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Recognising Talent & Excellence

The awards recognise a scholar’s contribution of talent and excellence to the School. Some awards give pupils access to individual specialist instruction and coaching throughout their time at Claires Court. Scholarships are offered across a variety of fields including:

  • Academic
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Sport

Our Scholarships

Awards For Pupils in Years 7, 8 & 9

Scholarship awards are:

  • Made on the condition that the holder will pursue their academic career at Claires Court through to a minimum of GCSE completion
  • Offered subject to parents signing and agreeing to the terms stated in the Scholarship Award Conditions
  • Valid whilst the holder plays a full and active part in the subject area for which the award has been made, to the conclusion of GCSE study, until the end of Year 11
  • Reapplied for on entry into Sixth Form
  • Subject to the Principals’ continuing satisfaction with the holder’s performance.

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    Scholarship Application Timeline

    • October - Applications open for 2024/2025
    • January - Applications close on Friday 3 January 2025
    • Mid-January - Examinations and auditions are held
    • Mid-February - Announcement of results

    *To apply for a scholarship, your child must be registered as applying to the school and the registration fee paid. 

    Assessment Timescales

    • Sports Assessment - Friday 10 January 2025 (Senior Girls) and Tuesday 14 January 2025 (Senior Boys)
    • Academic Assessment - Saturday 18 January 2025
    • Art Assessment - Friday 17 January 2025
    • Choral/Music Assessment  - Thursday 16 January 2025
    • Drama Assessment - Wednesday 15 January 2025

    Please note that acceptance of offers is required within 28 days of the offer being made. 

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    Financial Award Values

    • Our scholarships offer a financial reward as well as the pride of being a Scholar
    • The award is a percentage of the current school fees and is at the discretion of the Academic and Administrative Principals

    Scholarship is to be created not by compulsion, but by awakening a pure interest in knowledge.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    How To Apply

    NOW CLOSED FOR 2023/2024

    To apply for a Scholarship,  applicants must either already be a pupil at the School, or have registered for entry into Years 7, 8, 9 or Year 12 using the school's registration form and paid the £150 registration fee.

    Once you have completed the relevant Scholarship application form online, please send all supporting documentation to the Registrar at [email protected] or post / deliver to Claires Court, Ray Mill Road East, Maidenhead SL6 8TE.

    Scholarship Application - Year 7, 8 and 9 

    Scholarship Application - Year 12 

    Scholarship Booklet 2023-24



    Please Note:

    The closing dates and assessment/interview dates are in advance of application.

    Due to demand, we are unfortunately unable to offer candidates alternative dates.

    If you have any questions, would like to discuss your child’s suitability for a Scholarship or to request a printed application form, please contact the Registrar at  [email protected] or 01628 327710.