Wisbech Grammar School offers a choice of Scholarships that are awarded to talented and dedicated pupils who show outstanding potential academically, or through contributions in Art & Design, Drama, Music, or Sport.
Academic Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the very strongest academic performance assessed by the entrance exam for applicants coming into Year 7 and Year 9 or by internal exam and predicted grades for applicants into Year 12. Scholarship candidates will also have an interview with the Headmaster. References will also be sought from the Head of the child’s current school.
Music, Drama, Art, and Sport Scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding ability and commitment in these disciplines. We also expect scholars in these areas to maintain high academic standards.
Our Scholarship Programme offers Scholars the opportunity to attend enrichment lectures, events and benefit from development in their area of expertise, ensuring that they reach their full potential as a Scholar. Awards are subject to review and assessment, as well as being a positive role model with the school community. Pupils are expected to maintain high standards and commitment to their chosen discipline.
Within the Scholarship Programme, we also award pupils with the title of ‘Exhibitioner’. Exhibitioners are selected based on their academic achievements and have access to the same programme as our Scholars, but they do not carry any financial rewards. Pupils who carry this title will have the same opportunities as a scholar with the option to apply for a full scholarship in the future.
Where a scholarship is awarded, a fee remission of £1,000 per annum is offered to pupils in Year 7, 9, and 10 and increases to £1,500 per annum for 6th Form pupils.
How to apply for a scholarship?
Application Forms can be located at the bottom of this page and our Scholarship Programme is open to all existing pupils at Wisbech Grammar School and prospective pupils from other schools. Parents of prospective pupils are asked to register and follow our admissions process, which includes sitting an entrance assessment and attending interviews.
Academic – Year 7, 9 and 12
Selection of Academic Scholars for entry into Year 7 2024 is based on the entrance assessment and interviews with the Headmaster, you do not need to apply to be considered. Year 9 and Year 12, candidates are required to fill out the Academic Scholarship Application Form.
Drama – Year 7, 9 and 12
Demonstrate notable success in, and an aptitude & passion for, Drama. Applicants are likely to have made a significant and tangible contribution to drama at their present school or in wider dramatic activities.
Art & Design – Year 7, 9 and 12
Show great potential within the field of Art and Design as demonstrated through outstanding ability, evidence of a creative and inventive mind at work, and a passion for the world of art around them. Pupils will be required to demonstrate a portfolio of their work.
Music – Year 7, 9 and 12
Show musical potential, for example, a Year 7 candidate would be expected to have passed Grade 5, Year 9 candidate at least Grade 6, and a Year 12 candidate should have the potential to achieve Grade 8 during the 6th Form.
Sport – Year 10 and 12
Make a significant contribution through competing at a high standard in their chosen sport, typically County standard or above, and at A-team level in other sports.
Year 7 Scholarship Applications – deadline for applications is 24 November 2023 and assessment week is w/c 15 January 2024
Year 9 Scholarship Applications – deadline for applications is 24 November 2023 and assessment week is w/c 15 January 2024
Year 10 Scholarship Application – deadline for applications is 24 November 2023 and assessment week is w/c 15 January 2024
Year 12 Scholarship Applications – deadline for applications is 24 November 2023 and assessment week is w/c 15 January 2024