Maynard Awards

What are the Maynard Awards?


The Maynard Award Programme is an initiative aimed at making an excellent education more accessible regardless of household income. If your daughter is academic, sporty, musical or creative, but your family is not in a position to cover the full fees, she may well be eligible for a Maynard Award.

Maynard Awards are available to girls interested in joining Upper 3 (Year 7) or Lower 6 (Year 12) each September. The Maynard Awards offer significant reductions on school fees for the duration of a student’s education here. For girls interested in joining the Sixth Form, we offer three free places into our Lower 6 (Year 12) each year.

Maynard Awards combine a scholarship awarded at the discretion of the Headmistress – primarily for academic ability but enhanced due to sporting, musical or creative talent – with a means-tested bursary, based on total family income.

We are an inclusive school, where talent and ability – whether it be in music, drama, art, sport or academia – are nurtured for girls from all sectors of the community. We hope that the Maynard Awards will open up many doors and provide opportunities to those who had previously ruled out the school because of financial circumstances.

The Maynard Awards will run in conjunction with the other scholarships already on offer for entry at 11+, 13+ and the Sixth Form.

Who can apply?

Any student interested in joining The Maynard at Year 7 or Lower 6 can apply for a Maynard Award.

You must be able to demonstrate excellent academic and/or extracurricular achievements which would enhance our vibrant community.

How to apply

To apply for a Maynard Award you will need to complete the Maynard Awards application form which you can download from the right hand side of this page. This must be completed in conjunction with the Maynard School Registration Form which you can download here. The deadline for submitting a Maynard Award application for 2020 entry has now passed.

For entry into Year 7 your daughter will then be invited to sit our Entrance Assessment. Her performance in this assessment will be part of the award criteria. Although we have set dates every January, Entrance Assessments can be arranged all year round.

For more information please contact our Admissions Team on 01392 355998 or [email protected] who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.