11+ 13+ and 16+ Scholarships and Awards

Queen's College Scholarships and Awards recognise exceptional aptitude and talent in a chosen area. The purpose of these awards is to attract students who:

  • Have a strong desire and enthusiasm for learning
  • Are resourceful about the ways they acquire their knowledge and understanding of the world around them
  • Are prepared to build on the skills we teach and reach the highest standards in their work, whether in the classroom, on the sports fields, the stage, the art studios or in the Music School

We invite talented and enthusiastic candidates to apply for one or more of the scholarships available. There is no separate application for an All Rounder award. This is awarded at the Headmaster's discretion to candidates who excel in two or more chosen areas.

Please ensure that the candidate's Head Teacher is aware of your application for a Queen's College Scholarship – we will contact them for a reference as part of the admissions procedure.

The Admissions Manager will be pleased to arrange an individual visit for your family and a taster day for the candidate prior to the scholarship assessments.

All candidates are welcome to apply for a mean-tested assisted place in addition to the value of the scholarship award. Parents of candidates who are likely to require financial assistance should contact the Admissions Manager to request a financial application form, which should be completed and submitted at the same time as the scholarship application.

As a general guideline, major scholarships are worth up to 25% of fees and minor scholarships 10%, irrespective of family means.

CLICK HERE to download our Scholarships and Awards Registration Form.

Available Scholarships

Academic Scholarships
These are awarded on the basis of performance in tests set by the College, interviews and previous school reports. Scholarships will normally be held throughout the pupil's school career but are subject to annual review against progress and effort.

Art Scholarships
Scholarships in Art will be granted on the basis of the pupil's portfolio of work and an interview with the Head of Art. Queen's is a leading centre for the visual Arts in Somerset and hosts the Quartz Festival exhibitions of paintings and sculpture every Autumn. Many Art scholars from the school have gone on to study at major art colleges and pursue careers in Fine Art or Graphic Design.

Music Scholarships
Queen's Music scholars contribute immeasurably to the life of the school via their leading roles in our orchestras, bands and choirs. Many also play in ensembles such as the National Youth Orchestra and the County Orchestra. All school groups make frequent visits to play and sing in Somerset and beyond.

Performing Arts Scholarships
Young people with a particular interest in Drama, Dance or the technical aspects of performance are invited to apply for Performing Arts scholarships. Queen's has an outstanding reputation for the quality of its productions and scholars are generally at the heart of these shows. Most years see a student go on to study at a major school such as the Guildhall or Bristol Old Vic.

Sports Scholarships
Queen's College sportsmen and women have many proud achievements ranging from Commonwealth gold medals to international and national honours. Young people with a particular talent and commitment to any of our major sports - rugby, hockey, cricket, netball, tennis, athletics and swimming - are invited to attend trials for a scholarship at any one of the three age bands.

All-Rounder Scholarships
Pupils who demonstrate a high level of ability in a two or more areas, yet fall short of a specific scholarship level, will be considered for an all-rounder award. Like all scholarships it may be "topped up" with an assisted place.

Key Dates

To register your interest, please contact our Admissions Manager on 01823 340830 or email admissions@queenscollege.org.uk.

11+ Key Dates (for entry into Senior School at Year 7)

Deadline for scholarship applications: December 2018

Exams and Assessments Day (including Interviews): January 2019

13+ Key Dates (for entry into Senior School at Year 9)

Deadline for scholarship applications: February 2019.

Exams and Assessments Day (including Interviews): February 2019

16+ Key Dates (for entry into the Sixth Form)

Deadline for scholarship applications: November 2018

Exams and Assessments Day (including Interviews): November 2018


Any applicants for a place at Queen's College are welcome to apply for a means-tested bursarial award.

All applications are considered by a bursary committee.

Please contact the Admissions team for more information about the bursary process.



School Office: +44 (0)1823 272559 contact@queenscollege.org.uk

School Office: +44 (0)1823 272559 contact@queenscollege.org.uk