Scholarships 2020

Each year we are proud to award a limited number of academic and/or Music scholarships to pupils who are capable of extremely high levels of achievement and who we believe will make a significant contribution to the life of the School.

Awards may vary dependant on an applicant’s performance in the entrance examinations and scholarship interviews/auditions (in the case of Music) for entry into Years 7 or 12.

The dealine for 2020 applications is Friday 14 December 2018. 

How do I apply for a scholarship for my child?

To apply for a Year 7 scholarship, please contact Mrs McEwan in the first instance who will forward registration and scholarships forms. She can be contacted by calling 01482 657016 or email you can also complete a prospectus request form for information to be posted to you. 

Registration forms and the fee of £25 must be completed and returned by 16:00 Friday 14 December. There is no further application form required for an academic scholarship. 

How are Academic scholarships awarded?

Pupils sitting the entrance examination will be automatically considered for an Academic scholarship.  These are awarded for exceptional performance across three papers (English, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning).

For September 2019 entry, the entrance examination will be held on the morning of Monday 7 January 2019.  Following the

examination, academic scholarship interviews will take place for shortlisted candidates on Thursday 17 January 2019. 

When is the deadline for music applications?

A registration form and fee of £25 must be completed and returned by 16:00 Friday 14 December, so that prospective pupils are able to sit the entrance examination. 

Music scholar applications must be received by 16:00 on Wednesday 9 January 2018.  The school will be unable to consider applications received after this date.

Music scholarship interviews will be held on Wednesday 16 January 2019. 

What is expected of scholars?

Scholarships are awarded in Year 7 for the full seven years of Senior School, until the end of Year 13. The school expect scholars to have full and active participation in their area of excellence for the duration of their time at the school.  Scholarships are reviewed annually; continuity of a scholarship is dependent on sustained effort and attainment.

What are the requirements for a Music Scholarship?

Music scholars should demonstrate exceptional musical talent.  They will be expected to actively participate in the musical life of the school, including evening events upon request.  A scholar should have reached a minimum standard of A/B Grade 2/3 on their principal study by the date of the entrance exam in January and be any standard on second study (including composition if appropriate).

The following should be included with the application form:

  • evidence of involvement in a range of musical activities both in and outside the current school
  • a written reference from the first study teacher and music co-ordinator at their current school.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to school to:

  • take part in a short interview, which will include questions about current musical activities and interests
  • take part in some short aural and theory tests; for example singing back a simple tune, improvising a song ending to an incomplete short melody, spotting and singing back different notes within a chord, recognising well-known melodies from musical notation
  • play one or two pieces on their first study and one more on their second study if applicable; the school must be informed by Monday 11 January if an accompanist is required

Candidates will be given a 15 minute warm-up (with accompanist) before the interview.

One music lesson per week will be given free of charge in the scholar’s main discipline.   Examination fees, the purchase of music for lessons, transport costs and the hire/purchase and insurance of musical instruments is the responsibility of the scholar.

Further financial assistance available at Hull Collegiate School

Assisted Places are available at entry into Years 7, 9 and 12.  These are means tested and can contribute up to 85% of tuition fees. Assisted Places are awarded on the basis of both academic ability and financial need.  They are awarded for the duration of the Senior School and reviewed annually.   Applications need to be submitted on or before Friday 7 December 2018.

We offer a sibling discount of 5% for the second child and 10% for the third and subsequent siblings. Fees are discounted for siblings who attend the school at the same time.

For further information about scholarships and financial assistance, please contact Mrs Sharon McEwan, Registrar, on (01482) 657016 or email:

Hull Collegiate School

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East Yorkshire

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