For entry to the Junior School (Year 3), Lower School (Year 7) and Middle School (Year 9)
Academic Scholarships are awarded to those boys who perform exceptionally well and score the highest grades in their examination and interview. All boys who sit the entrance examinations are automatically considered for an academic scholarship; Scholarships are not means-tested. Scholarships range in value from 10% to one third of tuition fees.
Awards will be made to boys entering the College in September 2020. Candidates must normally be aged between 11.0 and 11.11 years or between 13.0 and 13.11 years on 1 September 2020.
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.
Can you be awarded a Bursary and a Scholarship?
Yes, a Scholarship may be supplemented by a Bursary if there is genuine financial need.
Music, Art and Sports Scholarships
External applicants for Music, Art and Sports Scholarships are required to meet the academic requirements of the College at all points of entry.
When applying, please indicate if you would like your son to be considered for a Music Scholarship (Year 7), Art Scholarship (Year 9) or Sports Scholarship (Year 9).
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 2020.
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 30 November 2019. 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.
The Director of Art and Design & Technology, Mrs Sue Mulholland is pleased to make an appointment to see the parents of prospective scholars and to give advice on the presentation of portfolios.
Telephone: 020 8299 9206
Applicants for an Art Scholarship will be invited to attend for interview on Saturday 30 November 2019 when they will be asked to carry out an objective or imaginative drawing or painting test in a specified time.
For entry to the Lower School (Year 7), the 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 appropriate Registration Form.
The audition for Music Scholarships is intended to discover musical aptitude and promise. As a rough guide, candidates in the 11+ age group should normally be at about Grade 5 standard in their main instrument, while the 13+ candidates should be at Grade 7.
Auditions for selected candidates will take place on Friday 17 January and Saturday 18 January 2020. 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 11+, 13+ or 16+.
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
For entry to the Middle School (Year 9) and the Upper School (Year 12)
Scholarships of up to one third of the tuition fee are available for excellence in sport for entry in September 2019.
The Year 9 assessment is intended to discover sporting ability and exceptional potential that we would hope to nurture through our outstanding sports programme. Successful candidates should be able to perform to a high level in sport, or demonstrate their athletic potential.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment day on Friday 29 November 2019 when they will be required to:
- Perform the sport/s offered
- Perform appropriate fitness tests
- Participate in a group interview with other candidates
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, football or hockey. Candidates will be invited to attend an interview with the Director of Sport and provide evidence of the level of their performance.
Boys who are awarded a Sport Scholarship are expected to:
- Contribute fully to the sporting and general life of the College.
- Lead by example, acting as role models for their peers and as ambassadors for the College.
- Participate in the High Performance Programme.
- Maintain high standards of conduct in training and competition, and in College life.
- Be committed to contribute to sport for three terms, including any periods of study leave.
The appropriate application form should be completed on behalf of candidates for the Sports Scholarship. This should accompany the appropriate Registration Form.
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