Scholarships and financial support

At Glebe House School, we aim to help as many children as possible to enjoy the benefits of an independent education. We are able to offer a wide range of scholarships and financial support to ensure that every child reaches their full potential during their prep and senior school years.

Children’s talents and abilities show themselves in many ways and, as a small school with outstanding pastoral care, all pupils are nurtured at every stage to ensure that they reach their full ability. Supported by specialist subject staff, we ensure that where particular skill and interest is evident we encourage this within school and help them to develop this further through external activities and groups.

Additionally, Glebe House School offers a wide range of academic, sports, music, creative and performing arts scholarships which are awarded to recognise exceptional talent and ability. Each child is assessed individually, with age, interest and participation in a subject outside of school considered as part of the application process.

A child’s potential over the long-term is a key factor in the award of a scholarship, and the school’s support goes beyond a financial award to help the child and their family in the choice of senior school to continue this. We believe that by nurturing talent in its infancy, we have the potential to help shape a child’s future.

Academic scholarships
Children who have a strong academic ability will be offered a short, age-appropriate test in English, maths, verbal and non-verbal reasoning.

Sports scholarships
Using benchmark data from Glebe’s Sports Development Programme, applicants are assessed by a series of tests:
• 10m sprint
• 30m sprint
• T-test (agility)
• Six-minute run
• Standing long jump
• Hand-to-eye coordination
• Decision-making

Children will be assessed in their main sport and all core Glebe House School sports (rugby, hockey, cricket for boys; hockey, netball, cricket/rounders for girls). Swimming, athletics and football can also be considered.

Music scholarships
An audition for a music award typically includes:
The performance of two contrasting pieces on one or more instruments, including voice
Aural tests, appropriate to age and experience
A sight reading test on the instrument of choice, appropriate to age and experience
An interview during which a child would be expected to demonstrate their interest, involvement and musical ambition

Art scholarships
An award may be offered to a child who shows a particular interest and aptitude in art. They would be expected to demonstrate this with sketchbooks and work brought in from home, and in interview they would be expected to demonstrate their curiosity to learn. They will sit 
a practical test to demonstrate competency.

Performing arts scholarships
Applicants are required to learn and perform a 60-second monologue from a published play or poem, and to informally discuss the piece.

Any child receiving an award will be expected to maintain their interest in their scholarship subject. Awards are subject to renewal annually.

Financial awards
Glebe House School is an inclusive environment and we aim to support as many families as possible to afford an independent education. Based on household income, we are able to offer financial awards at an appropriate level. All applications are considered in strict confidence.

Contact us to discover how Glebe House School can help your child to reach their full potential.