Academic Scholarships are available for entry into Year 7. These scholarships are awarded based on academic merit. All applicants who sit the entrance exams in January are automatically considered for these, with those who achieve highly invited in for a scholarship interview, usually with the Headmaster and our Director of Scholars.
Creative and Performing Arts and Sport Scholarships
In addition to the Academic Scholarships, we offer Creative and Performing Arts Scholarships (Art, Dance, Drama and Music) and Sport Scholarships in Year 7 to entrants showing exceptional ability in these areas. Further details of the criteria for these awards can be found in our Scholarship Booklet, available below, or from the Admissions Office.
Scholarship applications must be made online. You can access the relevant forms below. Please ensure you have read the Scholarship Booklet before completing your application.
The deadline for to apply for a Creative and Performing Arts or Sport Scholarships for entry in September 2020 is 12.00 noon on Thursday 21 November 2019. As shortlisting takes place on the afternoon of the deadline day, it is with regret that we are unable to accept applications after this date.
Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of their application forms. Successful candidates will be invited into School for an audition/interview and to meet with relevant teaching staff.
For Art, the assessment will take place on 5 December 2019.
For Dance, Drama and Music, interviews/auditions will be held on 9 or 10 January 2020
For Sport, the initial practical assessment will be held on 3 December 2019. Those shortlisted from the first assessment will be invited to BGS for a further practical assessment and interview on 6 December 2019.
Any Year 7 candidate who is shortlisted for the Academic Scholarship as well as the Creative and Performing Arts and/or the Sport Scholarship will be considered for the Headmaster's Scholarship.
Children who demonstrate exceptional ability and dedication to their studies whilst in the Senior School, but who were not awarded a scholarship may still be invited to join the School’s Scholars’ Programme, designed to further support your child’s talent. Children may be invited to join the Scholars' Programme as an Honorary Scholar at any point throughout their school career. There is no financial award made for being an Honorary Scholar, its value is in the educational opportunities and activities provided.
At whatever stage of their education they join us, your child will be welcomed into the BGS family.
At BGS the Arts are embraced as a vital part of your child’s education.
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