The Scarborough Scholar
The search for the Scarborough Scholar 2020 is now OPEN. For more information about Scholarships and Bursaries for September 2019 and 2020 please contact Mrs Gemma Pierson, our Registrar.
Over 120 years ago, the Victorian founders of Scarborough College established a school with a charitable foundation to provide a top class education for deserving boys of the area who demonstrated obvious academic potential. Today, the modern educational landscape might look a little different, however, the College remains as committed as ever to providing aspiring local families with a realistic and affordable choice for educational excellence. Many of our present College parents, desiring of the best for their child and dissatisfied with the performance of the other schooling options in the area, benefit from our Assisted Places Scheme in order to provide their son or daughter with the first-class experience that will maximise their life opportunities.
Taking our Assisted Places Scheme one step further, and in keeping with the school’s foundation, the governors of the College have agreed to provide families from the Scarborough and surrounding areas with the opportunity to apply for their son or daughter to become what has been termed the Scarborough Scholar. The award holder will benefit from a day or boarding place at the College with fees reduced by up to a full 100%.
The College, which educates boys and girls from 3 to 18, is therefore inviting applications from children from Year 3 upwards. The only prerequisite is that the applicant should be able to demonstrate their high academic achievement to-date and their obvious future potential. This will take the form of recent school reports and, depending on the age of the candidate, may also take the form of Year 6 SATs predictions/results, Common Entrance predictions, GCSE predictions/grades etc. as well as references from their present school. Aside from academia, many applicants will wish to demonstrate the positive input they could bring to the College in the fields of sport, music, drama, art etc
Applications should be made electronically via the online form which is now 'live'.
We invite all interested families to contact the College prior to making an application in order to arrange a visit which will include a tour of the campus and a meeting with the Headmaster. Please also note that the College has arranged an Open Morning in October and potential Scarborough Scholars and their families are warmly invited to come along.