's school career but are subject to annual review against progress and effort.

Art Scholarships
Scholarships in Art will be granted on the basis of the pupil's portfolio of work and an interview with the Head of Art. Queen's is a leading centre for the visual Arts in Somerset and hosts the Quartz Festival exhibitions of paintings and sculpture every Autumn. Many Art scholars from the school have gone on to study at major art colleges and pursue careers in Fine Art or Graphic Design.

Music Scholarships
Queen's Music scholars contribute immeasurably to the life of the school via their leading roles in our orchestras, bands and choirs. Many also play in ensembles such as the National Youth Orchestra and the County Orchestra. All school groups make frequent visits to play and sing in Somerset and beyond.

Performing Arts Scholarships
Young people with a particular interest in Drama, Dance or the technical aspects of performance are invited to apply for Performing Arts scholarships. Queen's has an outstanding reputation for the quality of its productions and scholars are generally at the heart of these shows. Most years see a student go on to study at a major school such as the Guildhall or Bristol Old Vic.

Sports Scholarships
Queen's College sportsmen and women have many proud achievements ranging from Commonwealth gold medals to international and national honours. Young people with a particular talent and commitment to any of our major sports - rugby, hockey, cricket, netball, tennis, athletics and swimming - are invited to attend trials for a scholarship at any one of the three age bands



School Office: +44 (0)1823 272559 contact@queenscollege.org.uk

School Office: +44 (0)1823 272559 contact@queenscollege.org.uk