Scholarships

Chilton Saint James School Scholarship applications for Academic, Sport, and Dance entry into 2019 are now closed.

Chilton Saint James School Music Scholarships for 2019 and 2020 are open until Wednesday 31 October 2018.

Chilton Saint James School are pleased to offer a range of scholarships, available to New Zealand domestic students only.  Applying for a scholarship is a simple online process and we welcome all applications.

CLICK HERE to apply for a Chilton Saint James School Scholarship and upload attachments as required (details are available on the drop down menus on our application form). Please complete a separate scholarship application form if applying for more than one Scholarship). If applicants are applying for more than one scholarship, they are only required to pay $200.

Applications for the Principal Scholarship are available all year round.

Dates for the Chilton Ballet Academy and Chilton Old Girls’ Association scholarships differ to the above, further details are available under these headings below.

Academic Scholarship testing for all Academic, Sport, Music and Dance applicants will be held at school at 3.00pm, Saturday 11 August 2018. There will be three papers – English, Mathematics and General Knowledge.  All candidates need to sit the examination papers on the same day and under the same conditions. If any candidate is not available on this day, their Scholarship application will not proceed.

All Scholarship applicants must provide a covering letter outlining what they are prepared to bring to Chilton Saint James School for the privilege of holding a scholarship.

Please note: External applicants are required to pay a non-refundable Application Fee of $200 to accompany all Scholarship applications (with the exception of the Chilton Old Girls’ Association scholarship).

Payment can be made as per below:
ANZ Lower Hutt
Chilton Saint James School
Account No. 06 0529 0035051 00

CLICK HERE for General Scholarship Information.


Applications will be invited from talented students for entry into 2019:

Chilton Academic Scholarships [CLOSED]

Year 7 entry (following academic testing, for three years, up to 50% of tuition fees)

Years 10 – 11 entry (following academic testing, for two years, up to 50% of tuition fees)

Years 12 – 13 entry (based on academic results from Years 11 and 12, up to 50% of tuition fees)

All Academic scholarship applicants must also provide:

  • copy of most recent school report
  • letter outlining what they are prepared to bring to Chilton Saint James School for the privilege of holding a scholarship.

Chilton Sports Scholarships [CLOSED]

Year 10 entry              (for two years, up to 50% of tuition fees)

Applicants must have national representative standing and have a proven sports record. In order to retain this Scholarship, students must maintain this level standing.

All Sport Scholarship applicants will be required to sit the academic testing.

All Sport scholarship applicants must also provide:

  • CV
  • copy of most recent school report
  • evidence of sport achievements
  • letter outlining what they are prepared to bring to Chilton Saint James School for the privilege of holding a scholarship.

Chilton Music Scholarships [OPEN]

Music scholarships are awarded to girls who show particular potential, talent and dedication to their instrument (including voice).  As a guideline, the following standards of attainment on the first instrument are a broad expectation for girls who wish to apply for a music scholarship:

Year 7 entry – Grade 4 (for two years, up to 50% of tuition fees)

Year 9 entry – Grade 6 (for two years, up to 50% of tuition fees)

Year 11 entry – Grade 8 (for two years, up to 50% of tuition fees)

Applicants for Year 9 and 11 entry will normally be expected to have passed Grade 5 theory.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a pre-audition with the Head of Music as early in the year as possible in order that an initial assessment of standard can be made and offer  guidance. Contact tchatterton@chilton.school.nz

The format for the formal auditions, which are likely to be held during Term Three, will be an interview with senior staff at Chilton, a performance on the candidate’s instrument(s) (two contrasting pieces on the first instrument and one piece on any subsequent instruments) and a number of musicianship tests (sight reading, aural skills and scales).

All Music Scholarship applicants will be required to sit the academic testing.

Part of these Music Scholarships may also include a contribution to instrumental tuition fees.

All Music scholarship applicants must also provide:

  • copy of most recent school report
  • copies of most recent grade examination certificates with mark/comment pages
  • reference from teacher of instrument (1)
  • letter outlining the reason for applying for a Music scholarship and what personal qualities you would bring to Chilton

Kerrin Vautier Music Scholarship

The Kerrin Vautier Scholarship is available every two years to provide incentive to a promising Music student going into Year 10 to take advantage of the learning and performance opportunities available at Chilton.

Applications can be received by either a current or a future Chilton student.

Applications for the next round of the Kerrin Vautier Music Scholarship will be available in mid-2018 for 2019 / 2020.


Chilton Dance Scholarships [CLOSED]

Dance scholarships are awarded to girls who show particular potential, talent and dedication in Dance. Girls must have achieved highly in recognised dance examinations and/or competitions.

Year 7 entry (for two years, up to 50% of tuition fees)

Year 9 entry (for two years, up to 50% of tuition fees)

Preference will be given to girls enrolled in the Chilton Dance Centre classes.  Part of these Dance Scholarships may also include a contribution to Chilton Dance Centre fees.

The format for the formal auditions on Saturday 11 August 2018, will include a 10 minute audition showing two dances of contrasting styles, an interview and academic testing in English, Mathematics and General Knowledge.

All Dance scholarship applicants must also provide:

  • copy of most recent school report
  • letter outlining the reason for applying for a Dance scholarship and what personal qualities you would bring to Chilton

Chilton Ballet Academy (cba) Scholarships [OPEN]

Applications open 1 July 2018 with an application link added to this section below.

cba is a unique programme offering promising and dedicated dancers whose goal is to pursue a career in dance, the best possible platform from which to achieve their potential.

cba allows students to maximise the amount of time spent in the dance studio without neglecting their academic studies. Students spend half of their school day in a range of dance classes including Classical Ballet Technique, Pointe Technique, Repertoire, Contemporary, Coaching, and Conditioning. The remainder of the school day is spent focusing on academic studies in a classroom environment working towards Cambridge International qualifications.

Year 10 entry  (year one in cba) For two years, up to 50% of tuition fees

Year 11 entry (year two in cba) For one year, up to 50% of tuition fees

Entrance is gained through an audition process, with students required to attend a classical class, an interview and academic testing in English, Mathematics and General Knowledge. This testing will be done on Sunday 30 September.

Applicants for cba must attend an audition on Sunday 30 September, or private audition by arrangement.

For inquiries, please email bbennett@chilton.school.nz


Principal’s Scholarship [OPEN]

Years 1 – 13 entry (for two years, up to 50% of tuition fees)

From time to time, a range of special scholarships are offered at the Principal’s discretion.

A Principal’s Scholarship is reviewed every two years and are for students who support Chilton values and would benefit from a Chilton education but who, due to genuine hardship circumstances, would not be able to attend Chilton.

All Principal scholarship applicants must also provide:

  • copy of most recent school report
  • letter outlining what they are prepared to bring to Chilton Saint James School for the privilege of holding a scholarship.

All Principal Scholarship applicants will be required to complete a Disclosure of Financial Position document and supporting evidence for their application to be considered by the Principal. This form will be sent to applicants on receipt of their Principal’s Scholarship Application.


Chilton Old Girls’ Association (COGA) – Spirit of Adventure Scholarships [OPEN]

The Chilton Old Girls’ Association Spirit of Adventure Scholarship covers the cost for one current Year 12 Chilton Saint James School student to attend the 10-day Development Voyage in January 2019.

Congratulations to Azmarah Maniparathy (Year 13 in 2018) who was awarded this Scholarship at our 2017 Senior Prizegiving.

For more information, CLICK HERE

To apply, CLICK HERE


Suzanne Duncan Trust Scholarships

Suzanne Duncan Trust Scholarships are offered by the Suzanne Duncan Trust Board and available to students from Year 7 onwards who are regular and active members of St James’ Church, Lower Hutt.  Please contact St James’ Church to register interest in applying. reception@stjames.net.nz


Mihingare (Anglican) Secondary School Scholarships (provided by the St Stephen’s and Queen Victoria Schools Trust Board)

The Mihingare (Anglican) Secondary School Scholarships are for Maori secondary school students who demonstrate financial need, leadership qualities/potential and a satisfactory educational background, and who will benefit from additional financial support for their secondary schooling. Each year, a maximum of 30 scholarships worth up to $10,000 each are offered.

More information is available at https://www.ssqv.co.nz/scholarships