There is no financial assessment when allocating these awards.
Honorary Awards carry considerable esteem within the school, and to wider communities such as universities, although they do not have a financial value. In certain circumstances these are awarded to existing pupils at 13+ and 16+ who have progressed in the school to such a standard that their achievements merit wider recognition.
In order to maximise financial efficiency and educational benefit, no pupil may hold more than one Scholarship or Exhibition bringing with it financial recompense: the second and any subsequent award will always be Honorary.
Awards are available for students at 11+, 13+ and 16+ entry.
Scholarships, Exhibitions, All-Rounder Awards and Governors’ Presentation Awards are all awarded on the basis of performance in our 11+ entrance examinations. All awards are equally open to external candidates and members of the MCS Junior School, and no application is necessary.
For those educated at Preparatory Schools, these are awarded by competitive examination, taking place in the Hilary term. For applicants from schools in the maintained sector, these are awarded on the basis of our own 13+ entrance examination which takes place in February each year. No application is necessary.
All-Rounder Awards and Governors’ Presentations Awards
These are also made each year, on the basis of performance in the Common Entrance Pre-test or 13+ entrance examinations.
Art, Music and Sport Scholarships
These become available at 13+ to both external and internal applicants. Application forms are available from the Registrar or can be downloaded on the how to apply page and must be returned to the Registrar by Friday 7th January 2022.
It is expected that some of those internally elected to Scholarships at this stage may previously
have held All-Rounder or Governors’ Presentation Awards.
Academic Scholarships are awarded on the basis of our standard admissions procedure for Sixth Form applicants. They are conditional on GCSE performance and are awarded at the start of the Michaelmas term in the Lower Sixth.
All-Rounder and Governors’ Presentation Awards and Art, Music and Sport Awards operate exactly as outlined as at 13+, save that in Music awards are sub-divided into Choral, Instrumental and Organ Scholarships. Drama Awards are also offered at 16+.
Further details and application forms can be downloaded from the How to Apply table and must be returned to the Registrar by Monday 1st November 2021 for Art, Drama and Sport and by Friday 7th January 2022 for Music.
Current Fifth Form pupils are recommended for Art, Music and Sport Scholarships by departmental heads at the end of the Trinity term, without any need for application. These awards are honorary and are announced at the start of the Michaelmas term of the Lower Sixth.
Current MCS Fifth Form pupils can apply for Drama Scholarships.