Scholarships & Bursaries
Recognising exceptional academic promise, we have up to 22 scholarships to award on the results of the Academic 11+ Entrance Examination. Art, Music and Sports scholarships may also be awarded, to candidates showing outstanding potential, and these may be applied for at the time of registration or separately, by the stated deadline for each scholarship. Meanwhile we want JAGS to continue to attract intellectually curious girls, regardless of their economic background, so we have our own means-tested awards - James Allen's Bursaries. Whilst the bulk of these, around 22, are available for 11+ entry and Sixth Form admission, they are also awarded for chance vacancy places, or may be applied for by current pupils, should their families find themselves falling on hard times. Bursaries should be applied for subsequent to registration but by the end of December in the year preceding possible entry.
Instrumental Music scholars will audition, candidates for the Art scholarship will submit a preliminary sketchbook of work and Sports scholars will be called for sports aptitude tests. Whilst all those applying for a Sports Scholarship will be invited for assessment in the Autumn term, not all those applying for Music and Art Scholarships will be invited for assessment. Music and Art scholarships may also be awarded for entry to the Sixth Form.
11+ scholarships are worth up to £4000 pa, although this top sum is awarded only to candidates showing exceptional promise. In cases of need, the value of these scholarships may be increased by means-testing on the same basis as our bursaries. A few Sixth Form Academic scholarships of £1,000 pa are also available, and are awarded post mocks and then again post GCSEs.