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Sixth Form Scholarships

Up to nine Sixth Form Scholarships are awarded annually to candidates from UK state schools. (Candidates receiving substantial bursarial assistance at UK fee-paying schools with no provision for Years 12 and 13 may also apply).

The scholarships are for two years, during which three or more subjects to A-level or CIE Pre-U standard are studied. If you will be under 17 on 1st September after taking your GCSEs you are eligible to apply; you should be expecting very good grades at GCSE.

There is an Open Afternoon for prospective candidates and their parents in early September and the application deadline is usually in mid-September. Exact dates will be available from July 2019.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to Eton for 3 – 4 days in November 2018 (bringing examples of recent work) for interviews in their nominated A-level/Pre-U subjects, a general paper for all and a Maths paper for those intending to study Maths, Science or Economics. A confidential medical report will be required before a candidate can be accepted for interview, which may include specified medical tests. Places will be offered in December 2018; a candidate may be asked if he is willing to go on a waiting list in case places become available at a later date (as late as during the summer break).

The scholarships cover the whole or part of the fees and other educational expenses, according to parental needs. Parents are asked to contribute what seems reasonable after an assessment of their financial situation (parents of all short-listed candidates are asked to complete a confidential bursary application form).

Lloyd-Webber Foundation Scholarship - for exceptional musicians:

Since 2011 Lord Lloyd-Webber has generously funded a musical scholarship as part of a sixth form scholarship, awarded to a candidate of exceptional musical ability who has been educated to date in the UK maintained sector and who is from a family who cannot afford the school fees.  As a guide, the successful candidate will play an instrument and/or sing to Grade 8 standard, but it is not necessarily expected that the candidate will have taken the exam.

The Michael Meredith Award - for those with a keen interest in the theatre:

Michael was the first Head of English at Eton, where he taught for many years, and he was instrumental in planning the building of the Farrer Theatre.  In recognition of the esteem in which Old Etonians hold him, they have raised funds to support an award as part of a sixth form scholarship, awarded to a candidate of exceptional theatrical interest or ability as is Michael’s wish. The successful candidate could be an excellent actor, director, playwright or technician. 

Entry for 2019 has now closed. The documents for 2020 entry will be available to download from July 2019.

Sixth Form Scholarship, Admissions Office, Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 6DB 
Email:, Tel: 01753 370 611