Entrance & Scholarship Assessments

Each year Abbotsholme is proud to offer a range of scholarships to outstanding students from the UK, and this is through attendance at our scholarship week.

Scholarship Assessments for Years 7, 10 and 12 take place in January each year. We have a limited number of scholarships available in a range of areas which are detailed on this page. Each area has an outline of what students are expected to complete on the day.

All students who have a special aptitude are welcome to attend with scholarships being offered in the following areas:

·        Academic 

·        Music 

·        Sports 

·        Performing arts 

·        Art and Design 

If you would like your child to be considered for a scholarship and wish to attend then please contact me via email on  or by calling the admissions team on 01889 590217 and we would be delighted to put you on the list. Please note spaces on our scholarship week are limited and therefore we encourage early bookings.



Applicants for Performing Arts scholarships are required to prepare a 1 minute to 2 minute monologue and a song which will be performed in front of the Performing Arts team.  These must be chosen to best highlight the candidate’s abilities.  In addition to these performances, there will be a discussion about the pieces and a workshop to ascertain the applicant’s ability in dance.  Appropriate clothes should be worn for this and the candidate must be able to move freely during the session.  The whole process should take no longer than an hour and is designed to put candidates at ease and to provide an enjoyable experience.

Art Scholarships

Applicants will be expected to present a portfolio of work and be prepared to discuss that work and also discuss gallery visits they may have made.  Applicants will also be required to produce a still life sketch within 30 minutes.

Music Scholarships

Applications are invited from all instrumentalists and singers to attend auditions before entry into the school in September. The school has a strong musical reputation and recipients of scholarships will be expected to play a full part in the musical life of the school. Applicants should be prepared to play two contrasting pieces on their instrument or using their voice which may be accompanied or unaccompanied. Sight reading and aural tests will also be given in order to ascertain potential as well as attainment.

Sport Scholarships

Applications are invited from athletic and talented young sportspeople who can make a significant contribution to the range of major sports offered by Abbotsholme School, especially in Hockey and Cricket.

Pupils will be assessed in their sport during the taster day and references will be sought from outside coaches or clubs. Our coaching team of Clive Jacobs for Cricket, Kevin Heath and Laura Askew for Hockey, will look to assess your skill level and fitness in a fun, engaging and welcoming environment. 

If a pupil is sporting in other areas we are happy to consider them for  a scholarship also. Pupils from other sporting backgrounds will be expected to provide references from their coaches or clubs and undergo a fitness test.

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships are available and are assessed based on the results achieved by the candidate in the Entrance Examinations.

To view a Sample Year 7 English Entrance Exam click here

To view a Sample Year 7 Maths Entrance Exam click here


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