13+ Scholarships

Application forms for our 13+ Scholarships can be obtained from the Registrar and will be available in the Michaelmas Term 2017.

  • Academic
  • Sport
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Art
  • DT

Academic Scholarships

Examinations for entry in September 2018 will be held 8th - 10th May 2018.

The potential Academic Scholars will sit the CASE papers, as set by the ISEB, and would normally be prepared for these by their Prep School. Further information can be obtained from the ISEB website www.ISEB.co.uk or from your child’s current Headmaster or Headmistress.

Candidates will come to Repton for three days in May. As well as the examinations there will be interviews with the Headmaster, Deputy Head (Academic) and the Heads of both the English and Mathematics Departments.

Closing date for applications: Friday 30th March 2018

 

Sport Scholarships

Assessments for entry in September 2018 will be held Thursday 18th January 2018.

Closing date for applications: Friday 1st December 2017

Sports Awards (Scholarships and Exhibitions) are awarded at 13+ to pupils of exceptional talent.  Awards are made to pupils who we believe will be able to make a contribution at the forefront of our senior first teams either immediately or in due course.  It is, therefore, likely that recipients of any major award will have played or, have the potential to play, their principal game not only at county but also at regional or national level.  Awards may also be made to pupils who have the potential to make a significant contribution to sport at Repton. Please note, it is likely that such awards would normally be made in the major sports which are football, hockey, netball, tennis and cricket.
  
Our Scholarships are reserved for the most able of performers, and we expect that any recipients will be the leading games players in their year group at Repton and in the School in due course. Recent 13+ recipients have been elevated to 1st XI sport whilst still in the lower school age groups, and some have represented their region and country.

Sports Exhibitions are awarded to those who it is felt will be at the forefront of one of our major games, or to those who will make a strong contribution to Repton’s sport across a number of fields.

Practical assessments will be conducted in the candidates chosen sport(s) along with an athleticism test. In addition, every candidate for an award at Repton School will be interviewed by a member of the Senior Management Team. This will be a general interview seeking to explore a candidate’s overall levels of motivation and breadth of interest in education. The interview may: touch on the award for which the candidate has presented themselves, consider current affairs or make use of stimulus text or pictures.

For further information on Sports Awards at Repton, or to discuss an application please contact the Director of Sport, Mr Ian Pollock, email: imp@repton.org.uk

 
 

Music Scholarships


Assessments for entry in September 2018 will be held Friday 19th January, Monday 22nd January and Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Closing date for applications: Friday 1st December 2017

The examination will take place in the Music School at Repton and will last approximately 40 minutes.
Candidates should be prepared to perform two contrasting pieces on their principal instrument (or voice) which should be of at least Grade V standard. It is important that the pieces chosen reveal the candidate's musical ability and potential. An experienced accompanist will be available, but candidates may bring their own if they prefer.  Ability on a second instrument (or voice) is usual but not mandatory. The candidate would be advised to prepare two pieces for their second instrument, although they may not both be heard. Please bring two extra copies of your music, one for the accompanist and one for the Director of Music.

On all instruments presented, candidates may be asked to play scales, arpeggios and sightreading appropriate to their level. All candidates will be given some ear tests, as well as being asked about their musical interests and experience in an informal discussion with members of the Music Department.

As a condition of any music award, all Music Award holders are required to sing in the Chapel Choir, and play in any ensembles as required by the Director of Music, throughout their time at Repton.

Every candidate for an award at Repton School will be interviewed by a member of the Senior Management Team. This will be a general interview seeking to explore a candidate’s overall levels of motivation and breadth of interest in education. The interview may: touch on the award for which the candidate has presented themselves, consider current affairs or make use of stimulus text or pictures.

There will be a Music Department Open Day on Thursday 28th September 2017. For more details of this event please contact the Music Department Administrator, Mrs Fulford on 01283 559227 or email paf@repton.org.uk

Every candidate for an award at Repton School will be interviewed by a member of the Senior Management Team. This will be a general interview seeking to explore a candidate’s overall levels of motivation and breadth of interest in education. The interview may: touch on the award for which the candidate has presented themselves, consider current affairs or make use of stimulus text or pictures.

For further information on Music Awards at Repton, or to discuss an application please contact the Director of Music, Mr Oliver Walker, email: omw@repton.org.uk

 
 

Drama

The assessments for the September 2018 intake will take place on Tuesday 23rd January 2018.

Closing date for applications: Friday 1st December 2017

Candidates for the Drama Scholarship will be sent two contrasting audition pieces both of which should be learnt in advance. Candidates will be asked to perform one of these pieces at audition, and briefly discuss the interpretation of the character they have presented. It is not necessary – indeed it is inadvisable - to have coaching for this, we are looking for individual interpretations.

The scholarship audition for Year Eight pupils who have a clear interest in drama-related activity takes the form of a one-day workshop. During this acting candidates will perform their chosen monologue and all candidates will take part in a number of group and individual practical activities. In addition, all candidates are interviewed to evaluate their general interest in and experience of drama, at an appropriate and realistic level. Applications from candidates offering design or technical skills are also welcome; these candidates should provide a portfolio or scrapbook as evidence of their interest in lighting, sound or set design.
 
Whilst the awards workshop is rigorous for twelve and thirteen year olds, it is also informal, informative and an enjoyable experience.

In view of the practical nature of the day, it is advisable to wear tracksuits or loose, comfortable clothing.
Every candidate for an award at Repton School will be interviewed by a member of the Senior Management Team. This will be a general interview seeking to explore a candidate’s overall levels of motivation and breadth of interest in education. The interview may: touch on the award for which the candidate has presented themselves, consider current affairs or make use of stimulus text or pictures.

For further information on Drama Awards at Repton, or to discuss an application please contact the Head of Drama, Mrs Fiona Bardsley on fjb@repton.org.uk

 

Art 

The assessments for the September 2018 intake will take place on Monday 22nd January 2018.

Closing date for applications: Friday 1st December 2017

Candidates will be asked to participate in a practical art workshop during the day and they should bring a portfolio of their work (it need not be mounted) and photographs of any three dimensional work which is too difficult to transport. 

Candidates should be prepared to talk about their portfolio in interview with the Director of Art.

Every candidate for an award at Repton School will be interviewed by a member of the Senior Management Team. This will be a general interview seeking to explore a candidate’s overall levels of motivation and breadth of interest in education. The interview may: touch on the award for which the candidate has presented themselves, consider current affairs or make use of stimulus text or pictures.

For further information on Art Awards at Repton, or to discuss an application please contact the Director of Art, Mr Ian Whitfield, email: ijw@repton.org.uk
 

 

Design & Technology


The assessments for the September 2018 intake will take place on Monday 22nd January 2018.

Closing date for applications: Friday 1st December 2017

Candidates will have a short written test and will be asked to do a practical exercise.

Candidates should bring their completed project along with its accompanying folder including any photographs of any three dimensional work which is too difficult to transport.

Candidates should be prepared to discuss their project in an interview with the Head of Design Technology.

The folder and related practical piece should demonstrate research skills, graphical capability and accurate practical work.  Candidates may interpret the following themes as a starting point for their project:

  1. Storage of small items
  2. Lighting
  3. Recycling

Candidates may also select their own project providing it demonstrates the qualities listed above.

Every candidate for an award at Repton School will be interviewed by a member of the Senior Management Team. This will be a general interview seeking to explore a candidate’s overall levels of motivation and breadth of interest in education. The interview may: touch on the award for which the candidate has presented themselves, consider current affairs or make use of stimulus text or pictures.

For further information on Design & Technology Awards at Repton, or to discuss an application please contact the Director of D&T, Mr Ian Setterington on is@repton.org.uk