Scholarships and Bursaries
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Scholarship Awards 2022/2023
LGS Stoneygate scholarships are not means-tested; they are awarded on existing talent and potential to excel and are subject to the school's usual assessment process.
Scholarship awards are worth 5% of the school fees and offered to 11+ and 13+ pupils. The number and size of scholarships is at the discretion of the Headmistress. There are scholarship awards in four areas of school life: academic, sport, music and art. There is also an ‘all-rounder’ award.
The bestowal of any scholarship or award carries with it privilege and responsibility. Every scholarship holder is expected to set an example for the other pupils in their conduct and approach to academic study and to participate in the fuller life of the school, through its programme of extra-curricular activities.
The tenure of a scholarship is intended to be for the duration of the holder’s education at LGS Stoneygate, provided the holder’s academic progress and general conduct remain satisfactory and provided that the holder continues enthusiastically to fulfil the obligations associated with the scholarship.
When and how to apply:
The deadline for 2024/2025 scholarship applications is Friday December 1st 2023 and the Art portfolio deadline is Wednesday January 10th 2024. Our Scholarship Experience Day will be held on Friday January 26th 2024. Successful candidates will be invited to attend along with their parents. To make an application, please complete the Scholarship Application Form at the bottom of this page.
For more information on the assessment process, please contact Sally Mullings in the Admissions and Marketing Department by clicking here.
Pupils will sit an assessment to judge their ability in both literacy and numeracy. Potential scholars will be invited back for an informal chat with the Headmistress. We are looking for pupils who are passionate about learning and are able to apply knowledge and skills.
Prospective music scholars should be at a level equivalent to approximately Grade 4 for 11+ entry and Grade 5 for 13+ entry. Ability on a second instrument is an advantage, but is not a requirement. Candidates are required to play two contrasting pieces on their instrument/voice (plus a further piece if a second instrument/voice is offered), play scales (if instrumental scholars), demonstrate their sight-reading ability and take aural tests.
The ability to perform ‘well’ in two sports is desirable, but not essential. A high level of representation in one major sport is necessary (i.e. either county or regional). All potential sports scholars will have a general fitness assessment; they will also be monitored in ‘game play’ by two assessors. Sports scholars will need to demonstrate high levels of leadership, commitment and sportsmanship.
Art scholars will need to show a keen interest and enthusiasm for the subject as demonstrated through their portfolio of artwork. The folder should include a variety of observational drawing, paintings and experimental pieces using a variety of materials and techniques. The students will present their portfolio of artwork to the teaching staff during a short informal interview. The artwork selected should be as recent as possible, preferably completed within the previous academic year. Prospective art scholars will be asked to produce a “Still Life” study during a 90 minute informal exam using the media and method of their choosing. Paper, pens, watercolour paints and oil pastels etc. will be supplied by the department, although students may bring their own art materials if they prefer.
The scholarship will be awarded to a student showing flair, potential and enthusiasm for the subject.
Here at LGS Stoneygate we recognise all round achievement. An all-rounder award is given to a pupil who shows a breadth of talent across academic and other school supported activities. This could be in the field of sport, music or art.
Bursary support is available either for new applicants to the school or for existing pupils whose circumstances have changed. Bursaries are available only to pupils in Year 7 and above at LGS Stoneygate. Bursaries of up to 100% of the termly fee are available, subject to rigorous testing of financial need and limited by the overall bursaries budget.
Please click here to apply.