October 29, 2021

New High Level Sixth Form Scholarship Awards for September 2022

For boys entering into Year 12 in September 2022, Newcastle School for Boys will be launching their new High Level Sixth Form Scholarship Awards, offering up to 100% scholarship awards for those showing exceptional talent. 

The talent identification programme will allow boys to access the excellent sixth form education at the School whilst being supported in their pursuit of excellence in their chosen area. The scholarships will be offered to boys performing to the highest level academically, in music or in sport. 

These awards will be available to boys performing at the highest level for their age in their chosen category. Performance guidelines for each area have been identified as: 

Academic – Standardised score of 125 or higher placing them in the top 5% nationally for their age group 

Music – ABRSM Grade 7 or above (or equivalent) with a very strong portfolio 

Sport – On a sporting performance pathway, likely through an academy. Playing at county level or above (or equivalent) 

All successful applicants will be expected to meet the School’s sixth form entry requirements i.e. a minimum of five passes at GCSE including English and Mathematics. 

Headmaster, Mr David Tickner said “We’re delighted to be launching this scheme for September 2022 and to be able to recognise the exceptional talent of those wishing to join our sixth form.  

We offer outstanding support at our sixth from to allow boys to pursue both academic excellence whilst still following their passions outside of the classroom. Our sixth form focuses developing the whole boy to put them in the best possible place to achieve happiness and excellence in their future lives.” 

The School will be hosting their Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 18th November, 6.00pm. This evening will allow those interested to learn more about the education on offer, speak with subject leaders and receive further details on the scholarship scheme.  

“We really look forward to welcoming boys and their families along to our open evening and assessment day” said Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Tori Snowdon.  

This is a very exciting opportunity for us to open up our sixth form offer via the launch of this scholarship. We very much look forward to meeting with the applicants to learn more about their passions and talents.” 

Those wishing to apply for the scholarship scheme can do so by contacting the School and submitting an application by the closing date of Friday 17th December. Boys already attending Newcastle School for Boys should contact admissions@newcastleschool.co.uk to register their interest initially. Applicants will be invited to an assessment day on Saturday 29th January 2022 with offers to be issued in the following weeks. 

Any queries can be directed to the School’s Admissions department on 0191 255 9303 or admissions@newcastleschool.co.uk.