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Our scholarships are awarded to recognise and reward excellence and potential in a range of areas that are important to the school – be it in the classroom, on the sports field or in the drama theatre or art studio. Our scholarship pathway provides a bespoke programme of activities directed at further extending our scholars’ understanding not just within their subject specialisms but beyond that, the better to challenge their understanding and widen their horizons.

In return, we expect our scholars to fulfil the role of a school ambassador both in school and representing the school at local and national events, demonstrating high standards of behaviour, performance and participation in the co-curricular life of the school.

Art & Design, Drama, Music and Sport scholars are expected to take their scholarship discipline at GCSE and/or A Level. The value of award is determined by the Headmaster and scholarships are reviewed annually against criteria such as talent, effort and progression.

Nightingale Scholarship Society

The Nightingale Society is Embley’s scholars’ society and all students who are awarded a scholarship are members. The Society meets regularly and follows a programme of talks by experts on a variety of topics. Scholars are expected to attend small group tutorials with scholar mentors and complete mini projects per term. 

Applying for scholarships

We are delighted to invite talented new candidates applying for a place at the school in Years 7, 9 and 12 and existing Embley students moving up to Years 7, 9 and 12 to submit an application for the following scholarships.

To apply for a scholarship, please complete and return a scholarship application form, together with any additional information required, to the Admissions Department at Embley by mid-November, the year before entry.


Our Academic scholars show high academic attainment across the curriculum and contribute to the intellectual life of the school. Click here to read more about our Academic Scholarships. 

Art & Design 

Art & Design scholars demonstrate skill and ability in a range of artistic areas or demonstrate a creative ability within design and show how they experiment and explore their creative ideas. Further information about our Art & Design scholarships is available here.


Drama scholarships are awarded to talented performers who are committed to playing a leading role in all aspects of drama and performing arts at school and within the community. Find out more about our Drama scholarships by clicking here.  


Our Music scholars have a natural flair for performing and/or composing and they will take a leading role in musical performances at school. For more information about applying for a Music scholarship, please click here.


Our Sport scholars display significant talent in their chosen sport. They should already be representing their chosen sport or activity at county level or be capable of achieving a similar standard. Click here to find out more about the Sport scholarship applications. 

Chorister Scholarships

In association with Romsey Abbey, our chorister scholarship programme is open to boys and girls who will be in Years 4, 5 or 6 in the next academic year. This opportunity combines a dedicated programme of traditional, high standard chorister training with a private education at Embley and the flexibility to participate in the school’s full curricular and co-curricular programme.