Each year a number of awards are made to pupils who, whilst being academically ambitious, can make a significant contribution to the sporting success of the school. These individuals will be major games players with the major games for boys being Rugby, Football, Cricket, Tennis, Swimming and Athletics and Netball, Tennis, Swimming and Athletics for girls. It is likely that successful applicants will currently be playing one of the major games to at least County, Regional or National level.
They will have made a significant contribution to the life of their current school and are expected to make the same commitment to Tower College. They will also be expected to contribute to major games other than their preferred sport and in so doing, provide a role model for others.
Those selected will be expected to show initiative and possess strong personal qualities of leadership, morality/fair play and loyalty. They will have a strong desire to succeed and work well with other team players.
Sports Scholarship holders will be expected to study P.E at GCSE from Year 9.
The value of the scholarship is at the Principal and Business Managers discretion, depending on the suitability and credentials of the pupil, worth up to 15% of the fees
Sports Scholars are expected to play a full part in the sporting life of the School during their time at Tower College. A pupil refusal or negative attitude towards their contributions to sports may come to be at risk of their scholarship being withdrawn.
How to Apply
All applicants will first need to complete an Application Form. References on the ability and attitude of the pupil will be required from the pupil’s current coaches and/or P.E. teachers and should be submitted with the application. In some cases, submission of video evidence may be appropriate.
Pupils must also complete a self-evaluation of their strengths and weaknesses and in no more than 200 words, describing their sporting achievements to date and the contributions that they will make to Sport at Tower College.
Pupils will spend a day at Tower College, during which they will be evaluated in their chosen sports and a variety of other fitness and decision-making tests. All applicants will be subject to an English and Maths baseline test during their assessment day.
During the assessment, applicants will be observed in a number of different activities to include demonstration of set skills and their application in small-sided games, allowing accurate assessment to be made. Applicants will also participate in fitness tests, for example bleep test, 12-minute cooper run.
Scholarship Application Form