Please complete and return a Scholarship Application Form to apply for a Bedford School Scholarship. Boys are welcome to apply for more than one scholarship.

Scholarship Application Form

(Application forms can be obtained from our Admissions Team)

All external scholarship candidates should be registered with the school. If you have yet to register, please complete our Registration Form and return along with your Scholarship Application Form. Please also include your registration fee of £100.

Prep School Registration Form  Upper School Registration Form

Completed scholarship application forms must be received by the Admissions Office (with any supporting references) no later than 1 December in the year prior to intended entry (or the 1 December of Year 8 for internal candidates). The application deadline for boys wishing to apply for a scholarship to start in September 2018 is thereforeFriday 1 December 2017.

Unfortunately, we are unable to consider any boy for a scholarship or award outside of the allocated timescale. All decisions on scholarships are made in early February each year, with the award starting the following September.

The Assessment Process at 13+

Academic Applicants
All external boys, along with boys in Year 8 at Bedford Preparatory School are required to sit the Bedford School Aptitude Test (BSAT). Boys who perform particularly well on the BSAT will be invited back for further academic scholarship testing and an interview prior to us selecting award recipients. Please note: the submission of an application for an academic scholarship does not guarantee that your son will be invited back for the second stage.

Art, Drama, Music and Sport Applicants
Art, Drama, Music and Sport Scholarship applicants are required to attend additional specific assessments to test their potential. These will take place after the entrance assessment day.

The Assessment Process at 16+

Academic Applicants
Applicants will undergo two assessment papers in subjects of their choice as well as undertaking a Verbal Reasoning test. They will also attend a formal interview with the Head Master or another senior member of staff. A confidential reference request will also be made to their current school to include predicted GCSE grades.

Art, Drama, Music and Sport Applicants
Art, Drama, Music and Sport Scholarship applicants are required to attend additional specific assessments to test their potential. These will take place after the entrance assessment day.

Assessment dates for entry in September 2018

13+ Academic Scholarship Call BackThursday 25 January 2018
16+ Academic ScholarshipTuesday 23 January 2018
13+ & 16+ Art ScholarshipsWednesday 24 January 2018
13+ & 16+ Drama ScholarshipsWednesday 24 January 2018
13+ & 16+ Music ScholarshipsMonday 29 & Tuesday 30 January 2018
13+ Sport ScholarshipsMonday 22 January 2018
16+ Sport ScholarshipsFriday 26 January 2018
13+ & 16+ Golf ScholarshipsMonday 22 January 2018

More Information

Scholarship decisions are confirmed to applicants by mid-February. For an informal discussion about scholarships please contact Mrs Anna Steiger, Director of Admissions on 01234 362216 or email: admissions@bedfordschool.org.uk.