11+, 13+ AND 16+

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION EVENING

THURSDAY 19th SEPTEMBER, 7.30pm

Come along to talk to Heads of Departments and find out what a Dean Close Scholarship could offer your child.

11+, 13+ and 16+ Scholarships

The School offers scholarships and exhibitions for 11+, 13+ and 16+ entry (IV and LVI) for excellence in academic studies, music, sport, art, drama, design technology (13+ only) and all-round ability (13+ only). There is also a 7+ Scholarship available based on pupils’ ability, potential, attitude and work ethos.

In line with all HMC Schools, awards up to 40% of full fees can be made and these can be supported by bursaries where financial need is demonstrated. The number of awards given in each category depends upon the calibre of the applicants.

Foundation Awards

Foundation Awards are a new type of bursary, aimed at providing life changing opportunities for talented children. A Foundation Awards offers a fee discount to families who would otherwise not be able to consider an independent education and who have clearly proven financial need. Foundationers will demonstrate significant potential in one or more of Dean Close’s key areas of focus: Academic, Music, Sport, Art or Drama. They will have strength of character, a can-do attitude and will show the potential and willingness to contribute to school life. Click here for further details.

7 + Scholarships

Dean Close Prep offers an award into Year 3. The assessment process will take into account pupil’s ability, potential, attitude and work ethos. The awards will be open to internal and external pupils alike. Pupils must be under 8 on the 1st September on the year of application.

The Prep School offers awards of up to 15% of the day fees, excluding any extras. Awards will commence on September 1st of Year 3 and run to the end of Year 6, by which time pupils will have the opportunity to sit for 11+ scholarships. There is no set number of awards; they will be awarded on merit to internal and external pupils alike.

7+ Scholarship Form

Please ring the Admissions Office on 01242 258001 if you are interested in scholarships for entry in September 2020.

Choristerships

Dean Close Preparatory School provides the Choristers for Tewkesbury Abbey. The boys are able to benefit from an excellent academic and all round education as well as a first rate musical training. Successful candidates will become probationary choristers. They will also be encouraged to take up an instrument and to become fully integrated members of School taking advantage of everything that a Dean Close education has to offer.

A full scholarship of 25% can be topped up with a bursary.

For further information about Choristerships please phone Katie Wells in the Admissions Office on 01242 258001. We regularly audition choristers throughout the year.

Extension and enrichment

All Scholarships bring additional opportunities in terms of extension and enrichment (link https://www.deanclose.org.uk/ExtensionEnrichment ) to stretch the most able in each area.

Academic

Entry Deadline Exam Date Form
11+ Tuesday 5th November 2019 Initial Assessment Monday 18th November 2019

Secondary Assessment:  Tuesday 3rd December 2019

11+ Academic Scholarship Form 
13+ Friday 6th December 2019 22nd & 23rd January 2020 13+ Academic Scholarship application form | PDF
16+ Friday 11th October 2019 Tuesday 12th November 2019 16+ Scholarship application | PDF

Sports Scholarship by individual arrangement.

Click here for guidance and sample papers for Scholarship and Ordinary Entrance exams at 16+

Sport

Entry Deadline Exam Date Form
11+ Tuesday 5th November 2019 Initial Assessment Monday 18th November 2018
Thursday 21st November
11+ Sports Scholarship Form
13+ Friday 6th December 2019 Monday 20th January 2020 13+ Sport application form | PDF
16+ Friday 11th October 2019 General Academic Assessment: Tuesday 12th November 2019
Practical assessments by arrangement
16+ Sports Scholarship application form | PDF

Music

Entry Deadline Exam Date Form
11+ Tuesday 5th November 2019 Initial Assessment Monday 18th November 2019
Tuesday 19th November
11+ Music Scholarship Form
13+ Friday 6th December 2019 Tuesday 21st January 2020 13+ Music Scholarship application form | PDF
16+ Friday 11th October 2019 Tuesday 12th November 2019 16+ Music Scholarship application form | PDF

 

Art

Entry Deadline Exam Date Form
11+ Tuesday 5th November 2019 Initial Assessment Monday 18th November 2019

Tuesday 22nd November 2019

11+ Art Scholarship Form

The candidate will sit a drawing test, present his or her own portfolio to the Head of Art and have interviews.

13+ Friday 6th December 2019 Tuesday 21st January 2020 13+ Art Scholarship application form | PDF
16+ Friday 11th October 2019 Tuesday 12th November 2019 16+ Art Scholarship application form | PDF

PDT

Entry Deadline Exam Date Form
13+ Friday 6th December 2019 Tuesday 21st January 2020 13+ PDT Scholarship application form | PDF
16+ Friday 11th October 2019 Tuesday 12th November 2019 16+ PDT Scholarship application form | PDF

Drama

Entry Deadline Exam Date Form
11+ Tuesday 5th November 2019 Initial Assessment Monday 18th November 2019 Friday 22nd November 11+ Drama Scholarship Form
13+ Friday 6th December 2019 Tuesday 21st January 2020 13+ Drama Scholarship application form | PDF
16+ Friday 11th October 2019 Tuesday 12th November 2019 16+ Drama Scholarship application form | PDF