Admissions / Fees, Bursaries & Scholarships

Being a music scholar at St Paul’s gives me the opportunity to participate in a wide range of ensembles, performing diverse and challenging repertoire, with the support and encouragement of a strong musical community, excelling far beyond the classroom

St Paul’s Music Scholar

MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS AT 11+

Once an offer of a place has been accepted for 11+ entry, suitable boys are invited to apply for a Music Scholarship. Potential candidates should have reached at least Grade 5 on their principal instrument and will be required to perform, sight-read, respond to aural tests and answer general questions relating to their music making.

Each Scholarship is worth £60 per annum, plus free tuition on two instruments. Exhibitions consist of free tuition on one instrument only.

MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS AND EXHIBITIONS AT 13+

Once an offer of a place has been accepted for 13+ entry, suitable boys are invited to apply for a Music Scholarship. A number of Music Scholarships and Exhibitions at 13+ are awarded each year. The closing date for entries is mid- January and shortlisted candidates will be invited to audition, usually very late in January or early in February prior to entry.

Each candidate will be required to perform, sight-read, respond to aural tests, complete a 20 minute written paper and answer general questions relating to their music making. You can download some example papers below:

13+ Music Scholarship paper 2015

13+ Music Scholarship paper 2014

13+ Music Scholarship paper 2013

We expect candidates to have attained at least Grade 6 standard on their principal study, though not necessarily to have taken exams.

Each Scholarship is honorary, worth £60, plus free tuition on two instruments. Exhibitions consist of free tuition on one instrument. Awards at 13+ are retained for three years and are reviewed for the final two years of school.

Further Scholarships are available at 16+.

For more details on the examination and entry standards, or to book into the Music department 13+ Open Morning in November, please contact Karenne Mills, Music School Manager, on kmm@stpaulsschool.org.uk.