The Downsend Scholarship Award Programme was established to recognise, celebrate and reward excellence from both current pupils and those wishing to join the school.

The programme aims to provide opportunities for children of high academic ability, outstanding conduct and good all round potential to achieve, and as such, we would expect that only children working towards the top end of their year group will apply.

Two categories of award will be available to Year 3 pupils in the Lower School: Academic & All-Rounder.

Four categories of award will be available to Year 6 pupils in the Upper School: Academic, All-Rounder, Music & Sport. 

Closing date for internal candidate applications for both Upper and Lower School is Friday, 20 January 2017.

The Lower School Scholarship Assessment will be held on Friday, 3 February 2017.

The Upper School Scholarship Assessment will be held on Friday, 10 February 2017. 

These awards apply to pupils currently in Year 2 and Year 5 respectively, and take effect from Year 3 and Year 6 in September 2017.