Music Scholarships are available at 13+ for internal candidates who are in their Senior 8 year and soon to join Senior 9, along with any external candidate applying for a place for Senior 9 entry. Candidates must be able to demonstrate outstanding musical ability. The Scholarships run for three years, subject to satisfactory performance, and range in value. Scholarship auditions and assessments take place in January.
The School’s purpose in offering Music Scholarships is to encourage musical pupils to develop and fulfil their potential through a bespoke programme that is both ambitious and rewarding. Award holders are expected to make a full contribution to the School’s musical activities. They will, in turn, be afforded the opportunity to work with leading conductors and musicians, including the School’s Ensemble in Residence the Berkeley Ensemble. The Head of Music is pleased to advise potential candidates through a pre-audition assessment.
For the Music Scholarship, candidates may offer any instrument (including voice). Each candidate will be asked to play at least one piece on their first instrument. If a second piece is offered, it should contrast suitably with the first choice.
Candidates should also offer a second study, but exceptionally talented pupils on a single study will be considered. Any further evidence to support an application, such as improvisation, composition, or technology is welcomed.
Scholarships are available in Drama and Sport at 13+ for internal candidates who will be in their Senior 8 year and soon to join Senior 9, along with any external candidate applying for a place for Senior 9 entry. Candidates must be able to demonstrate outstanding ability in one of the scholarship fields. The Scholarships, which run for three years, subject to satisfactory performance, range in value. Scholarship auditions and assessments take place in January. Applicants may apply for more than one Scholarship. Please note that there are no Scholarships available at 11+. Prospective scholarship applicants may contact the Registrar for further information.
Applications for bursaries are welcomed from parents of prospective pupils entering the Senior School at the ages of 11 (Senior 7 year) or 16 (Lower Sixth year).
Having registered, parents may also request an application form for a bursary. The Bursar will send out a confidential Means Questionnaire to complete.
Candidates must meet the academic criteria for selection into the Senior School before being considered for a bursary. Bursaries are means tested and are granted to a limited number of parents who demonstrate financial need in order to send their children to the School. All candidates then go through exactly the same admission procedure. The offer of a bursary is not made until after the examination process has been completed. Bursaries may range from 10% to 100% fee remission and are reviewed annually. Application forms may be obtained from the Bursar. The closing date for receipt of completed bursary applications is Friday 4 December 2020.
We have a passionate belief in all pupils receiving a challenging and inspirational education. Our ambitious and enthusiastic staff also attach great importance to the development of pupils’ individuality and their having regard for tolerance, courtesy and respect. IPS pupils are able to find their strengths whether to become the promising musician, the meticulous scholar, the outstanding sportsman or the talented artist. The School sees its responsibility as ensuring that the accomplishments of our pupils reflect their talents and interests and as they leave Ibstock Place School they do so as creative, resilient and empathetic adults.
Unfortunately, current restrictions on public access to the campus mean that we shall not be able to welcome prospective parents and pupils to our planned Open Morning scheduled for Saturday 19 September. However, we shall be running a Virtual Open Morning on that day and making available a number of specially created resources which will help you to gain further perspectives on the School and hear more about all that we have to offer.
Please do click through to An Invitation to a Virtual Open Day page for a wealth of information for you to look at and listen to. Please contact the Registrar for further information and any questions you may have.
We look forward to meeting you soon and warmly welcoming you personally to School when circumstances allow.