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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.


Carshalton High School for Girls are offering a Sport Scholarship Programme and a Music Scholarship Program.

Students are able to apply to the school and be selected based on their sporting aptitude and their musical aptitude.

Scholarship students will take priority over some other admissions criteria as these applications will be considered under Priority 3.

Once at the school students will access a bespoke programme of support and development that will stretch and challenge them.


The dates for the Sport and Music aptitude assessments for entry in September 2022 are:

Sport - Saturday 15th October 2022

Music - Wednesday 19th October 2022

The closing date for return of supplementary form for the Music or Sport Scholarship is:

Midnight on Friday 7th October 2022

CHSG Scholarship Supplementary Information for Admissions September 2023

A maximum of the equivalent of 10% of our admissions number per year group (currently 24 students) will be designated for Music or Sport scholarships which qualify for entry to the school.

Students wishing to apply for one of our scholarships will need to complete the supplementary application form which must be received by the school by midnight Friday 24th September 2021. Successful applicants will be invited to an assessment day: Sport Assessments - Saturday 16th October; Music Assessments - Wednesday 20th October.

To be offered a scholarship, applicants must reach the scholarship standard.  The highest ranked 24 applicants who have also named the school as a preference will be offered a place.  A place will only be offered through the Pan London Co-ordinated Admission Arrangements if CHSG is stated as a preference school on the CAF (Common Application Form).

After the submission date for the CAFs (31st October 2021), applicants who have not applied for a place at CHSG who reached scholarship standard will be removed from our scholarship ranking list. The Local Authority, following the outcome of the Pan London Co-ordinated Admission process, will remove applicants from our scholarship ranking list who have been offered a higher preference school.   It is only at this point that the top 24 (10% of admissions) of scholarship applicants who have reached the required standard will be offered a scholarship place at CHSG.

Whilst the actual assessment methods differ between different disciplines the process used to determine the actual scholarships is the same. Students will need to reach a pre-determined score to be eligible for a scholarship. If more than the equivalent of 10% of students reach scholarship standard then they will be ranked according to their standardised score with the top 24 (10% of admissions) being eligible for admission. Students who reach scholarship standard but are ranked outside of the top 24 (10% of admissions) will be placed on our scholarship oversubscription list in rank order. Should scholarship places become available then the highest ranked student on the scholarship oversubscription list will be offered a place at the school.

Should places be secured through our other admissions criteria (Looked After Children, students with social or medical needs, siblings or distance) by students who reach scholarship standard then an opportunity to join the scholarship programme will be offered.

Reaching scholarship standard does not guarantee a place at CHSG as we expect there to be more students reaching scholarship standard than scholarship places available.

Those applicants who are unable to apply on line can download an application form below or contact the school office for a copy at: Tel 020 8647 8294; Email: All girls will be invited to attend an assessment early in the Autumn Term. The assessment will give all girls the opportunity to demonstrate their potential and aptitude in either Music or Sport. Parents or Carers will be notified of the results of the assessment within 5 school days of the assessment taking place. However, success in the assessment does not automatically mean girls will be offered a place at CHSG. If a girl is accepted onto the scholarship list, Carshalton High School for Girls must be named as a preference on the Common Application Form.

Assessment Procedure for Sports Scholarship

Assessment activities are organised by the PE department and overseen by staff from the senior leadership team.

Assessment lasts for approximately 1 hour during which time each student will work alongside other applicants on a variety of skill and fitness related tasks.

Assessment Procedure for Music Scholarship

Assessment activities are organised by the Music department and overseen by staff from the senior leadership team and an independent assessor.


  1. Two performances on their chosen instrument(s) and/or vocal
  2. Musical aptitude test

Scholarship programme

Students awarded a scholarship will be expected to undertake the following:


  • Attend instrumental/vocal lessons regularly
  • Participate in formal and informal concerts
  • Participate in school music organised events
  • Attend organised visits to hear concerts, musical theatre and other such events
  • Attend workshops with professional musicians
  • Act as a positive ambassador for the school and department at all times
  • Students will have access to subsidised peripatetic teaching
  • Study Music at GCSE level


  • Attend every PE/Dance lesson with correct full school PE kit
  • Represent the school in at least one sporting activity during the course of the year
  • Act as a positive ambassador for the school and department at all times
  • Help support the organisation of Inter House activities
  • Study PE/Dance at GCSE level
  • Students will have access to specialised sports workshops
  • Students will be provided with sports leadership courses Students will have a variety of trips organised allowing access to sports events and sessions

Application Form will be available from September 2022