Hall School Wimbledon offers a limited number of scholarships each year to gifted and talented children. These cover Academic, Expressive Arts or Sport and are awarded to pupils applying for a place in Year 7. Scholarships are not all automatically awarded each year; it will depend on the quality of applicants. Normally, no more than one scholarship per category will be awarded in any given year. Once awarded, a scholarship will be applicable for the entire time that a pupil spends at Hall School Wimbledon providing that they continue their pursuit or performance in the area where the scholarship was awarded. All candidates will be expected to demonstrate a high level of personal achievement and commitment.
This scholarship will be awarded to a candidate who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance and progress during Prep School/ Primary School, and who shows potential to do exceedingly well academically at Hall School Wimbledon. A candidate will need to show knowledge and rigour in at least three subjects. This will need to be supported by school reports and a report from the candidate’s Head. There will be an interview with the Headmaster of Hall School Wimbledon.
Expressive Arts Scholarship
This covers Art, Drama and Music, but a candidate can specialise in just one area; he/she does not have to be exceptional in all three. For Art, the candidate will have to bring along his/her art portfolio and be prepared to discuss the portfolio, and do a drawing test. This application will need to be supported by school reports and a report from the candidate’s Head. There will be an interview with the Head of Hall School Wimbledon. The candidate will be expected to take Art to GCSE level.
For Drama, the candidate will have played leading roles at least at school level, and should be a leading member of a drama group. The candidate will be expected to prepare a piece for an audition, from a published play or a monologue (maximum two minutes). This application will need to be supported by reports from school and from drama groups and a report from the candidate’s Head. There will be an interview with the Head of Hall School Wimbledon.
For Music, it is expected that a candidate can play at least two instruments to Grade 4 or 5 in at least one (including voice). Candidates will be expected to perform two pieces and a sight-reading test. A Music scholar will be expected to be part of music groups inside and outside of school and should take Music to GCSE level. This application will need to be supported by a report from the candidate’s Music teacher(s) and school’s Head. There will be an interview with the Headmaster of Hall School Wimbledon.
Any potential candidate will be expected to have played sport already at a high level at their current school and outside of school. Candidates will be assessed in skills and fitness related to their chosen sports. The application will need to be supported by references from the school, club or qualified coach, and a list of teams the candidate has played for needs to accompany the application. The candidate will be assessed by the Sports Department and will be interviewed by the Headmaster of Hall School Wimbledon.
All scholarship candidates will be interviewed by The Headmaster of Hall School Wimbledon and by a senior member of staff from the relevant department. Candidates must demonstrate enthusiasm, interest and knowledge in their chosen field as well as a determination to succeed.
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The Headmaster reserves the right to remove a scholarship, should a scholar behave poorly, or discontinue his/ her pursuit or performance in that field to which the award relates.