Maynard Awards

What are the Maynard Awards?


singleLaunched in September 2016, the Maynard Award Programme is a new 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) in September 2018. 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 are offering three free places into our Lower 6 (Year 12).

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 simply complete the Maynard Awards application form here. This must be completed in conjunction with the Maynard School Registration Form which you can download here.

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 each January, Entrance Assessments can be arranged all year round, and Maynard Awards can be offered throughout the year at the Headmistress’ discretion, depending on availability.

Students joining the Lower 6 will be assessed by appointment at one of our Sixth Form Interview evenings which are taking place from 4pm – 6pm on Tuesday 9 January 2018, Thursday 11 January 2018, Wednesday 17 January 2018 and Friday 19 January 2018.

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