Scholars

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Please see the following information regarding scholarship applications for September 2019.  Scholarship application forms are shown opposite.  Please feel free to contact us should you wish to discuss any aspect of our Scholarship Application process.

 

Scholarship Deadlines for 2019 Applications:

  • Year 7 and Year 12 - Friday 16th November 2018
  • Year 9 - Wednesday 7th November 2018

 

Scholarship Assessment Days for 2019 Applications:

  • Year 7 - Friday 18th January 2019
  • Year 9 - Friday 7th December 2018

 

BEING A SCHOLAR AT BOX HILL SCHOOL

Academic Scholars

Academic scholarships are available to all registered candidates and are based on attainment in the entrance exams. Applications for academic scholarships are therefore not required.  Scholars are recognised within the school and expected to be role models for their peers.

All academic scholars are supported, encouraged and challenged in a variety of different ways including membership of the Gifted and Talented programme. They are expected to be involved in a number of academic societies with visits, lectures and competitions.

 

Art Scholars

A successful art scholar will have their potential nurtured and developed by our expert team of art teachers, who specialise in fine art as well as design and textiles. They will be encouraged to explore a variety of disciplines and materials as well as researching more abstract concepts. They will be expected to contribute to art exhibitions throughout the year both within the school and in the local community. Each week an 'Image of the Week' is displayed in the school's main reception in Dalewood House and art scholars will be expected to play a major role in providing those works for visitors to the school to see. Scholars will be given the opportunity to visit galleries and meet professional artists and designers to further their education in art and careers in art and design.

 

Drama Scholars

Drama scholars are expected to be role models for other pupils participating in the school productions, supporting drama events such as theatre visits and workshops and in their commitment to the department. Drama scholars will have the opportunity to develop their skills through involvement in the two annual productions, informal evenings of drama and in participation in workshops with professional companies. Scholars are also encouraged and supported in their application for The National Youth Theatre and National Youth Musical Theatre.

 

Music Scholars

Music scholars are expected to be role models for the other pupils; both in terms of their commitment to their instruments and in their reliability and punctuality. They should take part in whatever activities or ensembles the music staff feel to be appropriate. They should expect to perform regularly in soirees and other public concerts. Music scholars will receive the benefit of developing their abilities as instrumentalists (or vocalists) and as musicians. Through regular, weekly, rehearsals they will have the opportunity to develop their ensemble and other musical skills.

 

Sports Scholars

Sport Scholars at Box Hill School are required to represent the school in at least two of the major sports, as well as being fully involved in school sporting life. The scholars are expected to act as role models at all times and have a responsibility to show leadership in both physical education and sports lessons. Scholars will be provided extra support from the Sports/PE staff, in order for them to further develop their area of expertise. This can be in the form of training programmes, strength and conditioning sessions and sports courses.

 

Some of our scholars

George joined Box Hill School in September 2013 as a Year 7 student and Music Scholar. He began learning the guitar when he was 9 years old, inspired by punk bands such as The Clash! From the outset, George was determined to learn to sing alongside playing the guitar and, as part of his scholarship audition, he played and sang simultaneously. As a member of the Box Hill School Choir he has performed at various venues in Paris as well around the UK. After less than a year of playing guitar George formed his own band “Untitled” which went on to win a ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition. George regularly performs in gigs around the country and one of his own songs recently won the “best original song” prize at the Boileroom in Guildford. He is now in Year 11 and is studying Music Theory and working through the guitar grades. He is currently on grade 5 and has recently started teaching others to play the guitar.

Kayleigh joined Box Hill School in 2011 as a Year 7 student and is currently in Year 13 studying for her IB Diploma. Kayleigh is an exceptionally talented student and continues to justify her status as an Academic and Art Scholar having achieved 2 A* (1 for Art), 7 A and 1 B grades in her GCSEs. She displayed her potential in Art early in Year 9 when she was awarded her Art Scholarship and has subsequently realised that potential producing a highly accomplished standard of work across a range of disciplines and materials and in prolific quantity. Her work is well known among her fellow students with examples of her painting and drawing currently displayed around the school. Her work has been featured several times as ‘Image of the week’. Kayleigh quite simply adores Art and her ability is only matched by her enthusiasm. Her aesthetic sensibility and physical competence has thrived at Box Hill and she now has all the attributes to gain entrance and succeed on any Arts related foundation course.

Ben joined Box Hill School in September 2015 as a Drama Scholar, having auditioned as part of his entrance exam. He is an enthusiastic and talented performer who has taken part in every production mounted during his time at school; these include ‘Singin in the Rain’, ‘Grimm Tales: Pray You Tread Softly’ and ‘Cats’ Tails’. Ben is registered on our Gifted and Talented list and has participated in a number of special events and workshops as part of this programme in the Drama department. Most recently, he demonstrated his excellent physicality in a stage fighting workshop where the course organiser identified him as an outstanding student. In addition to this Ben has performed as one of the Lost Boys in Wimbledon Theatre’s pantomime ‘Peter Pan’ and earlier this year he performed in the highly acclaimed West End production of ‘An Inspector Calls.’