Warminster School offers scholarships for excellence in Academic subjects, Music, Sport, Drama, Art and Design Technology.
Scholarships are designed to reward excellence and to celebrate exceptional talent. In recognition of this achievement, the scholar is typically offered a reduction in fees. Music scholars may be offered free tuition in up to two musical instruments. We encourage parents of Scholars who anticipate that they will experience difficulty in meeting the balance of the tuition fees to apply at the same time for one of the School’s means-tested bursaries.
Candidates who are awarded academic scholarships are selected from the most outstanding performers in the entrance examinations.
Music scholarships are awarded to musicians showing promise and very good ability. Candidates for Year 7 entrance would be expected to have reached the standard of approximately Grade 4 (the exam would not have to have been taken); for Sixth Form, the minimum standard is Grade 6. Candidates will be required to perform two contrasting pieces and there will also be aural and sight reading tests. Further details of requirements will be supplied on application. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm for and commitment to, music and will be expected to make a contribution to the musical life of the School throughout their time at Warminster. The KS3 music curriculum actively allows for extending the skill and knowledge of the most able musicians.
Sports scholarships are awarded to outstanding, all-round sportsmen/women who have achieved a high level of competence in two or more sports offered by the school. Applicants will be assessed and interviewed by the Director of Sport, and will be expected to demonstrate qualities of leadership and team play of a very high order. They will be expected to make a contribution to the sporting life of the school throughout their time at Warminster.
Candidates wishing to be considered for a Scholarship in Drama must be able to demonstrate that he/she has an interest in the subject. This may take the form of, involvement in school productions or local theatre events, examinations in speech, dance or performance areas, an enthusiasm for the subject or an interest in plays, musicals, circus work, mime or mask work.
Candidates applying for an Art Award should show a very high ability and genuine enthusiasm for the subject, which is demonstrated in and outside the classroom. It is expected that the candidate will be able to discuss their portfolio work, talk about key artists that they admire or have influenced them and demonstrate a real enthusiasm for the subject.
Candidates applying for a Design and Technology Award should show creative ability within design and genuine enthusiasm for all aspects of the subject, which is demonstrated in and outside the classroom. On the Awards Day the Head of Design and Technology will interview the candidate. It is expected that the candidate will be able to discuss the examples of work they have brought with them, discussing materials and processes used, talk about good design in common products and demonstrate their enthusiasm for the subject.
30 January Assessment Day
6 February Scholarship Day