These awards are not means-tested, but are limited in financial value and generally worth around 5% of the annual school fees.
In Years 7 and 9 we award Academic and Music Scholarships. All candidates who sit our entrance tests are automatically considered for an Academic Scholarship and there is no need to apply. Applications are required for the Music Scholarships. The deadline for Year 7 and Year 9 Music Scholarship applications for entry in 2020 is 1 December 2019. Please complete the Music Scholarship form and return it to the Admissions Office with your child’s registration form by the registration deadline.
Download a copy of the music scholarship form
Candidates who are offered a school place following our academic entrance assessment process will be invited to take part in auditions in February, by arrangement with the Director of Music. The audition will be on a candidate’s main instrument (and a second instrument if they have one). Singing may be offered, either as a main or secondary component. There will also be a sight-reading exercise and an aural test.
As a guide Year 7 candidates should have reached Grade 5 standard or higher on at least one instrument, and Year 9 candidates will have reached Grade 6 or higher.
Music scholars will be expected to join in as many of the School’s musical activities as possible throughout their time at Perse including those which take place on Saturdays. We hope that they will learn at least one instrument in School rather than outside. Parents are asked to discuss any potential clashes with musical commitments outside school and any concerns about instrumental teaching requirements, with the Director of Music in advance of the scholarship auditions.