As well as awarding academic and co-curricular scholarships, Emanuel School is committed to widening access by offering fee assistance.

We wish no potential pupil to be discouraged by financial circumstances when making an application to the school.

Once registered, you will be contacted in September, the year before entry to download the relevant application forms from the website.

Fee Assistance (bursaries)

The level of fee-remission is dependent on financial need and can be up to 100%, including covering the costs of uniform and school meals.

Once registered, you will be notified when the application form becomes available to download from the website.

In some circumstances, usually when household income is below £26,000, it is possible to waive the registration fee. Please get in touch with the admissions office if this applies to you before filling in the registration form- once paid we cannot refund.

From 2020 we will be offering Battersea Rise Trust Awards to particularly outstanding applicants for Sixth form. These are awards of a free place at Emanuel School for bright young people in need of financial support and represent part of our wider social mobility commitment in south west London. Click here to find out more about the Battersea Rise Trust.

Introduction to scholarships

Scholarships are offered to exceptionally talented pupils in the following areas – academia, music, sport, drama and art – and are available at all entry points. Scholarships can be worth up to a 25% reduction in fees which can be supplemented with a bursary depending on financial need. It is possible for a pupil to hold more than one scholarship.

Academic scholarships

There is no need to apply for an academic scholarship. These are awarded to pupils who perform outstandingly in the entry process.

Art scholarships

Applicants will be asked to submit a portfolio of their work and a reference from their current teacher for assessment. A shortlist of candidates will be drawn up, after which candidates will be invited to take a practical examination which will involve a drawing test and an interview. This takes place in January, year of entry for 10+, 11+ and 13+ candidates, and November, the year before entry, for Sixth Form candidates.

Please note 13+ scholarships can only be applied for by external applicants.

Drama scholarships

Applicants will be asked to submit a statement of interest and a theatre review. A shortlist of candidates will be drawn up to be invited to audition. This takes place in January, year of entry for 10+, 11+ and 13+ candidates, and November, the year before entry, for Sixth Form candidates.

Please note 13+ scholarships can only be applied for by external applicants.

Sport scholarships

Applicants will be asked to submit a list of the teams/squads with which they have been involved inside and outside of school and a reference from their sports teacher and/or coach. Selected candidates will be invited to an assessment day where they will be tested on their sport-specific skills, athletic ability and fitness levels. This takes place in January, year of entry for 10+, 11+ and 13+ candidates, and November, the year before entry, for Sixth Form candidates.

Please note 13+ scholarships can only be applied for by external applicants.

Music scholarships

At 10+, 11+ and 13+, applicants may offer any instrument (including voice). Each candidate will be asked to play one piece on their first instrument. Candidates should also offer a second study, but exceptionally talented pupils on a single study will be considered. The expected standard of performance on the principal instrument should be:

10+ Grade 4 standard or higher

11+ Grade 5 standard or higher

13+ Grade 6 standard or higher

At Sixth Form, applicants may offer any instrument (including voice). The audition involves a performance of two prepared pieces on their principal instrument and one piece on a second instrument. Candidates offering a third instrument should perform one short piece or song. The expected standard of performance on the principal instrument should be Grade 8 or higher

Selected applicants will be invited to an audition in January, year of entry for 10+, 11+ and 13+ candidates, and November, the year before entry, for Sixth Form candidates.

Please note 13+ scholarships can only be applied for by external applicants.

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