7+, 11+, 13+ and 16+
Scholarships for
2022 Entry


11+, 13+ and 16+ Scholarships

The School offers scholarships and exhibitions for 11+, 13+ and 16+ entry 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 20% 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. Our 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 takes into account pupil’s ability, potential, attitude and work ethos. There are no set number of awards, and they will be awarded on merit to internal and external pupils alike. Pupils must be under 8 on the 1 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 1 September of Year 3 and run to the end of Year 6, by which time pupils will have the opportunity to sit for 11+ scholarships.

Please email the Admissions Office on dcpsregistrar@deanclose.org.uk if you are interested in scholarships for entry in September 2022.


Dean Close Preparatory School provides the Choristers for Tewkesbury Abbey. The Choristers 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 contact the Admissions Office on dcpsregistrar@deanclose.org.uk . 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.