Scholarships & Bursaries

A small number of scholarships are available each year in the following categories: Academic, Drama, Music, Art, and Sport. Non-academic scholarships can be applied for by those entering in Years 7, 9 and the Sixth Form, and will cover a maximum of 10% of the pupil’s annual school fees.

Academic scholarships are offered on the basis of performance at entrance exams. All of our scholars are excellent role models inside and outside the classroom. They participate fully in the life of the school and act as ambassadors for the school at functions.

Scholarship Applications for 2022

Please see the following information regarding scholarship applications for September 2022. Scholarship application forms and our detailed Scholarship information booklet are shown below. Please feel free to contact us should you wish to discuss any aspect of our Scholarship Application process.

Deadlines for 2022 Applications:

  • Year 7 – Friday 12th November 2021
  • Year 9 – Friday 5th November 2021
  • Year 12 – Friday 10th December 2021

Scholarship Assessment Days for 2021 Applications:

  • Year 7 – W/c 10th January 2022
  • Year 9 – W/c 29th November 2021
  • Year 12 – by arrangement

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

Being a Scholar at Box Hill School

Academic Scholars

Academic scholarships are available to all registered candidates and are based on attainment in our entrance tests. 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


Sebastian joined Box Hill School in Year 7 in September 2015. He was given the opportunity to begin learning the saxophone while in Year 7, having never played an instrument before. Since this time he has made excellent progress and is now a Music Scholar having shown great passion for the instrument, and has now reached Grade 5 standard. He has achieved a distinction in every grade exam he has taken.

Sebastian enjoys taking advantage of all musical activities offered at Box Hill School and is an enthusiastic member of the school jazz band which meets each week and performs regularly at many school events. Sebastian has performed in the Senior School Production and at a number of variety nights. He has also taken part in the Box Hill School live music night and the School Inter-Thirds Music Competition as well as the carol service. He also regularly performs in morning year assemblies. He can often be heard practising in one of the many practice rooms in our Music School.


Daria, one of our international boarders taking Art A Level within Year 12, is an Art Scholar who shows excellent all-round drawing and painting skills. She also demonstrates huge versatility in her use of materials and enjoys experimenting with different media techniques in her work. She is a very conscientious, committed student and an enthusiastic ambassador for Art within the school. Daria is not only able to produce high-quality work, but is also able to present her pieces to an impeccably high standard.


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.’


Emiko joined Box Hill School in September 2014 as a Year 7 student and Sports Scholar. Emiko has been a key member of all of the girls’ sports teams, representing the school in Netball, Cross Country, Hockey, Rounders and Athletics. Emiko is an accomplished runner and has represented the school at District and County Level, where she was selected for the Surrey team and has competed nationally.

Emiko is a superb 800m runner and holds the school records in all the major girls’ track events. She has fully immersed herself in Box Hill School sport and is always willing to volunteer within other aspects of school life.

External Applicants Only


We offer means-tested bursarial assistance to give all students the opportunity of a Box Hill School education depending on the financial, compassionate or other pertinent circumstances of applicants. Bursaries may be made available to parents/guardians of children entering the school in Year 7, 9 and 12. Please see the following for further information: