Scholarships & Awards & Bursaries

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Scholarships & Awards & Bursaries

At Lingfield College, we recognise and celebrate achievement in all areas. We are proud to offer a Scholarship programme for entry into Years 4, 5, 7, 9 and 12 for children with exceptional skills and talents. 


The Scholarship programme is designed to challenge, excite and stretch each child to achieve the very peak of their potential at school and beyond. Lingfield Scholars benefit from a proportionate discount off fees, an outstanding enrichment programme, the highest level of mentoring and access to various exclusive activities, tailored study and events that will support their time at the School.

A successful Scholar will be a leader in their chosen field of expertise and will be expected to make a significant contribution to life here at Lingfield and beyond. They become excellent role models for their peers and important ambassadors for the School.

For more information about our Scholarships & Awards please email admissions@lingfieldcollege.co.uk.

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Lingfield Prep Scholarships

Each year, the Prep School offers a number of Academic, Music and Sports Scholarships and awards to high-achieving pupils. Scholarships will carry a fee reduction of up to 10% and awards of 5%. Scholars also qualify to apply for a means-tested Lingfield Prep Bursary.

Scholarship assessments take place in the academic year preceding entry.

If you would like advice on the expectation of the programme or application process, please contact the Prep School Director of Studies.

Academic

Undertaken in Year 3 for entry into Year 4 until the end of Year 8. (Students may apply for Senior School Academic Scholarships in Year 7)

Academic Scholarships are awarded to pupils who demonstrate all-around academic ability. We are looking for children with solid academic foundations, who are active learners and have enquiring minds. They will be thinkers and problem solvers, able to apply their knowledge and have a positive attitude to their academic studies. They will take part in extracurricular activities and make a positive contribution to school life.

Music

Undertaken in Year 4 for entry into Year 5 until the end of Year 8. (Students may apply for Senior School Academic Scholarships in Year 7)

Music Scholarships will be awarded to talented instrumentalists who enthusiastically contribute to the Music Department in the Prep School and later in Senior School. They may be offered for one or two instruments in which they are currently receiving tuition. The candidate should be approaching or exceeding Grade 2 standard on their first instrument. No Grade requirements are expected for the second instrument if offered, although a reasonable performance level will be expected.

Sports

Undertaken in Year 4 for entry into Year 5 until the end of Year 8. (Students may apply for Senior School Academic Scholarships in Year 7)

Sports Scholarships will be awarded to candidates who can contribute to the School’s sporting success. Scholars will be expected to participate fully in all sports. They should be ‘A’ team standard players in at least one, preferably two, of our School’s leading sports (Hockey, Netball, Football and Cricket). However, at this young age, potential and individual skill levels will also be considered. The candidate will be a coachable team player who will reliably and consistently demonstrate the desired attitude to represent the school in a competitive environment.

Senior School & Sixth Form

Scholarships are available for entry into Year 7, Year 9 or Year 12 with assessments taking place in the academic year preceding entry. Academic, Art, Drama, Music and Sport Scholarships are awarded annually to high-achieving candidates who are exceptionally talented in one of these disciplines. Scholarships will carry a fee reduction of up to 20% at Senior School and Sixth Form. Scholars also qualify to apply for a means-tested Lingfield Bursary.

 

Academic

Academic Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and participate in our Scholars’ Programme to stimulate their intellectual curiosity and increase their breadth of knowledge. We are looking for students with solid academic foundations, that are active learners and have enquiring minds. They will be thinkers and problem solvers able to apply their knowledge and have a positive attitude to their academic studies.

Sixth Form Scholarships are automatically awarded following GCSE results. We operate a points-based system, where students who gain 60 points from their best 7 subjects secure a Scholarship.

Art

Lingfield has a thriving and successful Art Department. Art Scholarships are awarded to candidates who demonstrate unique flair, competence and technique.

Scholarship assessment invitations are granted to candidates primarily on the evidence of a portfolio containing six pieces of work. The results of the assessment together with the portfolio determine the success of the award application. External candidates should also supply a reference to indicate the child’s strengths, interests, enthusiasm, and recent progress. (See Scholarship booklet for details).

Drama

Drama Scholarships are awarded to students who display an outstanding talent and interest in performance. They will exhibit a keen interest in the subject either at school or outside. They will be expected to participate fully in the department’s life, be involved in school productions, and support others by attending the school’s various performances. They will take a leading role in promoting the Drama and Theatre department and be ambassadors for the school. In turn, they will then be encouraged and supported in their development and skill to maximise their potential.

Candidates are invited to an audition and interview with the Director of Drama. Successful candidates will show in their audition a sensitive understanding of character, an appreciation of the text and both strong vocal and physical application. 

Music

Music holds a very special place in the academic and co-curricular life of the school. Music Scholarships are awarded for musical potential, ability and corresponding examination certificates. An enthusiasm for Music, a love of performing and a willingness to participate in school musical life are essential.

Candidate standards required

1. Scholars should play one main instrument (including voice) to a standard equivalent of:

  • 11+ entry - Grade 4+ ABRSM / Trinity or equivalent
  • 13+ entry - Grade 5+ ABRSM / Trinity or equivalent

Applicants are expected to perform two contrasting pieces on their main instrument. They should also be able to talk about their musical interests and what they can offer the Music Department.

2. Scholars should be able to play on two instruments (one of which can be voice) to a standard equivalent of:

  • 11+ entry - Grade 3+ on both instruments
  • 13+ entry - Grade 4+ on principle instrument and Grade 3+ on second instrument

Applicants are expected to perform two contrasting pieces on their primary instrument. They should also be able to talk about their musical interests and what they can offer the Music Department.

Standards Required at Year 11

At 16+ it is expected that an applicant for a Music Scholarship will be of a Grade 7 ABRSM/Trinity or equivalent standard, in addition to having passed their ABRSM Grade 5 Theory. It is expected that students will then go on to obtain their Grade 8 before completing Year 13. Pianists and string players are particularly sought for 16+ scholarships.

Sport

Sports Scholarships are awarded to those who will bring excellence and dedication to Lingfield through sport. Candidates should play in their school's first team in their key team sport or to county level in any individual sport. Candidates should also demonstrate an active interest in at least two other sports and display high athleticism levels.

The Lingfield Community Award

We are committed to providing places to pupils who we believe are most likely to flourish at Lingfield College regardless of their means. For this reason, every year, we are pleased to offer the following bursary places to top academic Scholars for admission to our senior school;

Up to one fully-funded place

Or

Two partially-funded places at 50% off day school fees.

Places are only available to pupils who are in Year 6 or above from the local area. Applicants who have met the criteria for a means-tested bursary will enter a selection process after sitting entrance examinations, and the final decision is at the Headmasters' discretion.

These are means-tested Bursaries and only cover the cost of day fees. Additional expenses such as trips, uniforms etc, are not covered. A non-refundable registration fee is also payable.