Box Hill School Scholars

We are delighted to offer a number of scholarship awards to candidates who show excellence and potential in a range of subject areas. These currently include; Academic, Music, Sport, Art and Drama. All of our scholars are excellent role models inside and outside the classroom, they participate fully in school life and act as ambassadors at all times.

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


Oliver is a current Year 13 Art scholar taking A Level Art and Design in the Sixth Form. He became an Art Scholar in Year 10 to recognise his versatility in working at a high standard in a range of Art media. Oliver is an enthusiastic and conscientious student who has lots of original ideas and is willing to take risks in his use of materials. He is also an ambassador for the subject who assists the Art Department by working in the art studio during Open Days, attends art activities sessions and takes part in Art exhibitions and fashion shows. Oliver will is considering a career in the Creative Arts.


Cesca is a Year 13 Art scholar. Since the beginning of her GCSE Art and Design course, Cesca has always enjoyed exploring portraiture and relating her work to literature and current events. She is passionate about the female condition, investigating culture, religion, sexual orientation and income. Through this broader development of her artistic path, Cesca has produced a wide range of outcomes featuring portraits utilising a vast array of styles and techniques, particularly through oil paints.


Ruby is a current Year 8 Drama scholar. Ruby started on stage at the age of five singingand dancing to It’s a hard knock life from Annie. Since then, she has been involved in various productions with her performing arts school. More recently she has performed in The Snow Queen at The Hawth Theatre and is also performing in Skellig again at The Hawth Theatre. Ruby loves every aspect of performing and is described by her theatre school teacher as a ‘triple threat’ as she is equally strong in all three disciplines of acting, singing and dancing. In school she has participated in Alice in Wonderland, The Addams Family, the dance videos made in Year 7 and is a member of Dance Company and musical theatre club.


Mia is one of our Year 11 GCSE Drama scholars. Mia has been performing since she was eight years old and has been a member of Applause Youth Theatre for many years. During that time, she has been involved in a wide range of plays and musicals including recent performances in Macbeth (playing Lady Macbeth), Honk, The House of Bernardo Alba, Legally Blond, and Little Shop of Horrors. In school Mia has been involved in every live school performance since starting with us in Year 8 and is currently in rehearsal as Wednesday for The Addams Family. She has attended a variety of live theatre performances and has taken part in musical soirees as a singer.


Krystal is one of our Year 8 Music scholars and has always had a passion for music from a young age. Throughout her early school life, she has always been selected for solos, representing her primary school and now Box Hill School. She gained her first solo when she was just in Reception, then every year thereafter up to her leavers’ show in Year 6. She plays the piano and when she was younger was selected to play the mini hyena in The Loin King. In a world of possibilities, Krystal plans on being a high level athlete, as well as a singer songwriter.


Archie is a Year 10 GCSE Music scholar. Archie started playing the drums at a young age and was a member of ACM and Rockademy. The drums have opened up a whole world of music opportunities for him as he enjoys playing along to a wide range of music. He started playing the trumpet, at his junior School – he was inspired by his older cousin who has travelled around the world playing the trumpet with his Jazz group. Archie continues to enjoy lessons with Box Hill School’s peripatetic teacher Giles Straw and plays in the school Jazz Band. He has taken a number of Trumpet exams, and has performed solos in and out of school, including recently performing The Last Post at the school remembrance service in 2021. Archie loves all kinds of music, and has written the soundtrack to a film that he made. He would love a career in the performing arts, as he loves Music, Drama and Film-making.


Luca is a Year 10 GCSE Sports scholar and has had a love for all sports from a very early age. Football has always been his biggest passion, but he has the ability and desire to play a majority of sports to a good level, a true all-rounder. Luca is also a keen golfer, being previously selected for Surrey golf, although he dedicates his time mostly to the Dorking Wanderers Youth Development football squad. He is a determined sportsman and shows great desire to be the top of his game and progress into the sports industry.


Maia is one of our Year 8 Sports scholars. Maia started gymnastics when she was 3 years old and started competing in artistic gymnastics when she was 5 years old. She then transitioned to TeamGym when she was 10 years old at her current club, Leatherhead & Dorking, where her team hold the current British TeamGym championships title. Maia has won various medals and trophies in her journey in the sport including winning the National Milano Trios. Maia aspires to be part of Team GB, hopefully in time for the Olympics in 2028!