Scholarships at Warminster School are awarded to recognise and acknowledge outstanding ability, attitude, leadership and potential.
- Warminster Scholarship
Academic scholarship interviews and assessments are by invitation only, following results of the entrance test.
The Warminster Scholarship recognises we are a school that focuses on a broad and holistic education. We celebrate and encourage pupils who push themselves in different directions and try new things. This ‘all-rounder’ scholarship clearly links to our ethos and approach, where we value what happens outside the classroom as much as what happens inside it. This is to recognise pupils with a broad range of talents. Pupils should select one major and one minor subject from the above list.
**Parents of Year 6 pupils at Warminster Prep, who wish their child to be considered for a scholarship should discuss this initially with the Head of Prep.
For all other scholarships, candidates are welcome to apply. This includes Year 6 pupils at Warminster Prep. Candidates may apply for or a maximum of two scholarships.
Scholarships are generally only offered to pupils at entry into:
Year 7 (11+)
Year 9 (13+)
Pupils joining the School in the Sixth Form (16+) and who wish to apply for a scholarship, should discuss this with the Admissions Team in the first instance. A pupil joining the School outside the standard entry points of Year 7, Year 9 or Year 12 may, in certain circumstances, be considered for a scholarship. The decision is at the discretion of the Headmaster and should initially be discussed with the Admissions Office.
Scholarships are awarded annually by the Headmaster and the children will be assessed through tests, exams or observation. They may also be interviewed and references from their current school will be required. Candidates for scholarship must be recommended by their current headteacher.
On very rare occasions, a scholarship may be awarded to a pupil already at the School (usually as he or she moves into the Sixth Form). These will only be in exceptional cases and for outstanding levels of performance and only on the recommendation of the respective head of department.
Scholars are expected to maintain their commitment to the particular area of scholarship (Expectations of Scholars) and to be a role model and ambassador for it at all times. While it is usually the case that a scholarship will be held throughout that pupil’s time at the School, all awards are subject to an annual review by the respective head of department (or Deputy Head (Academic) for academic scholars).
The annual review covers issues such as attitude, commitment and participation and is designed to check that reasonable progress is being maintained in those areas of school life which are relevant. Retaining a scholarship is subject to the Headmaster’s approval and in some cases will depend on the pupil studying that subject at GCSE or A level. In the rare event that a pupil fails to meet and/or maintain the criteria specified, the award may be removed.
All scholarship assessments take place at Warminster and are conducted by the relevant head of department. Candidates are encouraged to contact the relevant head of department with any questions. Scholarship assessment criteria in each specialism may be downloaded below.
Scholarship application forms should be returned by the deadline of 16th October 2020.
For September 2021 entry, Scholarship Day usually takes place in January, however, arrangements will be made virtually this year.
*All awards are subject to an annual review