Scholarships


At Shebbear College we offer a range of Scholarships to reflect academic, sporting, musical, creative or artistic talent. We also offer ‘All rounder’ awards to candidates who excel in all areas of school life.

Scholarships are awarded annually to talented pupils who will make an outstanding contribution to the school at Form 1 (Year 7), Form 3 (Year 9) and Lower 6. Scholarships are conditional upon the recipient’s active and full participation in appropriate activities at Shebbear.

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships at 11+ and 13+ are awarded on the basis of examination performance. In the Sixth Form, scholarships are awarded on the basis of GCSE results and an interview. Scholarships awarded are fixed at the same level throughout the pupil’s career at the school but are subject to the scholar maintaining a satisfactory level of work and academic progress.

Art Scholarships

Art Scholarships are awarded to individuals who genuinely enjoy, and are excited by, being creative. Potential scholars are expected to have a portfolio and sketchbooks that demonstrate a personal commitment to the subject and natural potential. It is expected that scholars will exhibit their work annually.

Drama Scholarships

Shebbear College offers Drama Scholarships at 11+ and 13+. Scholars are expected to play a full part in drama and theatre at the school, including acting, stage and costume design and directing, and to work towards achieving an A* grade at GCSE.

Music Scholarships

Music plays a central role in the life of the College and the contribution of its Music scholars is highly valued. Scholars are expected to have specialised in one area of musical study; at Sixth Form potential music scholars are expected to be working towards Grade 8 in their main instrument, at Year 9 scholars to be working towards Grade 5 and at Year 7 towards Grade 3, as well as being able to demonstrate excellence in performance. It is expected that 11+ and 13+ scholars will take Music GCSE and that all scholars participate fully in the musical life of the school.

Sports Scholarships

The College prides itself on the standard of sport offered and the high levels of performance that pupils can achieve. Scholarships are awarded at 11+ and 13+ following formal assessment by the Head of Sport & Outdoor Education. Sixth Form Scholarships are awarded when outstanding sporting ability has been proven. It is expected that Sports Scholars are available to represent Shebbear College in all major sports and participate fully in the sporting life of the school.

All-rounder Scholarships

Shebbear College offers a breadth of opportunity in both academic and extra-curricular activities. Potential All-Rounder scholars are expected to make above average academic progress and be able to demonstrate excellence in at least one area of the College curriculum, notably Sport, Drama or Music. It is expected that All-Rounder scholars will contribute to all areas of school life. Excellence in other areas may be taken into consideration if reports and certificates (where appropriate) are presented.

How to apply

Scholarships are awarded annually in January, when we hold auditions and interviews. You can read more about the process here.

Please contact our Registrar, Emily, on 01409 282000 or for more information on Scholarships and how to apply.