Pupils joining Haileybury in Removes (Year 9) can apply for five different Scholarships, depending on their course of study. Entries are encouraged from candidates who demonstrate excellence, talent, outstanding achievement and promise.
Academic, Music, Sport, Art and/or Design Technology Scholarships are available to external candidates.
All candidates sit Haileybury's entrance examinations in English, Maths and Reasoning in either the year of their Year 6 (the early tests) or the year they are looking to join (the main exams).
These exams are set by Haileybury and take place in the January/February of the entry year. Candidates sit papers in Mathematics, English, Science and French or Spanish. They then choose one further paper from History, Geography, Latin or Religious Studies.All candidates will also have taken the standard entrance exams for 13+ entry.
All candidates have an interview with a senior member of staff, involving topics relevant to the age group including current affairs.
Candidates will normally offer two instruments, one of which may be voice. A minimum standard of Grade V or VI in the main instrument is expected.
Candidates will have an audition and an interview with the Director of Music. Candidates may also submit and perform their own compositions.
Excellence of performance, an immense level of promise and/or potential for leadership in one sport can lead to the award of a scholarship. It might be an advantage to be able to offer these attributes in more than one sport, but it is not a prerequisite. We award scholarships to girls in hockey, netball, lacrosse and tennis; and to boys in rugby, cricket, hockey, football and tennis.
The assessment day would typically include: fitness training, training session in a sport(s) of choice and interview. We will also ask for your child to prepare a short presentation on their general sporting history.
Haileybury scholars are expected to be active and positive contributors to the College's sporting life throughout the year, setting an impeccable example on and off the field of play.
Every scholar (from 13+) will also be invited to join the HHPP (Haileybury High Performance Programme) and thus have the best possible chance of maximising their potential.
Candidates are expected to offer evidence of outstanding achievement by bringing examples of work and sketch books.
Candidates will undergo a practical assessment and an interview with the Head of Art and/or Head of Design Technology.
Candidates are expected to offer evidence of outstanding theatrical ability. Candidates should be prepared to perform two contrasting audition pieces of approximately 2-3 minutes in duration. The chosen pieces should be monologues the candidate is comfortable with and feels confident to perform. Previous LAMDA speeches are ideal. Candidates should also provide a song (ideally with backing track) or sheet music for accompaniment to assess musical theatre ability.
Candidates should also provide evidence of previous drama experience such as School Plays, Extra-Curricular Drama lessons, theatre school experience, dance or singing qualifications, LAMDA qualifications or professional experience where possible. There will be a short interview with the Director of Drama and the candidate will have the opportunity to discuss their dramatic interests and aspirations.