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Scholarships & Bursaries

An opportunity to achieve distinction and personal excellence through the scholarships programme.

Blundell’s aims to nurture academic performance through the encouragement of scholarship and scholarly example. There is a wide cross-section of awards aimed at developing balance, breadth, and a will to lead from the front by maintaining the highest standards.

The Scholarships and Awards are competed for at 11+, 13+ and 16+. There are also a small number of discretionary Head’s Awards.

See the Current Information Booklet (Pg 8-17) for more information, how to apply, closing dates and FAQs.

Blundell’s is fortunate to be able to continue to fulfil the wishes of Peter Blundell, its founder, by offering Foundation Bursaries to successful scholarship applicants who may need more financial support. These applications will require a notarised Financial Means Form to be submitted prior to the scholarship process.

Please find below dates of our Scholarship programme for September 2024 entry:

16+ Sport Scholarships

Monday 14th November 2023 (Closing date Monday 23rd October 2023)

16+ Academic, Art, Drama & STEM Scholarships

Tuesday 15th November 2023 (Closing date Monday 23rd October 2023)

16+ Music Scholarships

Thursday 9th November 2023 (Closing date Monday 23rd October 2023)
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11+ Entrance & Awards Examinations

Saturday 13th January 2024 (Closing date Monday 4th December 2023)

11+ Music Awards

Monday 15th January 2024 (Closing date Monday 4th December 2023)
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13+ Sport Scholarships

Monday 9th October 2023 (Closing date Monday 2nd October 2023)

13+ Academic Scholarships

Tue 23rd Jan’ – Wed 24th Jan’ 2024 (Closing date Monday 11th December 2023)

13+ Music & DT Scholarships
Thursday 25th January 2024 (Closing date Monday 11th December 2023)

13+ Art & Drama Scholarships

Friday 26th January 2024 (Closing date Monday 11th December 2023)

For any additional information please contact the Admissions Co-ordinator, Mrs C.Botting

c.botting@blundells.org
Tel: 01884 232310

Scholarships & Bursaries FAQs

In what areas are Awards offered?

At what age can a boy or girl sit for an award?

What are the value of awards?

What is a Foundation Bursary?

Are there special terms for children whose parents are serving in H.M. Forces?

Do awards made at 11+ continue into the Senior School?

Can a pupil who holds an award try for one again at a later stage?

Can internal candidates apply for a scholarship?

Will Blundell’s request a school report?

Where do the exams take place?

Will my child be able to stay at Blundell’s during the scholarship examinations?

Are sample papers available?

How do candidates apply for an award?

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