11+, 13+ AND 16+

ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION EVENT

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Join us virtually to hear from the Heads and 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 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. 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 2021.

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 3rd November 2020 Initial Assessment Monday 16th November 2020

Secondary Assessment:  Tuesday 1st December 2020

11+ Academic Scholarship Form 
13+ Friday 11th December 2020 Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st January 2021 Please contact admissions for your online form link
16+ Friday 9th October 2020 Tuesday 10th November 2020 Please contact admissions for your online form link

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

Sport

Entry Deadline Exam Date Form
11+ Tuesday 3rd November 2020 Initial Assessment Monday 16th November 2020
Sport Assessment Tuesday 17th November 2020
11+ Sports Scholarship Form
13+ Friday 11th December 2020 Monday 18th January 2021 Please contact admissions for your online form link
16+ Friday 9th October 2020 General Academic Assessment: Tuesday 10th November 2020
Practical assessments by arrangement
Sports Scholarship by individual arrangement.

Please contact admissions for your online form link

Music

Entry Deadline Exam Date Form
11+ Tuesday 3rd November 2020 Initial Assessment Monday 16th November 2020
Music Trial Tuesday 17th November 2020
11+ Music Scholarship Form
13+ Friday 11th December 2020 Tuesday 19th January 2021 Please contact admissions for your online form link
16+ Friday 9th October 2020 Tuesday 10th November 2020 Please contact admissions for your online form link

 

Art

Entry Deadline Exam Date Form
11+ Tuesday 3rd November 2020 Initial Assessment Monday 16th November 2020

Friday 20th November 2020

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 11th December 2020 Tuesday 19th January 2021 Please contact admissions for your online form link
16+ Friday 9th October 2020 Tuesday 10th November 2020 Please contact admissions for your online form link

PDT

Entry Deadline Exam Date Form
13+ Friday 11th December 2020 Tuesday 19th January 2021 Please contact admissions for your online form link
16+ Friday 9th October 2020 Tuesday 10th November 2020 Please contact admissions for your online form link

Drama

Entry Deadline Exam Date Form
11+ Tuesday 3rd November 2020 Initial Assessment Monday 16th November 2020.  Drama Assessment Tuesday 17th November 2020 11+ Drama Scholarship Form
13+ Friday 11th December 2020 Tuesday 19th January 2021 Please contact admissions for your online form link
16+ Friday 9th October 2020 Tuesday 10th November 2020 Please contact admissions for your online form link