Scholarships at Maida Vale School honour and reward skill, talent and excellence in Art, DT, Drama, Music and Sport.

The application processes is open to entrants at Year 7 and Year 12 unless otherwise stated. Aside from the Maida Vale School Admissions interview, applicants for Scholarships will take part in an assessment of potential, interview with relevant Head of Department and will provide references.  Please note that all pupils applying for Maida Vale School for entry into Year 7 will automatically be considered for Academic Scholarships.

For scholarships into Year 7 starting September 2024
  • Application deadline, 8th December 2023
  • Scholarship Assessments & Interviews week commencing 15th January 2024
  • Offers made Friday 9th February 2024
  • Acceptance deadline Monday 4th March 2024
For scholarships into Year 12 starting September 2024
  • External applicants wanting to join the Sixth Form at Maida Vale School may submit an expression of interest for consideration of a Sixth Form Scholarship by Monday 4th December.  This should be sent by email to the Registrar, at:
  • Current Year 11 students at Maida Vale School may submit an expression of interest for consideration of a Sixth Form Scholarship.  This should be sent by Wednesday 6th December by email to the Registrar, at:
  •  After due consideration of the applications, the Headmaster and their leadership team will invite a number of applicants to a Scholarship Interview.
  • Scholarship interviews take place in December with nominations made to the Scholarship Committee by the Headmaster
  • Year 12 scholars will be informed of awards by the end of term
  • Further scholarships for current Maida Vale Year 11 pupils may be awarded after nomination to the Scholarship Committee as a result of outstanding performance in the Mock GCSE examinations

For more information to further understand Scholarships at Maida Vale School please refer to our ‘Scholarship Policy’ document. This can be accessed via the link below.

Art Scholarship

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Drama Scholarship

Potential scholars need to demonstrate promise as a performer, director, stage manager or designer. Their commitment to the performing arts will be matched by a willingness to share their passion throughout our community.

Previous experience of school productions, public performances, either on stage or backstage is considered an advantage but not essential. Knowledge and first hand experience from watching plays, shows and musicals is helpful as it demonstrates a commitment to the subject.

Distinction and Merit awards in LAMDA or similar assessments are also considered.

Assessment interview detail:

  • Applicants will take part in a workshop that will seek to examine their chosen specialist area(s).


Music Scholarship

Music scholarships are awarded to pupils with a passionate interest in music-making and aptitude to match. Successful candidates are likely to have shown progression though ABRSM, Trinity, Rock School or an alternative recognised assessment programmes, although candidates who have not taken grade examinations will be considered if they can demonstrate working at an equitable level. Year 7 Music Scholars will be working at or beyond the equivalent of ABRSM practical Grade 4 in one instrument coupled with proficiency in a second instrument or a commitment to singing, whilst in possession of the award. Year 12 Music Scholars will be expected to have attained at least Grade 6 in one instrument and be committed to or having passed ABRSM Grade 5 Theory of Music. Music Scholars will include Music within their GCSE or A level portfolio and commit to participating in solo and ensemble performances during the period of their award.

Assessment interview detail:

  • Applicants will be asked to perform a short work of their choosing
  • A short vocal exercise will be included as appropriate


Sport Scholarship

Applicants are expected to have represented their current school at the highest level. In addition they should have (where possible) taken part in IAPS, county, regional or national competitions. Our Sports Scholars are expected to play for the school, where they must show leadership and enthusiasm; as well as honouring any external team or club commitments.

Maida Vale School works with external partners to support and develop their talent.

Assessment interview detail:

  • An individual and group, physical activity will be used to assess the aptitude and responses of the applicants