Music and Sports Scholarships and the Warden's Sixth Form Awards are available to any candidate who shows exceptional talent or ability in their chosen field. The short films below give a snapshot of what is involved in being a Music or Sports Scholar at the College.
Winchester offers two main types of music awards, Music Scholarships and Music Exhibitions. These are available for both 13+ and 16+ candidates. Full details are given in the document below.
Auditions for a Music Award are designed to establish an all-round view of musical ability. The audition includes a 15-minute performance, and 10 minutes of practical tests. Informal pre-auditions are also available for all candidates, whether in person or online. The Director of Music can give advice about all aspects of Music Awards and is pleased to see potential candidates at any time after they are nine years of age.
Music Scholarships are available to any candidate who shows exceptional musical talent. Former pupils now play in the leading orchestras and teach at conservatoires. Many have highly successful careers as performers, conductors and composers. At Winchester they benefit from exceptional teaching, first-class facilities and the opportunity to play in concerts at least weekly.
Application deadline: Thursday 30 November 2023
Auditions: Monday 29 January – Friday 2 February 2024
Application deadline – Friday 13 October 2023
Auditions: Monday 6 November – Wednesday 8 November 2023
If you have any questions, please contact the Music School Administrator on +44 (0)1962 621122.
Sports Scholarships offer successful candidates at 13+ and 16+ specialist coaching sessions, a regularly assessed strength and conditioning programme, and a dedicated tutor from the Sports Department to help them achieve their sporting goals while maintaining a sensible and sustainable routine in the school.
Successful candidates will be invited to an assessment day, designed to understand their all-round sporting ability. The day is typically split into three parts and looks at physical, technical and mental agility.
Further information can be found in the documents below, including contact information and details of how to apply.
Unlike Bursaries, Music and Sports Scholarships do not automatically carry a remission on school fees. Further information on bursary support can be found here.
Modern Languages Award
Candidates must be studying at least one modern language at A-level with a desire to either studying languages or an internationally focused degree subject at university. During their time at the school, the student would be instrumental in running student activities related to modern languages and complete a funded research project agreed with the Head of Languages.
Candidates must be studying Latin or History of Art at A-level with a desire to studying a classical subject at university. The student would be expected to lead student activities related to the Classics and complete a funded research project agreed with either the Head of Classics or the Head of History of Art.
Candidates must demonstrate a flair for entrepreneurship and be willing to be heavily involved in leading Makyth Ventures, the school entrepreneurship hub. During their time at the school, the student will have the opportunity to develop an entrepreneurial idea whilst at the school and network with alumni and speakers involved in the start-up scene.
The Awards carry no automatic fee remission and we ask that you indicate your interest in these awards on your application form.