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Scholarships are awarded on the basis of evidence of exceptional recent achievement, performance in the scholarship exams and an interview Scholarship Examination Programme takes place every year in January.
Deadline for application is in December - prior to the Christmas break.

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What does Scholarship mean at Westbourne?

Scholarship exams take place each January for pupils commencing Year 7 in September of the same year and carries a nominal 10% reduction in the School fee.

In exceptional cases this may be increased to 25% but the value of any award is at the discretion of the Headmaster.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of evidence of exceptional recent achievement, performance in the scholarship test and an interview.

However, we wish to stress to parents and pupils that entry to Westbourne School Senior School is not dependent upon sitting these exams.

There are five categories of scholarship:
1. Academic
2. Music
3. Sport
4. Drama/Performing Arts
5. Combination – Academic + Music + Drama or Sport.


Academic scholars at Westbourne will demonstrate exceptional intellectual potential. They are expected to provide a positive role model for fellow students and maintain excellent standards of academic progress and conduct at all times.

They will be academically stretched by their teachers and will contribute positively and significantly to the academic life of the school.

All-round - Where a student demonstrates significant intellectual potential as well as providing evidence of exceptional talent in a particular discipline.


Music scholars will be expected to take a minimum of one hour instrumental/vocal lessons per week.

Music scholars will then be eligible for a complementary 30-minute instrumental/vocal lesson per week. They will have the opportunity of belonging to a musical group, leading a musical ensemble and attending external concerts.

Music scholars will be expected to take part in at least two musical ensembles, play in music assembly once a term and perform at the annual Scholars’ Concert.


Sports scholars will represent the School and be ambassadors of the School’s sporting values in their chosen field. They are offered a strength and conditioning programme.

They will be allocated a mentor and offered one to one coaching and support to prepare them for competition.

Sports scholars will undertake a leadership role within their chosen sport to inspire others and to be a peer mentor to a fellow student.


Drama scholars will take part in workshops and student led performances where casting, directing, design and ‘gifted’ teams of students lead performance. Scholars can be involved with the wide and varied set of performances in School and further afield.

Drama scholars are expected to fully immerse themselves in the life of the Drama Department and participate in at least two performances over the year. They will show a keen interest and involvement with activities provided, including trips, workshops and visiting theatre companies.

Your choice. Their future.

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