Sports Scholarships are now available for pupils moving into Year 3 or 4 in September 2020 for both internal and external candidates and are awarded on sporting merit and potential.

Sports Scholarships are usually retained until the end of Year 6 where it is anticipated that the holder of a Lorenden Sports Scholarship will be in an excellent position to gain a Sports Scholarship to senior school. Each year, pupils at Lorenden receive Sports Scholarship offers from independent secondary schools and we pride ourselves on giving them an outstanding start to their sporting careers at Lorenden.

Our latest school inspection rated us as ‘excellent’, the highest-rating available, for all aspects of the school. In particular, with regards to sports:

‘....Notable strengths in physical development.’

‘The more able achieve a range of academic, drama, music and sports awards [to senior schools].’

‘The success achieved in team sports is outstanding.’

Recent and current pupils in the school include a Great Britain gymnast, Kent County cricket and tennis players and national Triathlon competitors. Our Under 11A girls’ team is usually unbeaten all year round in the team sports they play and our U11 Boys have been highly rated at the Independent Association of Prep Schools national qualifiers for hockey. 

We have hard court, grass and indoor sports areas on site with easy access to astroturf facilities each week too. 

Pupils will need to demonstrate a real commitment to sports - whether this be team sports offered at Lorenden or individual sports, e.g. athletics.  A minimum of two, one of which is a Lorenden team sport, are required. Usually commitment to a sports club or extra-curricular sports of a high level will be required.  Pupils will also need to demonstrate that they can cope with the academic work required of them and this (for external candidates) will be assessed during the Sports Assessment Day.

The Scholarship may be supplemented by a bursary if there is a genuine financial need. 

Process:

For internal applicants:

Completion of the following application form.

References from any external sporting clubs that the child plays for.

Sporting assessment session arranged (within the school day).

For external applicants:

Completion of the following application form.

Copy of the child’s last school report.

References from any external sporting clubs that the child plays for.

Tour of the school and meet the Head.

Sports Assessment Day for the child to include classroom assessments and sporting assessment  (please arrive for the day in sports kit).