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Sports Scholarships

Radnor House offers a three-tiered sport scholarship programme to provide bespoke athlete development plans which will challenge our outstanding athletes to reach their full potential in sport. Scholarships are awarded to pupils, both internal and external, at Year 7, Year 9 and Year 12. 

The school’s focus sports are hockey, football, cricket and swimming, however performance levels in all sports will be considered for the sport scholarship. The school offers sports programmes with fixtures in the following additional sports: rugby, netball, basketball, athletics, cross country and tennis. 

Sport scholars are expected to be real ambassadors for sport at the school and show the following traits: 

  • Team players 

  • Mental strength to persevere 

  • Excellent fitness levels 

  • Growth mind-set 

  • Goal oriented 

  • Leaders with excellent communication skills 

The three-tier system supports pupils to develop as sportspersons and athletes throughout their time at school.  Below is a general summary of scholarship awards. Please note that candidates for Silver and Gold Awards will be assessed based on their main sport(s) but will be expected to represent and perform well for the school in other sports.

Tier 

Bronze 

Silver 

Gold 

Level of performance 

Talented all-rounder striving towards county representation in one or more sports. 

County representation. 

Regional and national representation. 

Financial support 

Incremental awards or fee discounts based on award level.  

Strength and Conditioning  

Use of Team Buildr software. Generic sport athletic development program. To attend 2/3 S and C sessions per week.

Use of Team Buildr software. Specialised sport specific program. To attend 2/3 S and C sessions per week. 

Use of Team Buildr software. Fully personalised program to attend 2/3 S and C sessions per week.

Mentoring 

One 30 min session every term to reflect and set targets along with regular conversations with mentor.

One 30 min session every half term to reflect and set targets with head or director of that sport. Along with regular conversations with mentor. 

15 min session, once every two weeks. More if required.  One 30 min session every term to reflect and set targets with head or director of that sport. 

Small Group or Individual technical sessions

1 hour sessions once a week on a rotation of our focus sports of hockey, football and cricket. Swimming is provided weekly through the Elite Squad sessions.

Enrichment Lectures

One session every term e.g. nutrition, psychology, talk from elite athlete

Scholarships will be reassessed annually, and their continuance is subject to the successful candidate exhibiting satisfactory commitment and attitude towards their own progress.

Details on the application deadline and assessment dates can be found here.

The application process is as follows:

1)            Pupils who wish to apply for a Sports Scholarship should complete the  Sports Scholar Application Form.

2)            Prior to their scholarship interview, candidates will be asked to attend the Sports Scholarship Assessment Day where they will participate in a series of sports assessments based around their chosen sport.  The assessments will also include tests of speed, cardiovascular endurance, agility and power.  There will also be assessments on the candidates “coachability”. Further details of specific requirements will be sent once we have received the scholarship application.

3)            Finally, all potential Sports scholars will have an informal interview during the assessment day with the Director of Sport to talk through their application form.  

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