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Academic Scholarships

Scholarships commence in September and the application process occurs during the preceding academic year. Junior Scholarship applications are assessed in the Michaelmas Term before the start of the award. Once a Scholarship has been awarded, it is held until the pupil leaves the school subject to maintaining the necessary standards.

Academic scholars are expected to become leaders in the classroom, inspiring their peers with both the quality of their work and the effort they put into their studies. Scholars will wear insignia to identify their status and will be presented with the chance to take part in internal and external workshops to help them achieve their potential.

Scholarship is divided into two categories: School Scholarship, which equates to a 10% discount on fees and Headmaster’s Scholarship, which equates to a 25% discount on fees. The award of a scholarship automatically confers membership of the Octagon (the academic society of KHS). All awards are reviewed annually, and are maintained subject to the pupil meeting the criteria laid down by the Head of Octagon.

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Requirements for Academic Scholarships

External applicants for scholarship in the First and Third Forms will be assessed for potential in four areas: Vocabulary – word fluency and understanding; Mathematics – logical thinking, manipulating numbers and numerical concepts; Non-verbal ability – recognising shapes, matching patterns, applying spatial awareness and visual intuition; and Skills - such as proofreading, perceptual speed and accuracy. 

For entry into First and Third Form

Deadline for Scholarship applications: 
Friday 9th October 2020
Junior Scholarship Day: 
Thursday November 12th 2020 

Internal candidates will also be judged on their attitude to learning, as found on their end of term reports. Scholarship applicants are expected to have had a primarily ‘Very Productive’ or ‘Exceptional’ attitude to learning in the three key areas of school life (classwork, independent study and mindset) during the previous three reporting periods. School reports from external candidates should provide similar evidence of liberal academic curiosity. Pupils whose attitude to learning has been adjudged as ‘Coasting’ in a significant proportion of school life will not be considered for interview. 

Music Exhibitions

Exhibitions in Music are offered to pupils at First and Third Form entry, who will normally have achieved Grade 4 (for First Form entry) or Grade 6 (for Third Form entry) in at least one instrument (including voice). Successful candidates will be expected to take an active role in the School’s ensembles and musical life as appropriate to their instrument/voice type. Candidates will be assessed at KHS by the Head of Music. Assessment takes place on Junior Scholarship Day.

Other Exhibitions

An exhibition may be considered for any area of co-curricular excellence, aside from music or sport, where the candidate has an involvement at a nationally recognised level. An appropriate letter of recommendation should be submitted along with the application form (recent examples include drama, art, clay-shooting and karting). Relevant expectations of candidates will be agreed on a case-by-case basis.