Music Scholarships

We are delighted to offer 23 Music Scholarship places to Year 7 students joining us each September. Find out more about the application process below. Applications for September 2024 are now closed.


What are music scholarships?

Music scholarships are a way for you to secure your place in our school, and receive many extra benefits, by demonstrating that you have some musical skill and lots of musical potential.

Music scholarships include a Music Aptitude Priority Place to attend our school, which effectively secures your place if you might otherwise live too far away. Please see our admissions criteria for details.


Why do we offer music scholarships?

We value music education and want to encourage musical young people. We know that musical opportunities are not always easy to find, so we create them for you. We know that the whole school community benefits when musical people choose our school. 


What do you offer to music scholars?

Music scholars receive all the benefits of being a pupil at our school, plus the following extra benefits:

  • 2x free instrumental/vocal lessons per week (if you don’t already play the piano, one of these will probably be a piano lesson)

  • Your music exam fees will be paid

  • Time with a piano accompanist will be provided, where appropriate

  • Termly masterclasses with the Inspiration Trust’s Director of Music

  • A nominated scholarship mentor in your school

  • Regular performance opportunities

  • Regular opportunities to attend high-quality performances.

What must I do in return for these benefits?

You must promise to engage fully in the musical life of the school; be a reliable member of school bands, choirs and ensembles; perform regularly in school, at trust-wide events, and external events organised by the school; work hard at improving your musical skills by following the instructions of your teachers; and to practise between lessons. 


How do I apply?

To apply for a Music Scholarship at King Edward VII Academy, you must fill in the online application form below. Applications for September 2024 are now closed. 

Music Scholarship Online Application Form

Following the deadline we will contact you by email to invite you to attend an audition. 

We will inform applicants of the outcome no later than 20th October. If you are successful, you must then complete the normal Norfolk admissions application form online by 31st October to secure your place.

Read more about our scholarships here


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