Scholarships

Academic Scholarships

For entry to the Junior School (Year 3), Lower School (Year 7) and Middle School (Year 9)

Awards will be made to boys entering the College in September 2018. Candidates must normally be aged between 11.0 and 11.11 years or between 13.0 and 13.11 years on 1 September 2018. Scholarships range in value from 10% to one third of tuition fees.

All boys who sit the entrance examinations are automatically considered for an academic scholarship. Scholarships may be held by day boys and boarders and will be continued until the holder leaves the College, subject to satisfactory progress and conduct.

Award of Bursaries to supplement Scholarships

A College Scholarship may be supplemented by an entry bursary if there is genuine financial need. Such bursaries are means-tested.

Specialist Scholarships

External applicants for Music, Art and Sports Scholarships are required to meet the academic requirements of the College at all points of entry.

Art

For entry to the Middle School (Year 9)

At least one scholarship of up to 10% of the tuition fee for excellence in Art will be offered for September 2018.

The appropriate application form should be completed on behalf of candidates for the Art Scholarship. This should accompany the Registration Form.

Candidates are required to write, in their own words, a short personal paragraph about their work, artistic interests and exhibitions they have recently visited.

The assessment for the Art Scholarship is intended to discover artistic ability and exceptional potential. The successful candidate is likely to be one who, besides showing promise, is able to demonstrate that art is a predominant interest in his leisure time. Accordingly, candidates are required to submit a portfolio which can include a range of drawings, paintings, photography, animation and/or film and photographs of three dimensional work. These should be clearly divided into two categories:

  • work carried out under supervision at school and
  • work carried out in the candidate's own time

The portfolio should be brought to the College on Saturday 9 December 2017. No framed works should be included. We are looking for evidence of the creative process, risk taking, and enthusiastic approaches using a variety of media.

Applicants for an Art Scholarship will be invited to attend for interview on Saturday 9 December 2017 when they will be asked to carry out an objective or imaginative drawing or painting test in a specified time.

The Director of Art Design and Technology, Mrs Sue Mulholland, is pleased to see prospective sports scholars to offer advice about the requirements for the scholarship, and to provide information about the sporting life of the College.

Telephone: 020 8299 9206

Email: mulhollandsm@dulwich.org.uk

Music and Choral

For entry to the Lower School (Year 7) and Middle School (Year 9) and the Upper School (Year 12)

A number of Music Scholarships of up to one third of the tuition fee are awarded annually. In addition, successful candidates will receive instrumental tuition on two instruments, one of which must be an orchestral instrument.

A number of Music Exhibitions may also be awarded enabling the holders to receive tuition on two instruments, one of which must be an orchestral instrument.

All award-holders are expected to contribute fully to the musical life of the College.

The appropriate application form should be completed on behalf of candidates for Music Scholarships, and this should accompany the Registration Form:

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING ADMISSION TO THE LOWER SCHOOL (YEAR 7)

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING ADMISSION TO THE MIDDLE SCHOOL (YEAR 9)

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING ADMISSION TO THE UPPER SCHOOL (YEAR 12)

The audition for Music Scholarships is intended to discover musical aptitude and promise. As a rough guide, candidates in the Year 7 age group should normally be at about Grade 5 standard in their primary instrument, while the Year 9 candidates should be at Grade 7.

Auditions for selected candidates will take place on Friday 19 January and Saturday 20 January 2018. They will be required to:

  • play two prepared pieces (contrasted in character)
  • read at sight a short piece
  • respond to aural tests

Choral Scholarships and Organ Scholarships

Vacancies occur annually in the College Chapel Choir which sings choral services in the Chapel of the Foundation, Christ’s Chapel of God’s Gift, in Dulwich Village.

Choral Scholarships provide tuition in singing and one instrument, and are awarded on the basis of auditions held annually in June.

Choral Scholarships are available for boys with treble voices at ages 11, 12 or 13 and with alto, tenor or bass voices when vocally and musically ready.

Choral Probationerships (providing vocal tuition only) are available for boys aged 8, 9, 10 or 11.

An Organ Scholarship is also available to boys at Years 7, 9 and 12 entry.

The Director of Music, Mr Richard Mayo, is always pleased to see prospective scholars and their parents at the earliest opportunity, to give advice on preparation for the audition and information about the musical life of the College.

Telephone: 020 8299 9258

Email: mayor@dulwich.org.uk

Sports

For entry to the Middle School (Year 9) and the Upper School (Year 12)

At least one Scholarship of up to one third of the tuition fee for excellence in Sport will be offered for September 2018.

At Year 9 successful candidates should be able to perform to a high level in one of the following sports: rugby, cricket, soccer, or hockey. Candidates must offer at least two other sports.

The appropriate application form should be completed on behalf of candidates for the Sports Scholarship. This should accompany the Registration Form:

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING ADMISSION TO THE MIDDLE SCHOOL (YEAR 9)

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING ADMISSION TO THE UPPER SCHOOL (YEAR 12)

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview session on Friday 8 December 2017 when they will be required to:

  • be interviewed by the Director of Sport
  • perform the sports offered
  • perform appropriate fitness tests

At Year 12 successful candidates should be able to perform to regional or international level, or demonstrate the potential to achieve this during their time at Dulwich, in one of the following sports: rugby, cricket, soccer or hockey.

Candidates will be expected to attend an interview with the Director of Sport and provide evidence of the level of their performance.

All recipients of a Sports Scholarship are expected to contribute fully to the sporting life of the College in all three terms of the academic year.

The Director of Sport, Mr Phil Greenaway, is pleased to see prospective sports scholars to offer advice about the requirements for the scholarship, and to provide information about the sporting life of the College.

Telephone: 020 8299 9266
Email: greenawaypc@dulwich.org.uk