Academic Scholarships

An academic scholarship is an award made to a child who shows outstanding academic potential. All candidates sitting an entrance test at 11+, 13+ or 16+ at our main entrance testing are automatically considered for an academic scholarship - there are no separate examinations, however candidates for 11+ and 16+ academic scholarships will be invited to interview prior to awards being made. The size of a scholarship can vary, usually between ten percent and twenty-five percent but the maximum is never more than one third of the cost of fees.

An academic exhibition award may be awarded to those who have narrowly missed out on a scholarship award.

It is possible to be awarded both a scholarship and a bursary. The maximum combined award would normally be between one third and one half of the fees but could be greater in the case of a gifted child from a family with limited means.

Further information about scholarships and bursaries can be found in our General Information leaflet which is enclosed in our prospectus pack or can be downloaded here.

For all enquiries, please call  Vickie Peckston (Registrar) on 01905 721742 registrar@ksw.org.uk 

Music Scholarships

Music scholarship awards are offered at 11+, 13+ and 16+ entry. A music scholarship may be up to twenty-five percent of fees and is accompanied by free tuition in one instrument (or in singing) or a combination of the two. Holders of music awards will be expected to take a full share in the musical life of the school. They will retain their award as long as their academic and musical progress and their conduct continue to be satisfactory.

Music exhibition awards conferring free tuition in an instrument are also awarded.

The dates for music scholarship auditions for September 2018 entry will be:

11+/ 13+ Thursday 25th and Friday 26th January 2018

16+ Wednesday 31st January 2018

Please refer to the Music Scholarship brochure for further information or contact our Registrar.

Further Information

The School follows the agreed policy and practice of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC) in the award of scholarships. In brief, our scholarship policy is as follows:

  • No scholarship award shall exceed one third of fees in value.
  • Scholarship awards only bring a discount in fees if awarded at the point of a pupil joining the school. Some scholarships are awarded during a pupil's time at the school. Such scholarships are purely honorary. They are in some cases marked with book tokens.
  • Occasionally a pupil will be awarded a joint Academic and Music Scholarship. No pupil may hold combined scholarship awards worth more than a total of one third of fees.
  • In cases of proven need, the value of scholarships may be augmented from the Bursary Fund; all such grants are means-tested.
  • The only types of scholarship normally awarded are Academic and Music, however subject to the Headmaster's discretion, a candidate for the Senior School, who combines good academic capability with sporting ability, leadership aptitude or other skills, may be considered for a Leadership Award.
  • Awards are only retained by a pupil as long as his or her progress remains satisfactory. Further details are included in the Terms and Conditions.