13+ Sport Awards

Sport is integral to everyone’s life at Blundell’s. The School has an excellent reputation not only for its sporting prowess but also for the spirit in which it is played. Over the past five years more than a hundred Blundellians have competed at County level or above. Blundell’s teams compete on the strongest circuit in the South West with regular fixtures against Bryanston, Clifton, Millfield and Sherborne for example. Coaching standards are extremely high across all sports. 

Sports Awards are considered for expertise in any sport but greater consideration is given to rugby, cricket, hockey and athletics for boys and hockey, netball, cricket, athletics and tennis for girls.

Selection Procedure

Candidates will be selected based on their overall performance on the selection day in addition to their sporting CV. The selection process is an arduous one, which will test the candidates’ suitability for a sports award. This will include testing of hand-eye co-ordination and the fitness components of speed, agility, and endurance. Candidates will also be assessed in small sided ball games e.g. football, basketball, hockey, netball and tag rugby. Candidates will then demonstrate to the selectors their ability in their major sport.

External candidates will discuss their sporting achievements to date with the Director of Sport or a member of the selection panel. External candidates who are not entered for the academic scholarships must also satisfy the entry requirements by sitting Common Entrance at their Preparatory School, or the Blundell’s Entry Test (Mathematics and English).

Successful Candidates

Sports Awards are offered for excellence in sport. Awards will be made to those who will make an active contribution to the sporting life of the school. They will be expected to be dedicated to, and to provide leadership in, their sports. They will have achieved, or be of a standard to achieve, representative honours at County, Regional or National level.  It is anticipated that they will be a role model to younger and less talented pupils on and off the “field”.

Value of Awards

The value of these awards is up to 30% of the chosen entry designation.

Peter Blundell Foundation Bursaries

We are fortunate to be able to offer means tested Foundation Bursaries to successful award applicants, whose parents need financial assistance in order to send their son or daughter to Blundell’s. With these bursaries, the Governors wish to reflect the spirit of Peter Blundell’s vision. Applications for any of the award categories must be accompanied by a notarised Statement of Financial Means form (available from the Registrar’s Office). 

For further information please contact Mrs T Frankpitt: -

Tel: 01884 232310
Email: t.frankpitt@blundells.org


13+ Scholarships & Awards


Current Information (PDF)
More detailed scholarship information is available in the Current Information PDF document.