16+ Scholarships

Scholars are the heart of everything we do and stand for at Queen’s College. They are important to us as they work hard and promote the qualities that make Queen’s an individual school with family values. Working alongside other talented pupils is part of the challenge and creates a vibrant experience for our scholars.

Queen's College Scholarships 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 encourage our scholars to do the very best they can at all times. We want them to become individuals who will match or exceed our expectations. We support them and develop their potential and, in return, we expect a great deal from them. Our aspiration is that they will contribute to the Queen’s community and be an inspiration to those around them.

If you think you would take up the challenge of being a scholar at Queen’s then please apply. We welcome applicants with a proven excellence and clear potential in the area of your specialism. We are keen to encourage you to apply if you are a top musician who also loves playing sport; an academic that is also appreciative of the arts or an excellent sportsman or woman who could lead a debate. Queen’s students contribute to the richness of the community and our scholars are there to be trail blazers to lead the way to set the standards.

Please ensure that your Head Teacher 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 team will be pleased to arrange an individual visit for your family and a taster day for the candidate prior to the scholarship assessments.

All candidates are welcome to apply 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 Admissions 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.

CLICK HERE to download our Scholarships Registration Form.

Scholarships are available in the following areas - Academic, Art, Music, Performing Arts, Sport 

Key Dates

16+ (for entry into the Sixth Form)

Deadline for scholarship applications: November 16th, 2018

Exams and Assessment Day (including Interviews): November 20th and 24th, 2018.

For the 16+ Scholarship Information Pack, please CLICK HERE

To download a Scholarship application form, please CLICK HERE

To register your interest, please contact our Admissions Manager on 01823 340830 or email admissions@queenscollege.org.uk

PLEASE NOTE: All entry must take assessments and the dates for these are November 10th, 17th and 24th. If these dates are not possible, please do contact Admissions to arrange a suitable time.

Sidney Lawton Music Trust

The Sidney Lawton Music Trust was established by Sidney Lawton, Director of Music at Queen’s College from 1947-1980, who was a highly published and respected musician and teacher.

Founded in 1989, the Trust’s primary aim is to help students at Queen’s College develop their musical talent. It administers funds to help young people at the school to enjoy and benefit from musical experiences which, owing to financial circumstances, they would not otherwise have been able to access.

Since its founding, the Trust has supported numerous students with grants to enable them to study musical instruments as well as supporting individual projects to further enhance the musical life of the College; many of these recipients have now gone on to careers in music themselves.

The Trust has also undertaken related projects to support music at Queen’s. Recent support has included the purchase of new instruments including clarinets, saxophones, French horns and viola, plus a contribution to the purchase of the Steinway Model D piano in the Queens Hall.

The Trust has supported a number of specialist music events, including workshops with the pianist Tom Poster, Janet Shell, Anna Markland, Tim Lowe, Fine Arts Brass, the Coull Quartet and the Pocket Opera Company. It has also sponsored students to go on the various music tours abroad organised by the College.

Applications are received through the Director of Music who presents them to the Trust for consideration. Once awarded a grant, a student is expected to contribute to and play a full and involved part in the musical life of the College, thus benefiting themselves and the wider community.

If you would like to know more about the Sidney Lawton Trust and how to apply for a grant, please contact the Director of Music, Ed Jenkins at eoj@queenscollege.org.uk

Bursaries

Any applicants for a place at Queen's College are welcome to apply for a means-tested bursarial award.

All applications are considered by a bursary committee.

Please contact the Admissions team for more information about the bursary process - email admissions@queenscollege.co.uk.

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