Scholarships

The outstanding pastoral care and personalised approach to learning along with opportunities for increased responsibility and exposure to a broad and stimulating curriculum, clearly indicate the considerable benefits of an education at Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall.

Each academic year beginning in September, the Headmaster will award scholarships to children of outstanding ability (from age 7).

Scholarships are awarded to pupils who have shown excellence in a specific area. They are awarded in the following categories: Academic, Music, Sport and Art. Academic scholarships can be awarded from Year 3 upwards; assessment for this is in Year 2. Other Prep School scholarships are awarded from Year 4 onwards; assessment for these takes place in the preceding year.

Scholarships result in a reduction of fees, by a percentage, which is retained throughout a pupil’s time at Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall, subject to satisfactory progress, behaviour and continued high standards. *

Scholarships will be awarded on the results of assessments and interviews.

Entry Points

Applicants should be in Year 2 or above at the time of the test. Completed application forms should be returned to the Head of Prep. Candidates will be notified of the exact arrangements in advance.

Please contact the Admissions Secretary on +44 (0)1603 868206 for an application form and further information or submit your enquiry online (please indicate in the ‘Comments’ box which scholarship you are interested in).

Scholarship options

Academic Awards

Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall are members of NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education) and are passionate about motivating and engaging as well as deepen and extend more able pupils’ learning assisting them to fulfil their potential within our inclusive school community.

Small class sizes allow for that all important individual attention with a focus on personalised learning, target setting and monitoring of progress. Specialist teaching takes place from Year 2 in several subjects including French, Computing, PE, Forest School and in every subject from Year 5 with Latin offered to all pupils from Year 6. Year groups are set from Year 5 so that every child can approach exams or Scholarship at their own pace and are provided with opportunities to undertake extension work. In addition there is an annual variety of local, national and overseas trips as well as national and regional competitions to compliment pupils’ studies.

External candidates are requested to provide the school with any standardised assessment or SATS results. High scores in these standardised areas of assessment; Mathematics, English, reading and verbal reasoning will provide a strong indication of academic scholarship ability. The school has already standardised data for any internal candidates.

The academic scholarship papers will test pupils’ powers of reasoning, deduction, inference and creativity and consists of a written examination and an interview. Papers are set in English and Mathematics.

Music Awards

A Music award would normally be tenable throughout a child’s time in the school, subject to termly review as to satisfactory work and progress. The recipient will be expected to make a positive and lively contribution to the musical life of the School.

The examination has three components – instrumental, vocal and an interview.

Candidates should prepare pieces on any instrument they are offering and are encouraged to bring a short song.  A specific standard is not required; however children should show natural talent as well as a conscientious attitude to music. In addition to simple sight-reading and aural tests, candidates will be given an opportunity to talk about themselves and their involvement with music.

The School has an established tradition of musical excellence boasting a 100% pass rate at ABRSM examinations and a new Music Recording and Composing suite was recently installed. The Music Department hosts a team of eleven visiting specialist teachers and a full range of orchestral instruments is offered in the school’s purpose built Music Block. Tuition on guitar, voice and drumming is also available. All pupils are encouraged to work towards the ABRSM examinations and there are numerous opportunities for musicians to perform at school. Concerts are held regularly and there is a range of extra-curricular ensembles for children to join including; Jazz Band, Pre-Prep and Prep School Choirs, Magna Voce Choir, Woodwind Ensemble, Flute Choir, Oboe Consort, Rock Band.

Children in Years 3 to 8 receive 1.5 periods of class music per week and follow a progressive study of music, involving a variety of topics, where their composition, performance and listening skills are developed. Read more about our Music Department.

Any further advice or information may be obtained from the Director of Music who will be happy to meet parents of prospective candidates informally at any convenient time.

Sports Awards

The recipient of a Sports award will be expected to make a positive and lively contribution to the sporting life of the School in all sports.

Candidates will be assessed across a variety of aspects of fitness including speed, endurance and agility.

Candidates will have the opportunity to demonstrate their proficiency in cricket, hockey, rugby, netball and football. A high level of proficiency in at least one of these sports is expected. A report from their coach(es) or sports teacher is also a requirement.

The school are the proud recipients of the Platinum Schools Games Mark which is the highest grade of this national sports award, having achieved four consecutive Gold School Games Mark awards prior to this . It is based on the School’s ‘sport for all’ philosophy, the high level of attainment, inclusivity and provision for sport in the School, and our contribution to the wider community.

Pupils have access to a wide range of sporting facilities including a very impressive Sports Hall and high spec Dutch astro turf pitch. The sports hall is currently used as the centre of excellence for Norfolk youth cricket and is also the home venue for the Thoroughbreds and Norfolk United netball senior teams.

Fixtures take place every Wednesday (for Years 5-8) and Tuesdays (for Years 3 and 4) throughout the term in the major games of rugby, hockey, cricket, netball with swimming matches occurring throughout the academic year.

Sport plays a major role in the life of the school with three afternoon games’ sessions and a PE lesson a week in addition to a variety of hobbies on offer including canoeing and football. PE lessons include health related fitness, athletics and tennis. Read more about our Sports Department.

Any further advice or information may be obtained from either our Head of Boys’ Games and/or Head of Girls’ Games who will be happy to meet parents of prospective candidates informally at any convenient time.

Arts Awards

The recipient of an Art award will be expected to make a positive contribution to the Art department of the School.

Candidates will be assessed across a variety of aspects and will be required to bring in a small selection of examples of their work (in any media) – i.e. paintings, drawings, photos, constructions etc. A report from their current teacher is also a requirement. In addition, candidates will be given an opportunity to talk about themselves and their involvement with art and details of any competitions they have entered.

A specific standard is not required; however children should show natural talent as well as aspirations to excel in art.  The high standards achieved by our pupils are recognised by senior schools who have consistently awarded Arts Scholarships to a number of pupils over the past decade. Art is taught 1.5 lessons per week. Workshops with visiting artist exploring a variety of media and techniques, trips to galleries and other places of artistic interest and entry into regional and national art competitions provides our pupils with the opportunity to expand their talents. Read more about our Art Department.

Any further advice or information may be obtained from the Head of Art who will be happy to meet parents of prospective candidates informally at any convenient time.

Please contact us if you would like more information on our scholarships.

*Pupils in the Prep School, who have been awarded scholarships, will have to re-apply for their scholarship in Year 8 for Year 9 transition to the Senior School.