A Gordonstoun education aims to develop the whole student. We stretch students not just academically, but also through outdoor, cultural and sporting challenges that are integral to School life at Gordonstoun.
We therefore welcome applications for Sixth Form Scholarships from candidates with skills in any one or more of the above areas. The following Sixth Form Scholarships and Bursaries are available:
- Academic Scholarships
- Scholarships in Art, Design Technology, Drama, Information Technology, Music and Sport
- All-Round Scholarships
- Bursaries for children of Royal Navy or Merchant Navy Personnel
- Externally funded Scholarships
All candidates will be assessed on the basis of:
- a report from their current Headteacher
- a written examination at Gordonstoun
- interviews at Gordonstoun
Academic Scholarships will be awarded to candidates demonstrating outstanding academic ability.
Scholarships in Art, Design Technology, Drama, Information Technology, Music and Sport
Candidates must meet criteria specific to each of these subjects. The criteria are detailed here.
All candidates must show that they are suitable for a Gordonstoun education. They must also have:
- pronounced talent; and
- a high level of achievement in one of these fields:
We shall offer successful candidates a place provided they obtain satisfactory GCSE grades. They will also be expected to have the potential to make a major contribution to School life.
These are for candidates who demonstrate a high level of ability and potential in several areas. They will also be expected to have the potential to make a major contribution to School life.
Candidates may apply for an All-Round Scholarship as well as an Academic Scholarship or one of those awarded for specialist skills eg music, sport, drama etc.
Bursaries for children of Royal Navy or Merchant Navy Personnel
Bursaries in this category may be available through the Heath Jary Sheridan Paterson Trust.
Candidates do not have to sit the academic scholarship papers. They must, however:
- submit a report from their current school; and
- attend an interview at Gordonstoun.
It may be possible to augment Bursaries. This depends on candidates' financial circumstances.
Externally funded Scholarships
External Charitable Trusts have provided funding for:
- Candidates who show outstanding leadership qualities.
- Candidates taking Science at A-Level.
Parents and candidates may not apply for these awards.
Rather, we may propose to the Charitable Foundation candidates competing for other Scholarships and who have taken the Scholarship examination papers.
Candidates showing outstanding leadership qualities
Each Scholarship covers up to half the School fees. However the Trust will decide exact amounts after examining financial statements made by the parents of nominated and approved candidates.
Candidates taking Science at A-Level
These are to the value of 50% of the day fee or approximately 25% of the boarding fee.
How to apply
Application forms are available from:
The Admissions Administrator
The Sixth Form Scholarships information booklet and application form will be available shortly.
(You will need Adobe Reader which can be downloaded from the Adobe website).
The final date for returning application forms is Monday 30 October 2017.
Each candidate or their parents should inform the candidate's present Headteacher before proceeding with an application.
Further information is available from the Director of Admissions or the Admissions Administrator:
Telephone: 01343 837829
Fax: 01343 837808