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Scholarships are available for students who show outstanding achievement and potential in their area of talent.
The Webber Independent School is offering a limited number of Scholarships for 2023 / 2024. To be considered for a Webber Scholarship you will need to demonstrate a track record of academic excellence, or achievement in your child’s particular area of talent. Scholarships are available for students from Year 6 to Year 11 and depending on the level of your child’s academic strength and talent, we may award up to a 50% Scholarship.
Below you’ll find details of the application process and minimum entry requirements.
Headmistress Hilary Marsden would be happy to meet with parents to discuss their child and their application to The Webber and to answer questions you may have about the school.
You will need to provide evidence of predicted grades or evidence of achievement in the chosen Scholarship area and provide the last two full academic reports.
If your initial application is successful, you’ll be invited to an Assessment / Taster experience that takes place over two days. Your child will complete an online assessment, attend an interview with the Headmistress, and take part in lessons with their peer group.
The Headmistress will review the outcome of the assessment, your child’s personal statement, predicted results, a reference from your child’s current school, and any other supporting material before making our final decision.
A provisional offer is made in writing, pending receipt of a written reference from your child’s current school, the completed admissions forms, and the general refundable deposit of £1000*. Offers are usually valid for a period of two weeks.
For Year 10 entry we review past academic performance, reports, and school references, and require a minimum of five predicted GCSEs at C grades or higher including English Language and Mathematics.
Below you will find more details on the types of scholarships that we offer. Should you require further information, our Admissions Team is on hand to answer any questions.
We look forward to meeting you and your child.
We offer Academic Scholarships for exceptional young people who excel above the National average and are significantly higher than the current cohort in our top sets.
Music Scholarships are awarded on the basis of an audition and interview. Applicants are required to prepare two contrasting pieces; one may be on a second instrument. The ability to sing will be taken into consideration and applicants should prepare one song for the audition.
Your child should also bring a portfolio of achievements and a letter of reference from their current Head of Music or instrumental teacher. Applicants will also be given aural and sight reading tests. There is the expectation that students will have taken national Music Grade Examinations. Candidates usually offer two instruments: Year 6+ entrants at Grade 3 and Year 9 entrants at Grade 5 or higher.
Art Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the standard of work. Applicants are required to bring their portfolio of work to their interview. The Head of Art will discuss their work and expect your child to use appropriate terminology, and demonstrate their passion and enthusiasm for their subject.
Art applications are required to produce a timed still-life drawing and to complete a written paper.
Sports Scholarships are awarded on the basis of exceptional all-round sporting ability, which usually includes representation at club/county level or above.
Your child will be invited for a practical assessment and interview with the Head of PE. Additional reports from team coaches are also taken into consideration and a portfolio of Sporting Excellence will be required.
Dance applicants will be interviewed and asked to demonstrate excellence in their preferred area of dance. Candidates are required to prepare a dance to perform to the assessor. Your child must bring a portfolio of their dance experience and achievements and be prepared to discuss this during an interview. Students may also have taken National Dance or Sporting qualifications.