Testing for Scholarships for entry into S1 and S5 is held annually in January (for S1) and March (for S5) for entrance to those year groups in the August of that year.
Scholarships Awards are available in the following fields:
All candidates will sit the same papers. Mathematics, English and Verbal Reasoning. Academic awards will be based upon success in these three areas.
A great emphasis is placed upon sports at Lathallan. The assessment will consider general ball skills, fitness and cooperation towards encouraging teamwork. Please indicate preferred sports on the application form.
Candidates will be given the opportunity to participate in Senior rugby sessions and assessed on their speed, agility, fitness and ball handling skills. (Testimonials of current club or school achievements are to be submitted alongside the application).
Candidates will be given the opportunity to participate in a netball session and will be assessed on their speed, agility, fitness and ball handling skills. (Testimonials of current club or school achievements are to be submitted alongside the application).
Candidates should be able to offer two instruments/voice and general musical ability. At least one instrument should be working towards grade 4 or similar standard. Please note preferred instruments on the application form.
A portfolio will be required demonstrating range of ability and standard. At assessment pupils should be prepared to discuss their preferences in Art and attempt a ‘still life’ drawing.
Drama will be assessed by means of a workshop and impromptu performances.
Bagpipes and Marching Drums
Lathallan has a highly respected Pipe Band and Drum Corps. Children may present themselves for both or either the bagpipes or marching drums and play tunes of their own choice.
This award is offered to candidates who feel comfortable in two or more of the above disciplines. Please specify on the application form.
Scholarships for sport, netball, rugby 7’s, music, drama, art, piping, drumming and ‘all-rounder’ will be assessed following the academic papers set. Interviews will take place during the pupil’s day visit at the school.
It is hoped that all children will enjoy the assessment experience and should approach the scholarship process with this in mind. We are looking for those who show aptitude and potential and enjoy their extracurricular pursuits.
Additional references are always encouraged when applying for a Scholarship, (for example from choirmaster, sports coach).
Awards can be worth up to 100% reduction on the tuition element of the school fee. Parents may apply for further financial assistance in addition to a Scholarship. Scholarships will remain with a pupil throughout their time at Lathallan, provided the given criteria are continually met (music scholars, for example, will be expected to maintain tuition and perform in school concerts).