Scholarships and Achievements

The School is rightly proud of all the many and diverse achievements gained by pupils at Swanbourne House. Our School Performance publication each year summarises the achievements of pupils in academics, music, sport, drama and other areas.

In the 11s and Top Year applications are welcomed for scholarships in Academic, Sport, Art, DT, Music, Drama and All-Round (academic ability based on current performance plus two practical subjects).  In the first instance, candidates are required to submit a letter, in support of their application, no longer than one side of A4 (handwritten or typed as preferred) detailing why they believe they are suitable to be a scholar in their chosen discipline(s). Following receipt of the letter of application, candidates will complete a practical assessment in their chosen discipline(s), or for Academic scholarships, a 1 hour examination in both Maths and English. This will be followed by an Interview with a senior member of staff

Please note that these awards are not intended for pupils already attending the senior department of other IAPS schools, and candidates from such schools will only be accepted with their present school's approval. Parents of external candidates who are thinking of entering their child for a scholarship are warmly invited to telephone for an appointment to view the school prior to the preliminary examination.     

Swanbourne is proud of its moral and charitable commitment to widening participation in our School and in keeping with our commitment to social responsibility, these scholarships are honorary and do not carry a financial award. Rather, the monies that would have been offered as a financial award are used to support and enhance the Scholarship Programme and to enable as many young people as possible to benefit from a Swanbourne education. 

The Swanbourne House Stowe Scholarship

Swanbourne House and Stowe School are jointly offering scholarships for any boy or girl of outstanding academic or all-round ability. Those awarded a Swanbourne House Stowe Scholarship will automatically be guaranteed entry to Swanbourne House at 11+ (Year 7 entry) and to Stowe School at 13+ (Year 9 entry). Applications are invited from boys and girls in Year 6. For more information please click here and for and an application form please click here.

In the past three years the following scholarships have been won by Swanbourne House pupils:


N Ayileye Academic Scholarship Concord College
C Birch Stephan Academic Scholarship Stowe School
E Knott Sports Exhibition Stowe School
P Law Choral Exhibition Repton School
E Oates Academic Exhibition Cheltenham College
H Oates Academic Exhibition Cheltenham College
I Paymaster-Billington Academic Exhibition St Edward's School
I Pratap Roxburgh Scholarship Stowe School
O Rosin General Scholarship Ounde School
A Thrussell Sports Exhibition Cheltenham College
M Tinkler Mathematics Exhibition Bloxham School


T.J.S. Bint Academic Scholarship Bloxham
L. Bridgman Academic Scholarship Webber
E.F. Broughton 11+ Sports Award Ellesmere College
N.C. Cosby Art Scholarship Stowe
S.P. Crowe-Lamont Music Scholarship Bedford
C.R. Dashwood Sports Exhibition and Art Scholarship Repton
O.R. Franchi DT Scholarship Akeley Wood
O.M.J. Fraser Music Award Sibford
T.O. Hughes Music Scholarship Eton College
J.M. Jackson Sports Scholarship Uppingham
F.B.T. Jameson Evans DT Scholarship Rugby
E.C.L. Matcham Music Award Repton
P.T. Moore Academic Scholarship Bedford
J.L. Parkes William Morris All-Rounder Award Marlborough
C.J.M. Penfold Academic Scholarship Bloxham
C.P.R. Reynolds Sports Exhibition Bloxham
H.J. Sawbridge Sports Exhibition Bloxham
B.N.K Webb Sports Scholarship Akeley Wood


E.F. Birch Academic Scholarship Bloxham
A.M. Connell Music Scholarship Headington School
S.E. Cox Academic Scholarship Northampton High School
K.J. Finchett Sport Scholarship Blundell’s
F.E.M. Gammell Sport Scholarship Oundle
C. Lamberti Roxburgh Scholarship Stowe 
S.E. Oates Academic, Prain Scholarship Cheltenham College
R.J. Rogers Academic Scholarship Berkhamsted School
J.J. Thomas All Rounder Scholarship St Edward’s, Oxford
A.R.E.M. Willcocks Academic All Rounder Scholarship Bedford School