Sports Scholarships

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The PE Department

The Royal High School PE Department is on an exciting journey and we would love you to be part of it. Sports Scholarships are available to those entering the school in Years 7, 9 and 12.

Opportunities for training and matches are considerable and the standard of Sport at the RHS is excellent. Sports Scholars' timetables are tailored to accommodate their sporting interests, where necessary, and training load and energy levels are carefully monitored. 

High achieving scholars represent the school in a number of sports and also pursue their sporting careers outside of school. They go on to represent the county, region and more recently we have had international honours. We also have staff who have international representative honours and other staff who have played sport at the highest level. High standards of athletes are a distinctive feature of the sporting life of the school, and all Sports Scholars are expected to represent the school as a priority when selected, as advised by the Director of Sport.

Our recent successes include:

  • The U14 and U16 Teams qualifying for the Regional Round of the England Netball Schools’ Competition.
  • The Senior Hockey team achieving an 85% ‘win’ rate.
  • A number of girls who have been selected for GB swim teams.
  • International Horse Riders and international Judo and Biathle Athletes
  • County Representation in Hockey, Netball, Archery, Fencing, Athletics, Tennis, Football and Cricket. 

Sports Scholars can expect to benefit from: 

  • A full fixture programme to develop playing against top quality opposition
  • A caring training environment to nurture progression and development
  • Links with local sports clubs and scouts
  • Regular one-to-one meetings with a member of the PE staff to track progress and discuss sporting aspirations
  • Leadership opportunities in sports clubs/junior school/external clubs
  • Typically, a specialist scholarship is worth a 10% remission on the tuition fees. In certain cases, an Honorary Scholarship may be awarded, and whilst there is no monetary benefit, girls have full access to the Scholars’ programme. 


We encourage candidates with exceptional potential to apply and we expect all candidates to be taking part in sport outside of school. It is quite unlikely that we would award a scholarship to a student who is unable to represent school, or someone who is simply a good ‘school player’.

The requirements of the application day are fairly similar in all cases. Potential scholars are asked to take part in a number of team-building activities and have an interview with the Director of Sport to discuss their passion and commitment to sport.


For further details, please contact Registrar Francesca Orr on

Tel: 01225 313877, Fax: 01225 465446.