Scholarships and Awards

Various Scholarships, including Music and Sports Scholarships, are available at 11+, 13+ and 16+ entry levels for strong candidates,  whether boarders or day boys. Scholarships are awarded on consideration of entrance examination results.

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Music Scholarships and Music Exhibitions  (see below)
  • Vaughan Jones Sports Scholarship and Awards (see below)
  • Mountjoy Awards and Old Monmothian Awards  (for candidates who show all-round ability and potential)
  • EF Bulmer Award (for sixth form candidates from Herefordshire)
  • Bursaries (see section on Bursaries)
  • HM Forces Bursaries
Music Scholarships and Exhibitions Guidelines
11+ Music Auditions Early January 2018
13+ Music Auditions February/March 2018
Sixth Form Auditions by arrangement in November 2017
  • At age 11 (usually grade 3 or above on main instrument)
  • At age 13 (usually grade 5 or above on main instrument)
  • At age 16 (usually grade 6 or above on main instrument)
  1. 2 pieces on the candidate’s main instrument
  2. Scales and arpeggios at the appropriate grade
  3. Sight reading and aural tests at the appropriate grade
  4. A second study if possible
  5. Singing

Candidates should also be prepared to answer general questions on their musical interest e.g. composing, harmony, concerts, instruments, choirs and orchestras.  Successful candidates will be expected to show some knowledge of theory and to take the GCSE Music course.  Sixth Form Music Scholars would be expected to study Music to A level.  Award holders should show signs of outstanding potential and enthusiasm.  They will be expected to offer a strong and positive example of commitment to their peers.

Sports Scholarships and Awards Guidelines
11+ Sports Trials Wednesday 31st January 2018
13+ Sports Trials Friday 26th January 2018
Sixth Form Sports Trials Thursday 18th January 2018
  1. Details of the candidates sporting achievements should be provided along with the names of two people who are able to comment on the candidate’s proficiency and potential in sport.
  2. Short-listed candidates will be invited to the School for trials and aptitude tests.
  3. Candidates must fulfil the academic requirements for entry and have a satisfactory report from their school.

Award holders must be prepared to play a full and active part in sport within the school and offer a strong and positive example of sporting commitment to their peers.

Application forms for Music and Sports Awards may be obtained from the Admissions Registrar, 01600 710433

Hitchcock Sixth Form Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of past pupil David Hitchcock, Monmouth School for Boys is delighted to invite applications for the Hitchcock Sixth Form Scholarship. This will be awarded biennially and will be means-tested and could cover up to 75% of the fees. All applications will be assessed in October/November.

David, who was born in Ebbw Vale, attended Monmouth School for Boys in the 1970s after he won the Williams Jones Scholarship. During his time at Monmouth, he fully participated in the many extra-curricular activities that the School had to offer: playing the piano, organ and viola; acting in school plays; being a member of the Monmouth School for Boys’ Challenge General Knowledge Quiz team that became UK Champions; and becoming a member of the 1st XV. He won an Open Exhibition to Pembroke College Cambridge, where he gained a boxing blue to add to his musical accomplishments. After graduating from The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and serving with the Royal Regiment of Wales and the Gurkhas, he began his career in the City and is currently a Managing Director at JP Morgan where he is Head of Investor Client Management for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

David said, “I feel strongly that without the Williams Jones Scholarship, my life would have been very different and I wish to provide a similar opportunity to future generations. It is important for me to repay, as best I can, the help I was given. Monmouth School for Boys offered me, and many other boys, a chance to develop at a crucial and formative time, and the wonderful experience it gives boys today is even more special.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about the scholarship is asked to contact Mrs Diane Jakes, Admissions Registrar, on 01600 710433.