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:

  • strive for excellence in their thinking and creativity
  • wish to be thoughtful, confident, reliant young people wanting to take places as leaders of society in the future
  • have a strong moral and spiritual fibre

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 Head Teacher's discretion to candidates who excel in two or more chosen areas.

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

Wesleyan Award

Applications for a Wesleyan Award 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 the South West 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 

Assisted Places and Bursary Support

Means tested financial support is made at the discretion of the College.

It is in place to support pupils who will flourish within the Queen’s community, who, without this assistance, would be unable to access such educational opportunities.  

It is possible for a pupil to obtain a scholarship in addition to a means tested award.  Means tested assessments are undertaken on an annual basis.

Key Dates

11+ Key Dates 

Deadline for scholarship applications: December 2017

Exams and Interviews: January 2018

13+ Key Dates (final dates to be confirmed)

Deadline for scholarship applications: February 2018.

Exams and Interviews February and March 2018

16+ Schedule

Sixth Form Open Evening: October 2017

Deadline for scholarship applications: November 2017

Exams and Interviews: November and December 2017


To register your interest, please call 01823 340830 or email



School Office: +44 (0)1823 272559

School Office: +44 (0)1823 272559