Grants & Prizes

Prizes are awarded on the results of trials (internal exams), GCSE and AS-levels.

In addition, many subjects and activities have specially endowed prizes, several of which are awarded by visiting experts. Major specialist prizes are the Newcastle Scholarship, awarded on the strength of an examination in theology and ethics; the Gladstone Memorial Prize and the Coutts Prize, awarded on the results of trials and AS-level examinations in C; and the Huxley Prize, awarded for a project on a scientific subject.

Other specialist prizes include the Newcastle Classical Prizes; the Rosebery Exhibition for History; the Queen’s Prizes for French and German; the Duke of Newcastle’s Russian Prize; the Beddington Spanish Prize; the Strafford and Bowman Shakespeare Prizes; the Tomline and Russell Prizes in Mathematics; the Sotheby Prize for History of Art; and the Wilder Prize for Theology .

Prizes are awarded too for excellence in such activities as painting, sculpture, ceramics, playing musical instruments, musical composition, declamation, silverwork, and design.

At all levels of the school, prizes are awarded for sustained effort in academic work.

Various benefactions make it possible to give grants each year to boys who wish, for educational or cultural reasons, to work or travel abroad. These include the Busk Fund, which supports individual ventures that show particular initiative; the C.M. Wells Memorial Trust Fund, for the promotion of visits to classical lands; the Sadler Fund, which supports, amongst others, those intending to enter the Foreign Service; and the Marsden Fund, for travel in countries whose main language is not English.