Scholarships are awarded annually to particularly talented children who will be assessed through tests, exams and observations. They may also be interviewed by a range of staff and references from current schools will be required. Scholarships may be awarded either for a high level of attainment and future potential or for specialist aptitude in a particular area. With the exception of academic scholars, all candidates will also be expected to pass the School's entrance papers or Common Entrance.
Bryanston's unique academic system allows academically gifted pupils to develop their intellectual profile by challenging themselves in a number of ways: inside the classroom through the curriculum; with their tutor in the weekly one-to-one tutorial; and also through the academic enrichment and co-curricular programmes.
Art scholarship candidates should have a creative commitment to art, showing a lively interest in the subject and possessing strong observational drawing and recording skills.
Candidates for the computer science scholarship should exhibit three key qualities: an innate curiosity and inquisitiveness about digital technology and its potential to shape our lives; a strong technical ability in the subject, including logical thinking, problem solving and programming; an enthusiasm for communicating the power of digital technology to their peers.
Design & Technology
D&T scholarship candidates should be able to demonstrate a real interest in design and have impressive graphical and/or technical skills.
A generous number of music scholarships are offered each year for outstanding ability in any orchestral instrument, piano or organ. Candidates are expected to show high levels of engagement, musicianship and musicality.
Bryanston has always had a proud tradition of excellence in the Performing Arts. Scholarships are open to any pupils who show particular talent and enthusiasm in this area.
Richard Hunter All-Rounder
The Richard Hunter all-rounder scholarships are awarded to candidates who possess the talents and personal qualities necessary to make a significant and ongoing contribution to the busy extra-curricular life at Bryanston.
Sport scholarship candidates should be able to show talent in the school's core team sports (rugby, hockey, rowing, cross country, cricket, tennis and netball) and they will normally have competed at county level or its equivalent in at least one of these. Talent in other sports is valued, but will be combined with the above. Sport scholars are automatically enrolled on the Performance Sport Programme (PSP) which involves targeted training for junior scholars and bespoke training plans for sixth form pupils. These plans are tailored entirely towards the pupils' respective sports and sessions are additional to regular sporting activities. In addition to sporting talent, scholars will also be assessed for their leadership skills, resilience, enterprise, motivation and temperament.
How to apply
Junior Scholarships are for pupils entering into the D year (year 9) at Bryanston. A significant number of scholarships are awarded each year.
Please contact Admissions to request a junior scholarship application form. All applications for entry in September 2021 should be received by the admissions office by Friday 18 December 2020.
More information about our Junior Scholarships can be viewed via the online booklet below, or a hard copy can be requested from Admissions.