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Various Scholarships are available, including Music and Sports Scholarships, at 11+, 13+ and 16+ entry levels for strong candidates, whether boarders or day pupils. Scholarships are awarded on consideration of entrance examination results.

Monmouth School


Various Scholarships, including Music and Sports Scholarships, are available at 11+, 13+ and 16+ entry levels for strong candidates, whether boarders or day boys. Scholarships are awarded on consideration of entrance examination results.

• Academic Scholarships
• Music Scholarships & Music Exhibitions (see below)
• Vaughan Jones Sports Scholarship and Awards (see below)
• Hitchcock Scholarship (awarded biennially to a new Sixth Form candidate)
• Mountjoy Awards & Old Monmothian Awards (for candidates who show all-round ability and potential)
• EF Bulmer Award (for sixth form candidates from Herefordshire)
• Bursaries (see over)
• Assisted Places (see over)
• HM Forces Bursaries

Music Scholarship Guidelines

11+ Music Auditions January 2015

13+ Music Auditions March 2015

Sixth Form Auditions November 2014

• Proficiency in 2 instruments, or one instrument and voice
• 2 pieces, plus sight reading, on first instrument
• Experience as a singer
• Scales, arpeggios and aural tests as appropriate
• At age 11 grade 3 or above, at age 13 grade 5 or above, at age 16 grade 7 or above.

Music Awards, giving remission on fees and free tuition on two instruments, are offered to candidates for whom Music is a first priority, and who are confident they will make a strong contribution to the music of Monmouth School. Successful candidates are those who are proficient in more than one instrument, or are instrumentalists and singers, and in whom the School is able to hold a reasonable expectation that they will play a prominent role in School Music throughout their time here. Decisions regarding Awards are based on a candidate’s musical accomplishment, previous experience, and enthusiasm. It is anticipated that successful candidates at 11+ and 13+ will study Music to GCSE level, and at 16+, A level. Award holders should be confident they can offer to their peers an outstanding example of quality and loyalty throughout their time with us. Awards are reviewed at the end of Forms II and V.

Sports Scholarship and Award Guidelines

11+ Sports Trials Wednesday 28 January 2015

13+ Sports Trials Friday 27 February 2015

Sixth Form Trials Tuesday 11 November 2014

• Details of the candidate’s sporting achievements should be provided along with the
names of two people who are able to comment on the candidate’s proficiency and
potential in sport.
Short-listed candidates will be invited to the School for trials and aptitude tests.
• Candidates must fulfil the academic entry requirements and have a satisfactory school

Award holders must be prepared to play a full and active part in sport within the School and offer a strong and positive example of sporting commitment to their peers.

Application forms may be obtained from the Admissions Registrar, 01600 710433


Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls


New for September 2015 entry – Year 7 Sports Scholarships

 Academic Scholarships are awarded on consideration of entrance examination results, interview and school report. All applications for Scholarships should be made by letter to the Headmistress. All scholarships are subject to review depending on an individual’s performance and scholars are expected to meet the high expectations of the School.

• Academic Scholarships 11+, 13+ and 16+
• Music Scholarships 11+, 13+ and 16+
• Sport Scholarships 11+, 13+ and 16+
• Creative Arts Scholarships 13+ and 16+

Music Scholarships

• At 11+, pupils are expected to have reached Grade 4 standard (approximately) or show evidence of outstanding potential
Audition by appointment on 2nd February 2015
• At 13+, Grade 6 (approximately) Auditions 25th February 2015
• At 16+, Grade 8 (approximately) Auditions 5th November 2014

At the audition, girls will be invited to play two contrasting pieces of music on their first instrument (or voice), with an optional piece on a second instrument (or voice). There will also be aural and sight-reading tests. In addition, candidates should be prepared to answer general questions regarding their music interest, e.g. composing, harmony, concerts, instruments, choirs and orchestras. Successful candidates will be expected to play a full part in extra curricular music and activities, in discussion with the Director of Music.

All Music Scholarships are dependent upon weekly attendance at school musical activities, to be agreed with the Director, and participation in school concerts, etc. Candidates and their parents are respectfully advised that it is a condition of all music scholarships that scholars receive principal study of instrumental tuition from a member of HMSG music staff. Exceptions are made for post Grade 8 students who wish to study with an Associate Professor of one of the British Conservatoires or who attend the junior departments of Conservatoires.

Sport and Dance Scholarships
11+ Sport 29th January 2015 Dance 23rd January 2015
13+ Sport 5th March 2015 Dance 27th February 2015
16+ Sport and Dance 7th November 2014

Students may offer dance as part of Sport or as an independent specialism. Students will be invited to spend a day with HMSG’s Department of Physical Education or half day for dance. The programme will allow applicants to see all the facilities and to be assessed across a range of the major sports offered at HMSG. Students offered a Sport or Dance Scholarship will be expected to exhibit the following:
• Excellent aptitude for sport or dance in general,
• Particular strength in one or more sports or dance,
• Commitment to attend lunchtime and after school practices and training sessions,
• Commitment to represent the school to the highest level possible in at least one sport or dance,
• Commitment to participate in fixtures on weekdays and weekends or school productions.

To support their application for a Sport Scholarship, students will need to complete a sporting profile questionnaire available from the Admissions Registrar. For Dance applicants, please include a CV and personal statement.

Creative Arts Scholarships
These scholarships recognise that students may have an interest across the range of creative subjects, including aspects of art and drama, and so the format of the scholarship day may vary.

13+ 26th February 2015
16+ 4th November 2014
Scholarship candidates will be invited to a workshop where they will be expected to perform a two-minute monologue of their choice. Candidates will work together on spontaneous and devised improvisations and unseen text work. Candidates should bring evidence of previous participation in performing arts. There will be a list of set criteria on which all will be assessed to ensure parity and fairness. Feedback will be provided on request.

Students offered a Drama Scholarship should: be confident in performance with strong vocal and physical skills; demonstrate a high level of concentration and self discipline; be able to work generously as part of a team and assume responsibly; act as an ambassador to support and assist theatre events and activities in the School, as directed by the Head of Drama.

13+ 3rd March 2015
16+ 5th November 2014
Students will be invited to spend a morning or afternoon in the Art Department. Applicants should bring their sketchbook of observational drawings, ideally using a range of media, monochrome and colour. Other work may comprise:

• Painting (using a range of materials and techniques) on different supports
• Printmaking
• Collage
• Graphic design projects
• Photography
• Ceramics (bulky objects may be photographed)
• Sculpture

Students should be prepared to take part in a drawing exercise which will be prepared and introduced by a member of staff. Students will also be expected to discuss their work during a short interview. Students awarded a scholarship should expect to study GCSE or A level Fine Art or Ceramics, as appropriate.