Academic Scholarship

At MSJ, Scholarships acknowledge exceptional individual ability and talent in a particular area. We welcome applications for Academic Scholarships at 11+, 13+ and 16+, which are awarded on merit.

Becoming an MSJ scholar means striving for your best and sharing that passion with others.


The Malvern St James Academic Scholar:

  • Attends Academic Scholar meetings and takes an active part in sessions and is an outstanding ambassador.

  • Willingly shares their understanding and ideas with others in meetings and assemblies.

  • Is an active member and leader in academic clubs.

  • Takes an active part in Academic Scholar Platforms, Somerville Suppers and discussion opportunities.

  • Enjoys taking part in competitions and academic extension opportunities.

  • Extends their studies beyond the classroom in creative and independent ways.

  • Has high aspirations for their own education and career.

Applicants should:

  • Relish academic challenge and be an active part of the MSJ Academic community.
  • Demonstrate academic involvement and potential.
  • Have a willingness to take intellectual risks.
  • Show originality in their thinking and intellectual curiosity.
  • Be capable of challenging others’ ideas in constructive ways.
  • For 16+ Scholarships, be predicted Grades 7 to 9 at GCSE or equivalent.

Academic Scholarship Assessment:

Applicants should have considerable potential; ideally, they will already be achieving the best possible marks in their respective fields, whether academic or practical. In addition, applicants should be outstanding role models for other girls.

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