Sports Awards at St Edward’s are available for entry at 13+ and 16+
The closing dates for 13+ applications is Wednesday 13th October 2021. The closing date for 16+ entrance and Award deadline for entry in September 2021 is Monday 11th October 2021.
All candidates applying for an Award must be registered and sit an online screening test and examinations which together with a formal interview, will demonstrate whether they can benefit from the academic opportunities at St Edward’s. For 16+ entry the online test will be taken in late October of year 11 with exams and interview in early November of Year 11. For 13+ entry the online test will be taken in the November of Year 8.
We offer Sports Awards to candidates who will become leading sporting figures in the school and to those with the potential to reach regional, national and international level.
At 13+, successful candidates will show considerable natural ability and will have achieved county level in one or more of our Tier 1 sports. For both boys and girls these are rugby, hockey, rowing, cricket and athletics, as well as netball for girls. At this age group, we are looking for enthusiastic leaders and team players who display all round talent and to reflect this, candidates will be assessed in a range of out Tier 1 sports. Successful applicants will show that they have the potential to compete in school sport at the top of their age group, throughout the school year. Applications should be supported by testimonials from the candidate’s county, academy or club coach.
At 16+, successful candidates will be competing regularly for their county or at a National level. They may specialise in one of our major sports, but will be expected to make a year round contribution to the competitive games programme at St Edward’s. A testimonial from their county/club coach should be included with the application. Candidates will train alongside our current pupils as part of the assessment process, along with a session with both our strength and conditioning coach and physiotherapist.
All of our award holders act as sporting role models to others through their high levels of motivation and determination. Awards are reviewed on an annual basis to ensure continued commitment to the programme. Sports Awards are worth £1,000 per annum.
When possible, arrangements will be made for an appropriate member of St Edward’s staff to observe the applicant in action.
To apply for a Sports Award, please download and complete the relevant application form from the blue box to the right or top of screen, depending on the type of device you are using.