St Wystan’s Scholarship Day
Thursday 21st March 2019
on entry to Year 3, Year 4, Year 5
A St Wystan’s scholarship is not just about celebrating talent and nurturing excellence, it’s about sharing it. Our scholarship students are given the opportunity to engage in tailored enrichment activities and extra support in their chosen area of talent. They are supported by staff who are specialists in their field and encouraged to challenge themselves to achieve at the very highest level. But it doesn’t end there. Scholarship students also act as ambassadors within the school, encouraging fellow students to support them and take an active interest in their subject area. Many of our pupils have an excellent track record of achieving their first choice of senior school. In addition, our pupils achieve an array of scholarships including academic, art, music, sport and drama.
Scholarships available at St Wystan’s School
New pupils have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship on the basis of evidence of exceptional recent achievement, performance in the scholarship assessment and an interview with a scholarship panel at the stages outlined below.
Academic scholars will demonstrate high ability of aptitude and performance. They may represent the School in local or national general knowledge, Science, story writing/poetry or Maths competitions and challenges. They will be on our Gifted and Talented register.
If you would like your child to take part in the Academic Scholarship, they will be asked to sit a small assessment in Maths and English and demonstrate that they are achieving in the top 5% above their age-related expectations.
Sports scholars will represent the School and be ambassadors of the School’s sporting values in their chosen field. They will be allocated a mentor and offered small ratio coaching and support to prepare them for competition. Sports scholars will work towards a leadership role within their chosen sport to inspire others and to be a peer mentor to a younger fellow student.
If your child has particular sporting ability and would like to undergo the Sports Scholarship assessment. They will undertake fun activities that will recognise their fitness, agility and eye for a ball, depending on their sporting discipline. To support your Sports Scholarship application please state whether your child takes part in any out of school activity club/organisation at local or county level.
Music scholars will be expected to take a lesson per week and take regular weekly practice. They will have the opportunity of belonging to a musical group, taking part in a musical ensemble and internal/ external performances as they develop confidence. Music scholars will be expected to take part in a musical ensemble, play in music assembly once a term and perform at the annual Speech Day Awards.