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Private Independent Day School for Boys 3 - 13 & Girls 3 - 7, Flexi-Boarding for Boys 8 - 13



CCCS Prep School offers various academic and music scholarships for entry into Years 3 - 8.


Our Academic Scholarship Programme for Years 3 & 4 is designed to reward excellence and celebrate exceptional talent.

Who is eligible?

Academic Scholarships are open to the external boys who will join Years 3 or 4 in September 2024. Once a boy is awarded a scholarship, he retains this throughout his time at CCCS. An Academic Scholarship comes with an expectation that the holder will be an academic leader in his year group, both in lessons and outside the classroom. Throughout his time at the School, he will be expected to take part in a programme of intellectual activities which will help prepare him for exams and perhaps scholarships to senior schools.

How much is the Academic Scholarship worth?

Scholarships of between 33 – 50% will be offered (applicable until the end of Year 8).

What are we looking for in a scholarship candidate?

CCCS is looking for perpetually curious and adventurous boys showing academic potential.

How are pupils selected?

Assessment will be through an informal interview with the Headmaster and a test in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning.

How does a candidate apply?

For a Scholarship Application Form, please contact our Registrar, Laura Kemp:

How are candidates informed of test results?

Candidates will be informed in writing within two weeks of attending the scholarship assessment, whether they have been successful and will have two weeks to accept the award.

Can we visit the school before applying?

Yes, of course. Please contact Laura Kemp to arrange a school tour via: or call 01865 242561.

Please contact the Registrar, Mrs Laura Kemp, if you are interested in applying for such an award. Laura will be able to provide information on year groups currently eligible for scholarships and the timings of future selection days.

Does CCCS offer other scholarships?

Yes, to support the School’s ethos of encouraging excellence across all areas of school life, CCCS offers The Simon Arnold Music Tuition Scholarship for boys in Years 4 – 8. This co-funds annual music (piano or keyboard) tuition for four pupils of the School who are members of either Worcester College Chapel Choir or Pembroke College Chapel Choir. The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis at a value of £500 per pupil and are made for one academic year (subject to Worcester College Chapel Choir or Pembroke College Chapel Choir membership). The likelihood is that this will be renewed for the duration of the pupil's time in the choir.Established in 2020, the Programme is supported by the generosity of the School's Alumnus, Old Exeter Head Chorister and Old Worcester Chorister, Simon Arnold (CCCS, 1966 – 1971).

For further details, please contact the School’s Registrar, Mrs Laura Kemp,


All Cathedral Choristers receive a bursary equivalent to two thirds of fees to support their education at Christ Church Cathedral School and in cases of genuine hardship additional, means-tested fee remission may be available of up to 100%. The Bursar can also provide information about a range of charities (such as the Ouseley Trust and the Choir Schools’ Association) which are willing to support choristerships by means of annual grants.

Please contact Laura Kemp for more information: or call 01865 242561.