It is Canford's policy to encourage excellence through the awarding of scholarships and for those awards to be funded by a financial package to enable pupils to come to the school who, without the assistance of a scholarship, would not be able to do so. In accordance with the agreement of the majority of HMC schools, no award or combination of awards will exceed 50% of the fees. All Canford's scholarships are indexed as a percentage of the fees so that their relative value remains constant throughout the scholar's school career. For a general overview of our scholarships and bursaries, please click here.
SCHOLARSHIP DATES FOR SEPTEMBER 2017 ENTRY
Music: 30/31 January 2017
Sport: 3 February 2017 (boys), 6 February 2017 (girls)
Drama: 22 February 2017
Art: 23 February 2017
Design Technology: 23 February 2017
Academic: 26 February-1 March 2017
A number of scholarships, ranging from 50% to 10% of the fees. Winners of these will not be required to sit the Common Entrance examination. Candidates for Academic Scholarships who do not win awards but who perform satisfactorily in the examinations will not be required to sit the Common Entrance Examination.
Candidates for all other scholarships must qualify academically for entry into Canford either via the Common Entrance Examination or Canford's own Entrance Tests for those at schools not offering Common Entrance.
A sense of what we are looking for in academic scholarship candidates can be found here.
Armed Forces Scholarships
Two scholarships at 13+, each worth not less than 20% of the fees, to be awarded to the highest placed academic and non-academic award winners who are children of serving members of the British Armed Forces.
A number of scholarships and exhibitions, ranging from 50% to 10% of the fees. Each award carries free tuition on two instruments. Further information including audition guidelines may be found on the Academic Music page.
Jubilee Art Scholarships, Design Technology Scholarships and Drama Scholarships
For each category, one scholarship of 20% or two scholarships of 10%.
A number of scholarships ranging from 50% to 10% of the fees.