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11+ and 13+ Music Scholarships

Application forms are sent out in November of the year prior to the boy joining the School to the parents of boys who have registered an interest in the Music Scholarships, and must be returned to the School by early January.

The auditions last approximately half an hour and applicants should bring evidence of all their musical activities, including compositions.

At 11+ a boy should be able to offer:

  • a principal instrument at a standard of about Grade V;

  • singing or a second instrument at a standard of about Grade III (if the principal instrument is piano, a higher grade would be expected on a second instrument).

Aural tests and sight reading on a principal instrument will both be at a standard of about Grade IV. There will be a short interview to assess a candidate’s musical interest and promise.


At 13+ a boy should be able to offer:

  • a principal instrument at a standard of about Grade VI – VII;

  • a second instrument at a standard of about Grade V (if the principal instrument is piano, a higher grade would be expected in the second instrument).

Singing may be offered as additional evidence of musicianship. Aural tests and sight reading on a principal instrument will both be at a standard of about Grade VI. There will be a short interview about a candidate’s musical interests and general musical knowledge.

"The range of musical opportunities is outstanding"
ISI Report 2014