Scholarships & Bursaries
King’s Scholarships were established in 1541 by Henry VIII under the Statutes of Canterbury Cathedral. The most recent Royal Charter, granted in 1992, formally approved the admission of girls as Scholars.
King’s Scholars are members of the Canterbury Cathedral Foundation.
There are seven main classes of entrance awards to the School:
1. Academic Scholarships (King’s Scholars) and Exhibitions
2. Music Scholarships and Awards
3. Art Scholarships and Exhibitions
4. Sports Scholarships and Awards
5. Design & Technology Scholarships
6. Drama Scholarships
7. Dance Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded in Year 9 and Year 12.
Year 9 Scholarships are awarded in all seven of the above categories. Year 12 Scholarships are awarded in the first four of the above categories.
It is possible for a boy or girl to hold awards of more than one kind, and in cases of proven financial need and evident merit, additional bursary assistance may be available. Virtually all Scholarships and Awards are now “inflation-proofed” by being expressed as a fraction of the annual fees.
Honorary King’s Scholarships are awarded for excellent GCSE and AS results.
The award of non-academic Scholarships is subject to candidates meeting normal academic entrance requirements.
All Academic, Music, Art, Drama, Design Technology, Dance and Sports Scholarships, Exhibitions and Awards are for excellence in the relevant sphere. Means-tested bursaries, in cases of financial need, are assessed and awarded separately.
Examination & Scholarship dates for Sixth Form 2019
Examination & Scholarship dates for 13+ and Sixth Form 2019 -2020
Enquiries about scholarships and application forms are available from The Admissions Office