The top Elstree schools will jointly widen their scholarship offering with the introduction of several new awards next September
23 September 2021, Hertfordshire, – Leading independent schools, Habs Boys and Habs Girls, are jointly set to expand their scholarship offerings for those entering the schools in September 2022 for the first time. Although the scholarships on offer will differ across both schools, subject areas will span art, creative writing, drama and sports scholarships at 11+. Historically, both schools have only ever offered music scholarships in addition to academic awards, but this exciting new announcement comes in line with the schools’ ambitious 10-year joint strategy, to boost opportunities for exceptional young people, particularly in the fields of creative arts and sport.
Gus Lock, Headmaster at Habs Boys commented, “We are thrilled to be expanding our scholarship awards programme next year, recognising the important role both the arts and sport play in the life of our schools today. Creativity is the future. Our society, economy, and our planet need curious and creative minds to imagine and develop solutions to problems. We need to inspire young people to conjure and tell better stories about who they are, what they might be and, ultimately, how they might build a better future.”
The announcement comes at a time when the Government is proposing to cut state funding for arts education by 50% including music, drama, performing arts, art and design and more.
Rose Hardy, Headmistress at Habs Girls added, “Aside from music, Habs scholarships have traditionally focused on academic awards, but we are equally passionate about recognising the value that creative arts and sport bring to our modern world. We are delighted about the addition of these new scholarships across both of our schools, and although the awards will vary slightly between the two schools, we continue to be committed to providing a wide range of outstanding educational opportunities for our young people today.”
Scholarships are offered to selected 11+ candidates following a completed application, who meet the criteria specified for each award and have achieved outstanding results in the entrance examination and subsequent interviews. The value of the scholarships is usually 10% of the school fees and up to 30% in exceptional circumstances. All awards are valid for the duration of the student’s time at Habs. Terms and conditions apply.
For more information on scholarship opportunities at Habs Girls, please visit: https://www.habsgirls.org.uk/admissions/fees/scholarships/and for Habs Boys, please visit: https://www.habsboys.org.uk/admissions/scholarships