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Scholarships at Thorpe Hall School

Thorpe Hall School is keen to support academic high achievers, promising performers, and rising sports stars through our Scholarship Awards.

In recognition and encouragement of pupils who show real talent and potential for excellence, we are pleased to offer academic, sports and performing arts scholarships for entry into different age groups as listed below.

Award Discounts – Awards will be given based on individual pupil ability, and THS scholarships can carry up to 50% maximum discount on fees. The scholarship will remain in place up until the end of Year 6 for those entering our Preparatory School, and the end of Year 11 for those entering our Senior school, provided that the student continues to meet all the requirements of their Scholarship award.

The Scholarship Awards Application Process

  1. Complete the relevant scholarship application form below (all candidates). The application deadline is Tuesday 14th May 2024.
  2. Visit the School (external candidates only) to take a tour prior to a scholarship assessment. Tours can be arranged by contacting our admissions team at scholarships@thorpehallschool.co.uk or calling 01702 582340
  3. Attend a THS Scholarship Assessment (or Prep Plus Assessment). Assessment days will take place at different times of the academic year – the latest assessment dates are published below.
  4. If you are awarded a Scholarship, you will be invited to complete the relevant admissions steps for your child’s year group of entry. This may include attending our general entrance assessments and/or taster days. Our full admissions steps can be found here

THS Performing Arts Scholarships (Prep)

Successful applicants will be academically able and ambitious and are expected to make a significant contribution to the performing arts life of the School, and in particular, to participate in school productions, showcases, concerts and competitions.

Candidates will have significant strengths in one or more of the following disciplines: drama, dance, music, public speaking etc. It is likely that they will be already playing a major part in their school’s performing arts and be actively involved in relevant activities outside of school. Scholars are expected to take an active and enthusiastic lead with regard to all performing arts activities and events at THS and to be pupils who demonstrate the School’s core values.

Applications will be accepted for children currently in Year 3 or Year 4 only.  Scholarships if awarded will start when successful candidates enter into Year 4 or into Year 5.

 

Performing Arts scholars will be expected to:

  • Be committed to engaging with Performing Arts outside of school (e,g dance, drama, music classes etc.)
  • Maintain an excellent work ethic and exemplary behaviour across all areas of school life.
  • Continue to develop their already established creative ability alongside their academic studies.
  • Demonstrate an ongoing desire to perform to a high standard on stage.
  • Be an ambassador for Performing Arts in and out of school, championing our THS core values.

Any failure to maintain expected standards and behaviours could result in the removal of the scholarship award.

Assessment

The next Performing Arts Scholarship Award Assessment will take place on Wednesday 22nd May 2024, for entry into Year 4 or 5 in September 2024.

View the Performing Arts Assessment Criteria

THS Sports Scholarships (Prep)

Successful applicants will be academically able and ambitious and are expected to make a significant contribution to the sporting life of the School, and in particular to the major games offered.

It is likely that successful applicants will already be playing a significant part in their school sport teams and performing at club level or above. Scholars are expected to take an active and enthusiastic lead in all sports at THS, make a positive contribution and demonstrate the THS core values.

Applications will be accepted for children currently in Year 2 or Year 4 only.  Scholarships if awarded will start when successful candidates enter into Year 3 or into Year 5.

 

Sports scholars will be expected to:

  • Be committed to engaging with sports outside of school participating in team or individual disciplines.
  • Maintain an excellent work ethic and exemplary behaviour across all areas of school life.
  • Continue to develop their already established sporting ability alongside their academic studies.
  • Demonstrate an ongoing desire to perform to a high standard on the field/pitch/court/venue.
  • Be an ambassador for sport in and out of school, championing our THS core values.

Any failure to maintain expected standards and behaviours could result in the removal of the scholarship award.

Assessment

The next Sports Scholarship Award Assessment will take place on Monday 20th May 2024, for entry into Year 3 or Year 5 in September 2024.

Candidates will be assessed on their:

General Athletic Ability

  • Physical and motor skills assessment – in a ball-skills games environment, assessing candidates’ sporting potential and current ability re special awareness, teamwork, comprehension of rules, and coordination – throwing/catching/passing etc.
  • Fitness assessment – for speed, strength and power- and providing a strong indication of athletic talent.

Sport-Specific Ability

  • Candidates will be asked to indicate at least two major THS sports in which they will be assessed – they must choose from:
    Football, Rugby, Cricket, Athletics, Basketball and Netball
  • They will be assessed in their elected sports plus a third activity chosen by THS which will be confirmed on their assessment day.
  • Applications from candidates who demonstrate the ability to compete in THS teams across multiple disciplines will be considered more favourably. However we will consider pupils who excel in other areas as they will often have the potential to transfer skills to our major sports.

THS Sports Scholarships (Senior)

Successful applicants will be academically able and ambitious and are expected to make a significant contribution to the sporting life of the School, and in particular to the major games offered.

It is likely that successful applicants will already be playing a significant part in their school sport teams and performing at club level or above. Scholars are expected to take an active and enthusiastic lead in all sports at THS, make a positive contribution and demonstrate the THS core values.

Applications will be accepted for children currently in Year 6, 7 or 8 only.  Scholarships if awarded will start when successful candidates enter into Year 7, 8 or 9.

Sports scholars will be expected to:

  • Be committed to engaging with sports outside of school participating in team or individual disciplines.
  • Maintain an excellent work ethic and exemplary behaviour across all areas of school life.
  • Continue to develop their already established creative ability alongside their academic studies.
  • Demonstrate an ongoing desire to perform to a high standard on the field/pitch/court/venue.
  • Be an ambassador for sport in and out of school, championing our THS core values.

Any failure to maintain expected standards and behaviours could result in the removal of the scholarship award.

Assessment

The next Sports Scholarship Award Assessment will take place on Monday 20th May 2024 (pm), for entry into Year 7, 8 or 9 in September 2024.

Candidates will be assessed on their:

General Athletic Ability

  • Physical and motor skills assessment – in a ball-skills games environment, assessing candidates’ sporting potential and current ability re special awareness, teamwork, comprehension of rules, and coordination – throwing/catching/passing etc.
  • Fitness assessment – for speed, strength and power- and providing a strong indication of athletic talent.

Sport-Specific Ability

  • Candidates will be asked to indicate at least two major THS sports in which they will be assessed – they must choose from:
    Football, Rugby, Cricket, Athletics, Basketball and Netball
  • They will be assessed in their elected sports plus a third activity chosen by THS which will be confirmed on their assessment day.
  • Applications from candidates who demonstrate the ability to compete in THS teams across multiple disciplines will be considered more favourably.

THS Academic Scholarships (Prep)

Successful applicants will be academically gifted and working at levels in the top 10% nationally for their age.  They will have to demonstrate exceptionally high outcomes in English and mathematics, and also evidence that they have academic flair and the ability to apply reason to academic problems for themselves.

Pupils are expected to show ambition at this young age, and as they progress through the school they will be expected to make a significant contribution to the academic profile of the School.

It is likely that successful applicants will already be identified as academically advanced by their current school. Scholars are expected to take an active and enthusiastic lead in all academic pursuits at THS, make a positive contribution and demonstrate the THS core values.

Applications will be accepted for children currently in Year 2 only. Scholarships if awarded will start when successful candidates enter into Year 3.

 

Academic scholars will be expected to:

  • Be committed to engaging with academic pursuits inside and outside of school (where relevant)
  • Maintain an excellent work ethic and exemplary behaviour across all areas of school life.
  • Continue to develop their abilities in other areas alongside their academic studies.
  • Demonstrate an ongoing ability to work at a high level, way above the average expectations for their current school age.
  • Be an ambassador for THS, championing our THS core values.

Any failure to maintain expected standards and behaviours could result in the removal of the scholarship award.

Assessment

The next Academic Scholarship Award Assessment will take place on Tuesday 21st May 2024 (am), for entry into Year 3 in September 2024.

The assessment will be made in an age appropriate way, to assess the child’s academic ability in
• Mathematics
• English
• Reading, writing and spelling

Candidates will also undertake a verbal and non-verbal reasoning assessment. We are looking for children with demonstrable talent and a grasp of these core subjects that shows understanding expected of children in older age groups. We are also looking for pupils with a clear potential for academic fast-tracking, including the ability to focus, think independently and express ideas.

THS Academic Scholarships (Prep Plus)

We encourage children with academic flair to apply for our Prep Plus programme, Thorpe Hall School’s selective academic stream for grammar preparation with an annual intake in Year 5. Find out more about Prep Plus here.

Scholarships will automatically be awarded to the best performing applicants into our Prep Plus programme.

The Prep Plus course will run over two years from Year 5 to Year 6 and will offer extensive 11+ preparation, an enhanced core curriculum programme and a unique Future Ready programme.

It is likely that successful applicants will already be identified as academically advanced, and classed as 11+ candidates, by their current school. Scholars are expected to take an active and enthusiastic lead in all academic pursuits at THS, make a positive contribution and demonstrate the THS core values.

Applications will be accepted for children currently in Year 4 only.  Scholarships if awarded will start when successful candidates enter into Year 5.

 

Academic scholars will be expected to:

  • Be committed to engaging with academic pursuits inside and outside of school (where relevant)
  • Maintain an excellent work ethic and exemplary behaviour across all areas of school life.
  • Continue to develop their abilities in other areas alongside their academic studies.
  • Work at a demanding pace in their Prep Plus lessons
  • Demonstrate an ongoing ability to work at a high level, both in school and through undertaking independent research
  • Work on content that will place them in the top 10% – 15% of students nationally.
  • Be an ambassador for THS, championing our THS core values.

Any failure to maintain expected standards and behaviours could result in the removal of the scholarship award.

Assessment

The next annual Prep Plus Assessment will take place on Tuesday 21st May 2024 (am), for entry into Year 5 in September 2024.

Entrance Assessments will be taken in:
• Mathematics
• English
• Reading, writing and spelling

Candidates will also undertake a verbal and non-verbal reasoning assessment.  We are looking for all-round academic excellence, flair and the ability to think independently and tackle questions with academic and creative expertise. The assessments are designed to take account of an applicant’s level at the time of the test, rather than where they would be expected to be at entry.

THS Academic Scholarships (Senior)

Successful applicants will be academically gifted and working at levels in the top 10% nationally for their age.  They will have to demonstrate exceptionally high outcomes in English and mathematics, and also evidence that they have academic flair and the ability to apply reason to academic problems for themselves.

Candidates will enter into our THS Grammar Plus cohort for the relevant year. Candidates should have the potential to achieve minimum grade 8s, with a high possibility of achieving grade 9s, across the board. They will need to have the ability to be fast tracked and extended academically. Scholars are expected to take an active and enthusiastic lead in all academic activities, make a positive contribution and demonstrate the THS core values.

Applications will be accepted for children currently in Year 6 only. Scholarships if awarded will start when successful candidates enter into Year 7.

Academic scholars will be expected to:

  • Be committed to engaging with academic pursuits inside and outside of school (where relevant)
  • Maintain an excellent work ethic and exemplary behaviour across all areas of school life.
  • Continue to develop their abilities in other areas alongside their academic studies.
  • Work at a demanding pace in their Grammar Plus lessons
  • Demonstrate an ongoing ability to work at a high level, both in school and through undertaking independent research
  • Work on content that will place them in the top 10% – 15% of students nationally.
  • Be an ambassador for THS, championing our THS core values.

Any failure to maintain expected standards and behaviours could result in the removal of the scholarship award.

Assessment

The next Academic Scholarship Award Assessment will take place on Tuesday 21st May 2024 (pm), for entry into Year 7 in September 2024.

Candidates will be assessed in:
• Mathematics
• English
• Science

Candidates will also undertake a verbal and non-verbal reasoning assessment.