Aysgarth is delighted to announce that this year’s scholarship tally is one of the highest since the school's inception in 1877. Scholarships have been awarded across a wide range of disciplines from Academic to Music, Drama, Sport and DT. Furthermore, these have been offered by some of the most established and successful senior schools in the UK including Eton, Harrow, Ampleforth, Fettes, and Repton as well as to a number of schools closer to home.
Pictured - This year's scholarship candidates
The number of scholarships awarded reached 12 when one of our Academic scholars was awarded a prestigious King’s Scholarship last week. Eton makes just 14 awards each year. Aysgarth’s 2016 academic success did not stop there however and three further boys won Academic scholarships to Harrow, Ampleforth and Barnard Castle.
Aysgarth is also renowned for the musical talents of its boys with a large proportion participating in one of the three school choirs and the majority of boys playing a musical instrument. It was no surprise that three of this year’s scholarship candidates impressed Cheltenham College, Sedbergh and Barnard Castle with their ability and were offered music awards.
Drama is hugely popular amongst the boys at Aysgarth and the recent production of ‘A Midsummer’s Nights Dream’ was exceptional. It is, therefore entirely fitting that one of the shining stars of this performance was awarded an Outstanding Talent Award for Drama to Harrow School.
On the Arts front, the awarding of a Design and Technology scholarship to Repton is evidence of the skill and creativity of the individual boy and throughout the school in general.
Sport plays a crucial role in the development of boys at Aysgarth. Throughout their time at the school every boy will represent the school at a number of sports. The sporting calendar includes rugby, cricket, football, rugby VIIS, tennis, swimming and cross country. Competition for sports scholarships at senior schools is always fierce and Aysgarth is extremely proud that the sporting prowess of three of its boys was recognised by Fettes and Sedbergh.
Rob Morse, Headmaster of Aysgarth School, said: “These outstanding accomplishments are a genuine reflection of the breadth of talent we have across the school. Competition is extremely fierce for scholarships to national schools and we are extremely proud of the hard work and determination shown by these young men. It is also pertinent to pay tribute to the staff that worked tirelessly to prepare the boys for their exams and assessments.”