The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity is committed to providing an accessible, affordable education to girls who would most benefit from the first class facilities on offer at Habs, and to providing that opportunity on the basis of ability; regardless of social or financial circumstances.
The majority of the Charity’s support is directed to providing financial assistance for those who would otherwise find attending a fee paying school difficult, but we offer a limited number of academic and music scholarships.
Aske Academic scholarships
Scholarships are offered at entry at 11+, to candidates who have achieved outstanding results in the entrance examination and subsequent interviews, on academic merit; irrespective of financial means. Habs does not hold special scholarship examinations and no separate application is necessary. The value of scholarships varies from between 10% and 30%, but can be up to 50% of the school fees. The award is valid for the whole time a girl studies at Habs.
Aske Music scholarships
Habs has excellent, purpose built musical facilities. The concert life is rich and varied, with major orchestral and choral concerts, jazz concerts, lunchtime recitals, Music Tours and music festivals. We run ensembles with specialist tutors to cater for every age and ability.
Music Scholarships, Awards and Exhibitions are offered at 11+ and at 16+ to girls who demonstrate advanced musical skills and/or potential for further development, and who we feel will act as ambassadors for music amongst their peers. Girls must pass the entrance examination and a music audition with our Director of Music to be considered. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 14 December.
The level of financial award varies greatly from a Music Scholarship to a young musician showing flair and dedication in several areas of music making, to awards of free tuition on individual instruments where great promise has been shown. Holders of these awards will be expected to play a full part in the musical life of the school throughout their time at Habs.
Further information about music at Habs can be found here.