Sport Scholarships

Sport Scholarships

Our ambition is to foster a passion for excellence in all sports. Through our commitment to nurturing talent and developing raw ability, we encourage all our young athletes to confidently strive for continuous self-improvement and towards sporting excellence.

Our Scholarship and Performance programme specifically aims to support and guide our top athletes in their quest to optimise their sporting potential, and in doing so, boost the performance of the school. 

As a sport scholar you will enjoy: 

·         A sport specific personal mentor
·         A sports scholars handbook
·         Guidance with goal setting and reviewing
·         Strength and Conditioning coaching
·         Preferential access to sports psychology lectures
·         Nutritional guidance and advice
·         Access to physiotherapy  and support with injury rehabilitation
·         Guidance with performance analysis
·         Invitation to Sports Scholars annual dinner

See our video: Sport at Sevenoaks 


The Awards

13+ sport scholarships
A number of sport scholarships worth £1000 per annum are available each year. Those joining the school at 11+ may make an application as an internal candidate for the award at 13+. 
Deadline: 1st February in Year 8

16+ sports scholarships
A number of sports scholarships are available each year for 16+ students.
Deadline: Further information will be sent to candidates who have indicated on the registration forms that they would like to take part in the Sports Scholarship assessment.

Bursaries and Enhanced Awards

Families who are not able to afford the fees are welcome to apply for a bursary.  A means-testing process will take place following which, and depending on the financial circumstances, a bursary worth up to 100% of the fee may be awarded.

Enhanced Scholarships

Scholarships are worth £1,000 per annum.  Families with children of scholarship potential who don't qualify for a bursary award, but who do not have sufficient resources to pay full fees, may apply for an enhanced scholarship worth up to 50% of the day fee.  For those awarded a scholarship the level of any enhancement is subject to individual circumstances and available funds which will be established by means-testing.

The Director of Sport, Mr James Emmitt, is pleased to meet candidates informally at any stage to answer queries about the scholarships.


What We Are Looking For

We are looking to select candidates who display what we consider to be the most important physical attributes and mental characteristics that lead towards becoming an elite performer. You should apply if you: 

·         Have raw athletic ability
·         Have excellent hand-eye co-ordination
·         Are coachable and willing to quickly implement given feedback
·         Demonstrate ambition and drive towards achieving a personal or team goal
-         Are able to make good decisions when under pressure
·         Are physically resilient and robust
·         Have positive emotional intelligence and are able to bounce back from setbacks
·         Are willing to take the lead
·         Have good communication skills
·         Have met the academic requirements of the school

We hope in return, successful candidates will ‘buy in’ to our programme in being an Ambassador for Sevenoaks School Sport: 

·         Aspire and work towards representing the school, their county and even their country!
·         Show passion, pride and sportsmanship in all that they do
·         Have a genuine desire to contribute to the sporting life of the school
·         Be prepared to be a leader
·         Help to make sport relevant to fellow students, whatever their ability

Scholarships are reviewed annually and their continuance is dependent upon attitude, conduct, participation and progress. 

Candidates unsuccessful in their application are likely to be included in the school Performance Programme where they will still receive support in the following areas:

-         Strength and Conditioning coaching
·         Potential access to sports psychology lectures
·         Nutritional guidance and advice 


For Year 9, download the application form and return to the Director of Admissions by the deadline stated above.

For Sixth Form, further information will be sent to candidates who have indicated on the registration forms that they would like to take part in the Sports Scholarship assessment.