Scholarships Process and Criteria

Each year a number of Prior’s Field scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to pupils who show above average ability. The level of potential awards are detailed in the fees sheet in the prospectus. We offer academic, Music, Art, Sport and Drama scholarships and exhibitions for entry at 11+, 13+ and 16+.

Academic Scholarships 
At 11+, Academic Scholarships are awarded to students who show high levels of ability in Mathematics and English and at 13+ a Science examination is also taken. The School entrance examination results will be used in identifying academic scholars and candidates may be recalled for a further interview. In recent years, our academic scholars have obtained excellent public examination results, gaining places at some of the country’s top universities, including Oxbridge. At 16+ candidates sit an entry scholarship examination and are interviewed.
Art Scholarships
The Prior’s Field Art Department provides an exciting and stimulating environment where students have the freedom and opportunity to explore their creative skills. The department offers a strong foundation of skills and learning in the lower School which is then built on at GCSE and A level. The Art department believes in challenging and stretching students as well as offering support. Scholars have the opportunity to work alongside artists in residence and to experience art through trips to local, national and international attractions. Students are encouraged to experiment with a large array of techniques and media while there is a strong underpinning of sketchbook work and investigation. The majority of Art Scholars go on to pursue a career in Art and Design. Most students opt for an Art Foundation course before going on to specialise in their chosen area at art School or university.
Music Scholarships 
The Music Department is a thriving environment in which students can grow as musicians. We offer tuition in a wide range of instruments. School ensembles include choirs, a concert band, string ensemble, rock bands, chamber groups and jazz band. There are frequent concert opportunities every year, including the Celebration of Christmas, Speech Day, music competitions, Classics and Cakes recitals, PF:Rocks!, the Summer Concert and concerts in external venues. Scholars will be expected to take part in some of these, as appropriate, and will also play in assembly on an occasional basis. Scholars are automatically included in the school’s Music Committee.
Drama Scholarships
The Drama Department offers a lively and imaginative approach to all areas of drama from mime and mask work, to improvisation and the use of technical resources. Drama Scholarships are offered as an incentive to motivated and enthusiastic students whose individuality is likely to benefit the department as a whole. The aim is to include as many students as possible in drama activities and to vary the content and style of practical work to give students the widest range of possibilities in performance situations.
Sports Scholarships
Prior’s Field has an excellent reputation for sport and in recent years there have been many notable achievements. The department recognises the importance of sport in keeping girls healthy and fit and in encouraging team spirit. Through enjoyable and challenging experiences, Prior’s Field girls develop a positive attitude towards physical activity, gain a sense of achievement and build self-confidence.

A scholarship or exhibition will normally be held throughout a pupil’s career at Prior’s Field and the continuity of the award is subject to satisfactory performance. It is expected that all scholars will make a wholehearted contribution to the life of the School and will remain at Prior’s Field for the Sixth Form.

If you would like further information on scholarships, please do not hesitate to contact the admissions team on 01483 813402 or by email

PRIOR’S FIELD, Priorsfield Road, Godalming, Surrey GU7 2RH United Kingdom

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