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.

We offer scholarships at entry into Year’s 7, 9 and 12. Academic scholarships are awarded on the basis of performance in our entry tests. In the disciplines of Music, Art, Drama and Sport, scholarships are awarded on the basis of achievements in their chosen specialist area. Plus, the satisfactory completion of our exam papers and an interview with a member of the Senior Leadership Team and Head of department.

Scholarship Applications for 2023 Entry

Please see the following information regarding scholarship applications for September 2023. 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 2023 Applications:

  • Year 7 – 14th October 2022
  • Year 9 – 14th October 2022
  • Year 12 – 9th December 2022

Scholarship Assessment Days for 2023 Applications:

  • Year 7 – W/C 21st November 2022
  • Year 9 – W/C 21st November 2022
  • Year 12 – by arrangement

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.

External Applicants Only

Scholarship Application Forms

Please find below a detailed scholarship information booklet and scholarship application forms for each subject. Please note these are for 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: