Scholarships and Bursaries

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 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.

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.

 

Please ring the Admissions Office on 01242 258001 if you are interested in scholarships for entry in September 2019.

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 Rebecca Chaplin 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 6th November 2018

Initial Assessment Monday 19th November 2018

Secondary Assessment:  Tuesday 4th December 2018

11+ Academic Scholarship Form 
13+ Friday 7th December 2018 23rd & 24th January 2019 13+ Academic Scholarship application form | PDF
16+ Friday 12th October 2018 Tuesday 13th November 2018

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 6th November 2018 Initial Assessment Monday 19th November 2018
Thursday 22nd November
11+ Sports Scholarship Form
13+ Friday 7th December 2018 Monday 21st January 2019 13+ Sport application form | PDF
16+ Friday 12th October 2018 General Academic Assessment: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Practical assessments by arrangement
16+ Sports Scholarship application form | PDF

Music

Entry Deadline Exam Date Form
11+ Tuesday 6th November 2018 Initial Assessment Monday 19th November 2018
Tuesday 20th November
11+ Music Scholarship Form
13+ Friday 7th December 2018 Tuesday 22nd January 2019 13+ Music Scholarship application form | PDF
16+ Friday 12th October 2018 Tuesday 13th November 2018

16+ Music Scholarship application form | PDF

 

Art

Entry Deadline Exam Date Form
11+ Tuesday 6th November 2018

Initial Assessment Monday 19th November 2018

Friday 23rd November 2018

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 7th December 2018 Tuesday 22nd January 2019 13+ Art Scholarship application form | PDF
16+ Friday 12th October 2018 Tuesday 13th November 2018 16+ Art Scholarship application form | PDF

DT

Entry Deadline Exam Date Form
11+ Tuesday 6th November 2018

Initial Assessment Monday 19th November 2018

Friday 23rd November

11+ DT Scholarship Form
13+ Friday 7th December 2018 Tuesday 22nd January 2019 13+ PDT Scholarship application form | PDF
16+ Friday 12th October 2018 Tuesday 13th November 2018 16+ PDT Scholarship application form | PDF

Drama

Entry Deadline Exam Date Form
11+ Tuesday 6th November 2018

Initial Assessment Monday 19th November

Friday 23rd November

11+ Drama Scholarship Form
13+ Friday 7th December 2018 Tuesday 22nd January 2019 13+ Drama Scholarship application form | PDF
16+ Friday 12th October 2018 Tuesday 13th November 2018 16+ Drama Scholarship application form | PDF

 

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SENIOR SCHOOL (13-18YRS)
Shelburne Road
Cheltenham
Glos
GL51 6HE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1242 258000
Fax: +44 (0)1242 258004
Email: office@deanclose.org.uk

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Tel: +44 (0)1242 258044
Email: registrar@deanclose.org.uk

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