Five Awards will be available in September 2020 for 6 to 11 year old boys born between 1st September 2008 and 31st August 2014. These include academic, all rounder, and sports awards for those with strong musical, artistic and sporting or other talents.
The value of an award could be worth up to 50% of the full fees throughout the boy's time here, which may be made up of a maximum 15% scholarship award, and up to a 35% means-tested bursary.
The aim is to attract boys who would not otherwise be considering private education. It is expected that candidates will be of a suitable calibre to sit an Academic, Music, Art or All-Rounders' scholarship to a Senior Independent School at 13+.
Award-holders will be expected to join Papplewick as day boys or boarders in September 2019. Please note that present pupils are not eligible for these awards.
The testing day will be in January/February 2020 to be advised. As a principle, we are looking at a candidate's potential rather than the recall of taught knowledge. As a result, we do not encourage boys to carry out any specific preparation for the test, nor do we think it would be helpful. For those applying for a stand alone Sports Scholarship please specify on the application form. Application forms will be available on the website from the Michaelmas term.