Scholarships 2018

Hull Collegiate School offers Academic, Art, Drama, Music and Sports scholarships on Year 7 entry.

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. 

When is the deadline for applications?

Applications (to include a registration fee of £25) must be received by 16:00 on Monday 8 January 2018.  The school will be unable to consider applications received after this date.

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.

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 2018 entry, the entrance examination will be held on the morning of Saturday 20 January 2017.  Following the examination, academic scholarship interviews will take place for shortlisted candidates on Thursday 25 January at 09:00.

How are other scholarships assessed?

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend assessments on the following dates:

Art:                        Monday 22 January at 09:00

Drama:                 Monday 22 January at 09:00

Sport:                    Tuesday 23 January at 09:00

Music:                  Wednesday 24 January at 09:00

Academic            Thursday 25 January at 09:00

What are the requirements for an Art scholarship?

Candidates will need to demonstrate a high level of talent in Art and Design and be committed to participating in the artistic life of the school.  The following should be included with the application form:

  • a portfolio of work produced at school during the last year and clearly named (the portfolio should include sketchbooks and preparation work and, if appropriate, photographs of large or 3D work)
  • evidence of  outstanding work created beyond the classroom; for example, competition entries/success, external classes or workshops, art/craft based enterprises
  • a report from an Art & Design teacher.

Shortlisted pupils will be invited for an interview and assessment, during which there will be a short practical exercise and a discussion about either a particular piece of their work, or a particular artist or an exhibition they have visited.

What are the requirements for a Drama Scholarship?

Drama scholarships are awarded to talented performers willing to take full advantage of all opportunities to participate in dramatic arts at school.  The following should be included with the application form:

  • a letter detailing experience of taking part in school productions
  • a report from a Drama or English teacher
  • confirmation of any Speech and Drama examination successes
  • evidence of involvement in a range of drama activities both in and outside the current school.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a group workshop when they will learn and perform a two minute monologue (provided by the school).

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.

What are the requirements for a Sports scholarship?

Sports scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding sporting ability.  Scholars must be able to demonstrate proficiency in both traditional team games and individual activities.

The preferred entry requirement is playing sport at either District or County level.  However, exceptional performance at either Preparatory or Primary School may be sufficient qualification. 

The following should be included with the application form:

  • a sports portfolio, to include a sports coach reference
  • a reference from a PE teacher
  • examples of sporting achievements: certificates, qualifications and rankings.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to perform a range of fitness and skills tests and team activities.

On receipt of a sports scholarship there will be an expectation for scholars to attend extra-curricular activities and play a leading role in the development of school sport.  Scholars will be expected to represent the school in their chosen sport throughout their time at the school.

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 8 December 2017.

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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