Scholarships • The King's School, Canterbury


King’s Scholarships were established in 1541 by Henry VIII.

Junior King’s Scholarships


Two 11+ Academic Scholarships and two 11+ Academic Exhibitions are awarded to suitable internal or external candidates showing strong academic potential for the future.

Internal and external candidates are invited to attend a special 11+ Scholarship Day at the School. They will sit extension tests in English, Maths and Thinking Skills and will have an interview with a senior member of staff.

Awards will be based upon overall performance. The maximum award available will be 5% of full fees for a Scholarship and 2.5% for an Exhibition. The awards are held for two years only at Junior King’s.

Award holders will normally be entered for 13+ Academic Scholarships at the Senior School and that an award could be held in conjunction with a means-tested bursary.

General Conditions

Senior School Scholarships


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, please see below.

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
Further information


Ever since the Statutes of 1541, it has been the policy of the school to support pupils who have been unable to pay full fees.


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