Scholarships

Recognising outstanding potential

d’Overbroeck’s provides a range of scholarships available to prospective students wishing to join us in Year 7, Year 9 or Year 12.

Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional potential and outstanding talent in their respective field. Scholars are expected to lead by example, whether that is through their academic, artistic, sporting or other achievements, and to make a significant positive contribution to the life of the school.

The financial value of our scholarships vary and are always offered at the discretion of the school.

More information about our scholarship opportunities across the school can be found below.

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Years 7-11 scholarships

Our Years 7-11 scholarships include Academic, Art, Drama and Music. The financial value of these awards is up to a maximum of 20% of our tuition fees.

Academic
Our academic scholarships award outstanding potential and we need to see evidence of a high level of academic achievement to date. We ask candidates to sit examinations across a range of subjects, usually Maths, English, Science and Humanities.
Art
This scholarship allows us to recognise outstanding talent in the visual/fine arts, which will be demonstrated by a portfolio of work. We require candidates to spend half a day in school producing a piece of work and discussing their portfolio.
Drama
Students with outstanding dramatic talent are welcome to apply for our Drama scholarships. They'll need to demonstrate commitment and play a very active role in school productions and other performing arts activities.
Music
Music scholarships are awarded to students who show exceptional musical ability and achievement. They'll need to demonstrate commitment and play a very active role in school concerts and other performing arts activities.

Years 7-11 scholarship assessments

The deadline for our Years 7-11 scholarships is February 2022 and our assessment days will be taking place in March 2022. Participation in these scholarship assessment days is by invitation only and is dependent on a prospective student’s performance in our entrance examinations.

For more information about our Years 7-11 scholarship assessment process and selection criteria, please contact our Years 7-11 Registrar, Rob Barker, at rob.barker@doverbroecks.com.

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Sixth Form scholarships

Our Sixth Form scholarships include Academic, Art, Drama, Media, Music, Sport, the Tennis Academy and Broadening Horizons. The financial value of these awards is up to a maximum of 25% of our tuition fees.

Academic
Our academic scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional academic potential and achievement to date. These students will have a consistently outstanding level of academic attainment and exhibit potential for future excellence. Students should be on track to achieve 9s and 8s at GCSE level or equivalent.
Art
Our Art scholarship is awarded to students with an exceptional talent in the visual/fine arts, supported by a strong portfolio of work. Applicants for this scholarship must be intending to study Art as one of their A-Level subjects.
Drama
Our Drama scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate excellent dramatic ability, showing achievement, commitment and enthusiasm. Applicants must be intending to study Drama as one of their A-Level subjects.
Media
If you have a flair for film or video-making, passion for photography or talent for journalism, this scholarship is for you. Our Film, Video, Photography and Journalist scholars demonstrate outstanding talent, and are likely to be considering a career in their chosen field. They play an active role in covering school events and activities through these media, and are supported in developing their skills with input from our alumni and parent communities.
Music
Music scholarships are awarded to students to show exceptional musical ability and achievement. Applicants must be intending to study Music or Music Technology as one of their A-Level subjects.
Sport
Our Sport scholars are expected to be good ambassadors for Sport within the school, helping to promote the benefits of a healthy, physically active lifestyle. Applicants for our Sports scholarship are required to be playing and training to a high standard in their chosen sport (such as a league or county player or equivalent). We would also usually expect applicants to be intending to study A-Level Physical Education.
Tennis Academy
Our Tennis Academy is a dedicated programme designed to support excellent tennis players who wish to develop their tennis career alongside studying their A-Levels and getting all the benefits of a d'Overbroeck's education. Applicants should have, or be working towards, a Lawn Tennis Association player rating of 4.2 or higher (or the equivalent International Tennis Number/World Tennis Number). We will also consider players slightly below this standard if they show good potential. All applicants must also meet our standard academic entry requirements.
Broadening Horizons
This year, we are delighted to be able to offer 2 full scholarships to recognise students from our local ethnic minority community. Each scholarship will be awarded to exceptional students entering the Sixth Form who self-identify as belonging to an ethnic minority. This scholarship award covers 100% of tuition fees, plus an additional amount to cover supplementary costs including travel to school, school lunches and a number of school trips throughout the year.

Sixth Form scholarship assessments

The deadline for our Sixth Form scholarship applications is October 2021 and our assessment days will be taking place in November 2021. Participation in these scholarship assessment days is by invitation only and is dependent on a prospective student’s performance to date.

For more information about our Sixth Form scholarship assessment process and selection criteria, please contact our Sixth Form Admissions Team at sixthformadmissions@doverbroecks.com.

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The International School scholarships

Our International School Olympiad is a global scholarship competition that is designed to enable talented students to access all the benefits of a d’Overbroeck’s education.

The International School Olympiad scholarship
Our International School Olympiad scholarships are awarded to students who consistently demonstrate exceptional talent and outstanding potential throughout the competition assessments.

Olympiad assessments

In the first round, applicants will be invited to:

  • sit our entrance assessments
  • submit a personal statement
  • write a 300-word critical essay on a given topic
  • have an interview with a member of our senior leadership team

 

In the second round, applicants will be invited to:

  • Complete a task based on the theme of ‘global citizens and future leaders’
  • Take part in a Q&A discussion based on their response to the task

 

The competition is open to prospective students from specific regions. For more information about our assessment process and selection criteria, please contact our International Admissions Team at international@doverbroecks.com.

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