We take great pleasure in celebrating our pupils’ skills and talents and offer generous scholarships to our pupils in Senior School and Sixth Form. They are awarded by the Governors and recognise ability, excellence and outstanding talent. A scholarship normally remains with the recipient throughout their time in School.

Our scholars lead by example, participate in school life and show commitment to the school. In return, we support and mentor our scholars, inspiring them to thrive and meet their full potential in their chosen area.

Senior School Scholarships

Scholarships available to pupils looking to enter years 7, 8, 9 and 10 are:

Scholarship Description How it is assessed
Excellence Academic Academic Scholarships are awarded to those who perform at the highest academic level. Applicants will complete a short assessment in Maths and English comprehension and writing. Both are based upon the national curriculum.
Encouragement All-Rounder The All-Rounder Scholarship recognises academic talent alongside contribution to school-life in other areas such as sport, music, drama or other extra-curricular activities. Scholarships are awarded based on a report from the current school and interview.
Achievement

The Achievement Scholarship rewards achievement and effort at Junior School.

It is not about top marks, but it is about recognising the effort a child has made to progress beyond expectations.

Scholarships are awarded based on a report from the current school and interview.
Enrichment Music Music Scholarships are awarded to those with exceptional talent in music. Applicants will audition on their chosen instrument/voice and are assessed on musical ability and potential.
Creative Arts Creative Arts Scholarships are offered in three different subjects – music, art and/or drama. Applicants are invited to submit examples of work or to audition, depending on the scholarship applied for.
Sports Sports Scholarships recognise sporting ability and potential

A reference is required from a coach in your sport. Applicants are invited to a sports trial for assessment.

For those whose main sport is not one of the school sports (rugby, hockey or cricket), applicants will be required to demonstrate how they can contribute to school sports.

Sixth Form Scholarships

Scholarships available to pupils looking to join Sixth Form are:

Scholarship Description How it is assessed
Excellence Academic Sixth Form Academic Scholarships are awarded to those who have demonstrated excellence in their GCSEs. On GCSE examination results.
STEM STEM Scholarships are awarded to students who can demonstrate excellence in DT, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science and/or Maths.

Applicants are invited to sit a short assessment in each of the subjects they have applied for.

If already a student at Derby Grammar School we will judge your application based on current performance.

Encouragement All-Rounder The All-Rounder Scholarship recognises academic talent alongside contribution to school-life in other areas such as sport, music, drama or other extra-curricular activities. Scholarships are awarded based on a report from the current school and interview.
Achievement

The Achievement Scholarship recognises the hard work students have put in to achieving their GCSE results, and is for those who perform above and beyond expectations.

It is not about a full suite of top grades, but is about recognising those who have performed significantly better than initially expected at the start of the GCSE journey.

Scholarships are awarded based on a report from the current school and interview.
Enrichment Music Music Scholarships are awarded to those with exceptional talent in music. Applicants will audition on their chosen instrument/voice and are assessed on musical ability and potential.
Sports Sports Scholarships are awarded to those who display exceptional sporting ability. A reference is required from a coach in your sport. Applicants will be visited at their club so we can assess performance on the field.
For those whose main sport is not one of the school sports (rugby, hockey or cricket), applicants will be required to demonstrate how they can contribute to school sports.
Drama Drama Scholarships are awarded to those with exceptional talent in the performing arts and who are looking to study A Level Drama and Theatre. Applicants will be invited to audition.

Exhibitions

An exhibition is a minor scholarship which is awarded at the discretion of the Head in any area.

Applying for a Scholarship

Please register your interest in a Scholarship on the registration form when you apply for your child’s place at the School. Scholarships are also open to current pupils looking to enter years 7, 8 9, 10 and Sixth Form. Please contact the Registrar for further information.

We encourage you to apply for as many scholarship categories as you wish, but successful applicants will only be offered one scholarship.