Scholarships

Cranbrook School will be offering nine Academic Scholarships, as agreed and funded by the School’s Trustees.

These will be available for students applying for entry into Year 9 in September 2018 and are designed to recognise and reward high ability and exceptional interest in a particular academic area.  There are no Scholarships for those applying for Year 7 entry.

Scholarships will be awarded in the following categories:

3 x Entrance Scholarships

Criteria will be based on exceptional performance in the 13+ Entrance Examination, in addition to one Scholarship Paper (as detailed below).

6 x Academic Scholarships

Criteria will be based on high performance in the 13+ Entrance Examination and exceptional performance in one of the following Scholarship Papers: Mathematics, English, Science, French & Spanish, Geography & History or Latin.

For those applying for September 2018 entry, the Scholarship Examinations will take place on Saturday 18 November 2017 and will last approximately 45 minutes for day and boarding applicants.  They will be designed to help students demonstrate their particular interest and wider learning within a subject and will generally take the form of a two-part examination.  Part One will be based on the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum for that subject, where this exists.  Part Two will be a more open-ended question designed to allow students to demonstrate their wider interest in the subject.

Scholarship Students will receive a small financial reward.  They will participate in our ‘High Achievers’ Gifted and Talented Programme and will have the opportunity to take part in Higher Education related activities for Oxbridge later in their education career.  Therefore, this scheme is best suited to students who are predicted to perform very highly at GCSE and beyond.

Cranbrook School will be offering two Music Scholarships, as agreed and funded by the School’s Trustees.

2 x Music Scholarships

The Music Scholarships cover the cost of a year’s lessons in the appropriate instrument / voice. Candidates will be expected to have achieved at least the standard of Grade V.

Auditions will be held on Friday 17 November 2017 from 2.00pm.  Candidates will be expected to play one short piece.  Aural tests and sight-reading, corresponding to the requirements of the Associated Board Grade V Examination or equivalent and a short interview will comprise the other requirements.

Successful candidates are required to make a significant contribution to the school’s extra-curricular music programme.

Cranbrook School will be offering two Sports Scholarships, as agreed and funded by the School’s Trustees.

2 x Sports Scholarships

The Sports Scholarships cover the cost of a year’s Sports Team Charges and a Team Kit.

Trials will be held on Friday 17 November 2017 from 2.00pm.  Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a high level of skill in at least two major games, including Hockey and Rugby/Netball, a high level of fitness and a commitment to school sport long term.

Successful candidates are required to make a significant contribution to the school’s extra-curricular sports programme.

Scholarship Awards are conditional on passing the Entrance Examination and on being offered and accepting a place at Cranbrook School.  The School’s decision is final.  No appeal is available.

Applying for a Scholarship

Those interested in applying for a Cranbrook School Scholarship will receive a Registration Form, after the Year 9 Kent County Council Admissions Form for 2018 has been received, by 31 October 2017.  Alternatively you can download a Registration Form and Terms and Conditions from the section on the right of this page.

Please contact the Registrar if you require any further information about the scheme.