11+ entrants

Junior Music Scholarships

Two awards of up to 20% of School fees

Awards are made on the basis of audition and interview. Candidates usually offer two instruments (Voice does count), at least one at Grade 5 or higher, although it is not necessary to have taken the Associated Board exam. Candidates will be asked to perform two pieces on their first instrument and one on their second.

13+ entrants

Music Scholarships

Ten Scholarships of up to 30% of School fees. Additionally, Scholars and Exhibitioners will benefit from free tuition on one or more instruments during their time at Oundle.

Awards are made on the basis of audition and interview; there is no written paper. Candidates usually offer two instruments, at least one at Grade 6 or higher of the Associated Board, although it is not necessary to have taken the exam. They should prepare two contrasting pieces for each instrument. The audition is designed to discover signs of talent and interest as much as to test actual performance; based more on potential than on actual attainment. Ability to sing will be taken into consideration. Special encouragement is given to choristers, as one award will be offered each year to a chorister from a cathedral or collegiate school.

16+ entrants

Sixth Form Music Scholarships

One Scholarship of 10% of School fees

Awards are made on the basis of audition and interview; there is no written paper. Candidates usually offer two instruments, at least one at Grade 8 or higher, although it is not necessary to have taken the exam. They should prepare two contrasting pieces for each instrument. Ability to sing will be taken into consideration.

Parents and schools of prospective candidates are urged to contact the Director of Music, who will be pleased to discuss further details.