Academic, Music and Sports Scholarships are available for pupils entering S1 (Y7) of the Senior School in September 2024. The maximum total fee remission from one or more scholarships is 25%. Awards for individual scholarships are typically in the range of 5-15% of fees. The scholarship examinations and assessments are designed to be equally appropriate for pupils in both maintained and independent schools and are open to pupils already at Birkdale and to those currently at school elsewhere.
Entering your child for scholarship assessment presumes a firm intention to accept an award if one is offered. Candidates are welcome to apply for any of the available scholarships for which they are eligible. The application forms for the 11+ Music and Sports Scholarships can be downloaded below or on request from the Registrar. If your child is applying for a Music and/or Sports Scholarship, this should be indicated in section 4 on the Registration Form. All relevant forms should be submitted by Friday 1 December 2023.
The outcome of all the scholarship assessments will be communicated shortly after the February half term holiday, when the formal offer of a place at Birkdale will also be confirmed.
If an award is made, it will be tenable from when a pupil joins the school in September 2024 and will be held until the end of S5 (Y11) provided that in the opinion of the Head, in consultation with the Director of Music and the Director of Sport as appropriate, satisfactory progress is maintained and the conditions of an award are adhered to. Should a pupil leave the school before this, but subsequently return, the award will no longer apply. During their S5 (Y11) year, pupils will be invited to apply for a range of 16+ Scholarships for entry to the Sixth Form.