MCS aims to support applications from boys who believe they have considerable sporting potential and who would thrive on the combination of a first-class academic and sporting education.

Sports scholarships are available at 13+ to both external and internal applicants. For full details and an application form, please click the button below. Applications must be returned to the Registrar.


Awards are about potential rather than current performance levels. However, as a guide the following criteria can be used. To have a realistic chance of an award a candidate is likely to be doing one or a combination of the following:

  • To be playing in their prep school first team for most if not all sports
  • To be playing a good standard of club sport and at least one sport to county level

Sport Scholars and Exhibitioners require:

  • a genuine love of sport
  • speed, agility, balance and co-ordination
  • sound understanding of tactical and technical aspects of the game
  • a positive attitude to training and open-minded approach to coaching.

In return, Award holders enjoy:

  • top level coaching
  • access to strength and conditioning programmes
  • use of video analysis
  • broad opportunities for a variety of sporting involvement
  • a genuine interest in pupil development through individual mentoring.

Candidates will be encouraged to show particular potential in at least one of MCS’s Focus Sports. These are: Rugby, Hockey, Cricket, Rowing, Netball or Tennis.

It must be emphasised, however, that outstanding expertise in any sphere of sport will be considered. Candidates able to offer ability in a combination of sports are encouraged to apply, as are those who have outstanding potential in one sport.