11+ Entry

11+ Scholarships

Various scholarships are available at 11+ (Year 7) entry levels for strong candidates, whether boarders or day pupils. Academic Scholarships are awarded on consideration of entrance examination results, interview and school report.

All candidates sitting our papers are automatically considered for academic scholarships.

All applications for Music or Sport/Dance Scholarships should be made by letter to the Headmistress.

Music Scholarship

At 11+, pupils are expected to have reached Grade 4 standard or show evidence of outstanding potential.

At the audition, girls will be invited to play two contrasting pieces of music on their first instrument (or voice), with an optional piece on a second instrument (or voice). There will also be aural and sight-reading tests. In addition, candidates should be prepared to answer general questions regarding their music interest, e.g. composing, harmony, concerts, instruments, choirs and orchestras. Successful candidates will be expected to show some knowledge of theory.

All Music Scholarships are dependent upon weekly attendance at school musical activities, to be agreed, and participation in school concerts, etc. Candidates and their parents are respectfully advised that it is a condition of all music scholarships that scholars receive principal study of instrumental tuition from a member of Monmouth School for Girls music staff. Exceptions are made for post Grade 8 students who wish to study with an Associate Professor of one of the British Conservatoires or who attend the junior departments of Conservatoires.

Sports/Dance Scholarships

Students will be invited to spend a day with Monmouth School for Girls Department of Physical Education.  The programme will allow applicants to see all the facilities and to be assessed across a range of the major sports offered at the school. Students need to come prepared to participate in any of the following – netball, lacrosse, hockey, swimming, athletics and dance.

Students offered a Sports Scholarship will be expected to exhibit the following:

  • Excellent aptitude for sport in general,
  • Particular strength in two or more sports or dance,
  • The commitment to attend lunchtime and after school practices and training sessions,
  • The wish to represent the school in at least two sports,
  • The willingness to be available for regular fixtures on weekdays and weekends.

To support their application, students should bring a portfolio of their sporting achievements, awards, successes, press coverage, etc.