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Sixth Form Music Scholarship

The Sixth Form Music Scholarship can be awarded to a boy also applying for the Orwell Award who is a musical high-flyer, with the personality to adapt successfully to the life of a boarding community. He will have a track record as an outstanding instrumentalist or singer (as a rough guide - grade 8 or above) and be willing to participate in the musical life of the school by joining instrumental ensembles or choirs.

Scholarship applicants will be required to demonstrate advanced musical ability as well as financial need. Musical ability will be determined through a practical audition, which will take place in November.


The audition will involve:

  • Performance of 2 contrasting pieces on first instrument/voice
  • Performance on 2nd instrument (of offered)
  • Sight-reading or other tests relevant to genre (Jazz musicians may be asked to improvise above a given chord sequence for example)
  • Aural tests

Those wishing to be considered for the scholarship should apply through the normal Orwell Award application process, completing the Music Scholarship section as part of their application.

Scholarship application form Is available to download from early September until the application deadline. For further details please contact the Admissions Office.