Scholarships

Scholarships and Mary Skill Awards are available for candidates showing excellence in and commitment to Academic subjects, Music, Art, Sport, Design and Technology and Drama. Scholarships can be worth up to 20% off the fees and Mary Skill Awards up to £2000, details of which of which can be found below. Our Scholarship Booklet for 2019 entry, with full details, will be available on this page soon.

All awards make a student eligible to apply for additional financial support through a means-tested top-up bursary.

Bursary Information


Scholarship & Award Details

Prep Scholarships (Year 7 entry)

Academic

Top performing candidates in the Standard Entry Assessment will be invited to apply for an Academic Scholarship. Examinations are taken in English, Mathematics (of 11+ Grammar School entry standard), Science and Problem-Solving (which tests logic and deduction, rather than scientific knowledge).

  • Up to 20% off fees per annum*
  • Pupils gain automatic entry to the Very Able Pupils (VAP) Programme
  • Scholarship certificate

Music

Candidates who possess genuine musical promise in two or more instruments (which may include voice), may apply for a Music Scholarship. The essential quality is musical promise. Applications are welcomed from all musically talented children, irrespective of formal examinations taken. As a guideline, the standard is near or above the standard of the Associated Board Grade IV examination in two or more instruments (which may include voice). It is not necessarily essential for the examination to have been taken. Candidates slightly below this level but showing exceptional promise should not be deterred from applying. In the case of a recently begun second or third instrument, a testimonial from a musician or teacher of standing, confirming the candidate's likely progress would be an acceptable alternative to a performance at audition.

Parents in any doubt at all regarding their child's suitability to apply for a Music Scholarship are invited to contact Mr Owen Rees, the Director of Preparatory School Music, for an informal discussion. He can be contacted via the Preparatory School Office on 01371 822610/822613 or by e-mail at ocr@felsted.org.

  • Up to 20% off fees per annum throughout school career*
  • Up to 2 free music lessons per week at Felsted OR up to £5,000 per annum towards the fees to attend the Junior Guildhall School of Music on Saturdays during term time, following a successful audition
  • Real opportunity for development and performance
  • Scholarship certificate

Mary Skill Awards

These Awards are named after Mary Skill and her family, generous benefactors to the School. Mary particularly wished to provide able children with the opportunity to enjoy a Felsted education. Mary Skill Awards are offered across a range of disciplines.

Candidates should choose from any of the following academic disciplines, sports or hobbies that can be realistically pursued at Felsted Preparatory School. Please note that those marked with * are the major sporting disciplines at Felsted.

  • All round sport & individual disciplines (Cricket*, Hockey*, Netball*, Rugby*, Tennis*)
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Design, Technology & Engineering (DTE)
  • Digital Learning & Technology (ICT)

If candidates offer Athletics (including High/Long Jump, Sprint and Track), Ballet/Tap, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Swimming or Triathlon they must also include one of the School’s major sporting disciplines.

Key Benefits

  • Up to £2000 per annum off fees
  • Genuine opportunities to develop talent
  • Award certificate

*All Scholarships and Awards may be supplemented by a Bursary, subject to means testing. Terms and conditions apply to all awards and are subject to an annual review. Details of these, along with entrance procedures and assessment dates, can be found at www.felsted.org or obtained from: Admissions Office, Felsted School, Felsted, Essex CM6 3LL. Telephone: 01371 822605 Email: senioradmissions@felsted.org www.felsted.org

Senior Scholarships (Year 9, 10 and 12 entry)

All prospective Scholarship and Award candidates are required to take the Standard Entry Assessment, which includes Verbal Reasoning (all Years), English and Mathematics (Year 9 and 10 entry & IB Diploma)

Academic

Top performing candidates in the Standard Entry Assessment will be invited to apply for an Academic Scholarship. Candidates are expected to be academically able, inquisitive and should, when they leave, be capable of gaining admission to Oxford, Cambridge or other prestigious universities. Year 9 candidates will be assessed in English, Maths and Science. Year 12 candidates will be assessed in two subjects of their choice, which should be subjects they wish to study at A Level or at Higher Level in the IB Diploma.

Hunter & Wallis Academic Scholarships (Year 12 only)

These scholarships will be awarded to pupils showing exceptional talent in Mathematics and Science and whose aspiration is to study these subjects at the highest level at University and beyond. It is expected that the Wallis Scholar will study Mathematics and Further Mathematics at A Level, and that the Hunter Scholar will study at least two of the three Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) at IB Diploma or A Level. Candidates are expected to be academically able and inquisitive and should, when they leave, be capable of gaining admission to Oxford or Cambridge or another top university.

Following a successful standard entry assessment, students may apply for a Wallis or Hunter Scholarship. Potential Wallis Scholars will sit a scholarship paper in Mathematics and a second academic subject that they wish to study at A Level. Potential Hunter Scholars will sit a scholarship paper in two Sciences (Biology, Chemistry or Physics). Candidates will be also interviewed by the Headmaster and Head of Mathematics / Science.

  • Up to 20% off the fees per annum*
  • Enhanced academic programme
  • Membership of Academic Societies
  • Entry to scholars’ programme
  • Scholars’ badge or tie


Find out more about Hunter & Wallis Scholarships


Design & Technology and Art

Candidates need to show an aptitude and genuine interest for either of these disciplines and to be able to submit and discuss a portfolio of their work.

  • Up to 20% off the fees per annum*
  • Genuine opportunities to develop talent
  • Scholars’ badge or tie

Drama

Candidates are expected to have an interest in professional theatre and to have played leading roles in school or other productions. Candidates will be required to perform.

  • Up to 20% off the fees per annum*
  • Genuine opportunities to develop talent and take leading roles
  • Membership of Thespian Society
  • Professional workshops
  • Theatre trips, including premières and backstage access
  • Scholars’ badge or tie

Music

Candidates need to possess musical potential in two or more instruments, which might include voice. Candidates should be of Grade V standard (Year 9 entry) or Grade VII/VIII standard (Lower Sixth entry) or better in at least one instrument.

  • Up to 20% off the fees per annum*
  • up to 2 free music lessons per week OR Up to 20% off the fees per annum* and up to £5,000 per annum towards the fees to attend the Junior Guildhall School of Music on Saturdays during term time, following a successful audition
  • Opportunities to develop and perform
  • Music GCSE, A Level and International Baccalaureate offered
  • Scholars’ badge or tie

Sport

Candidates should be able to show talent in one or more of the School’s major team sports (Cricket, Hockey, Rugby, Netball and Tennis) and will normally have played at county level or above. Talent in other sports will also be considered.

  • Up to 20% off the fees per annum*
  • Tailored coaching programmes
  • Genuine opportunities to shine at a high level
  • In-School performance mentor
  • Scholars’ badge or tie

Mary Skill Awards

If a candidate does not reach the required standard for a Scholarship, they may be offered a Mary Skill Award. These awards are named after Mary Skill and her family, generous benefactors to the School. Mary particularly wished to provide able children with the opportunity to enjoy a Felsted education.

  • Up to £2,000 per annum off fees*
  • Genuine opportunities to develop talent

*All Scholarships and Awards may be supplemented by a Bursary, subject to means testing. Terms and conditions apply to all awards and are subject to an annual review. Details of these, along with entrance procedures and assessment dates, can be found at www.felsted.org or obtained from: Admissions Office, Felsted School, Felsted, Essex CM6 3LL. Telephone: 01371 822605 Email: senioradmissions@felsted.org www.felsted.org

Scholarship Exam Dates


11+ Entry Scholarships - 2019 Entry
Standard Entry Exam1 December 2018
Art, Design Technology & Engineering,
ICT, Drama and Sport
12 January 2019
Academic & Music 15 January 2019

13+ & 16+ Entry Scholarships - 2019 Entry
Music* 19 November 2018
Art 19 November 2018
Design & Technology 19 November 2018
Sport (13+)20 November 2018
Sport (16+) 21 November 2018
Academic (16+) 22 November 2018
Drama 23 November 2018
Academic (13+) 25 February 2019


*These dates include our joint Junior Guildhall/Felsted Music Scholarships. Outstanding candidates are invited to a second audition in London.

How to Apply

Please read the Scholarship & Awards Booklet to determine if your child is eligible or call to discuss eligibility with the Admissions Team. Each candidate will need to register, sit our Standard Entry Assessment and complete a scholarship application form before being considered for an Award or Scholarship.

Scholarship & Awards Booklet

Year 7

Potential candidates must first pass the Standard Entrance Assessment at the end of November 2018 (deadline for application is 15 Oct 2018). Candidates that perform well will be invited to apply for an Academic Scholarship. Mary Skill Award applicants and Music Scholarship candidates should submit their applications at the same time. Assessments for awards take place in January, once a standard entry place has been confirmed.

Years 9, 10 & 12

Potential candidates must first pass the Standard Entrance Assessment (deadline for application is 24 Sep 2018). Scholarship applications should be received by 15 October 2018, with assessments taking place in November, once a standard entry place has been confirmed.

Mrs Ruth Wyganowski, Head of Admissions (ages 13-18)
+44 (0)1371 822605
senioradmissions@felsted.org

Mrs Susan Godfrey, Prep Admissions Registrar (ages 4-12)
+44 (0)1371 822611
prepadmissions@felsted.org

Miss Gemma Kilby, International Admissions Registrar (4-18)
+44 (0)1371 822608
internationaladmissions@felsted.org