St Andrew's Cathedral School

Academic scholarships

Our experience shows receiving a scholarship builds responsible attitudes, develops leadership potential and enables students to take a positive role in school life.

St Andrew’s Cathedral School offers a number of Academic scholarships each year (at a range of discount levels from 10 per cent through to 100 per cent off Tuition Fees) to students entering Years 4 to 6, Year 7 and Year 11. Academic scholarships are open to students presently enrolled at the school and to students wishing to enter St Andrew’s Cathedral School. The School expects all Academic Scholarship holders to display a high standard of achievement and to take a full and constructive role in school life.

The Junior School Academic Scholarship is open for new and current students entering Years 4, 5 and 6 in 2024. Applicants will sit a scholarship test around mid-May 2023 and then shortlisted students will invited for an interview by a panel that generally includes Junior School Executive staff and a member of our Gifted Education team.

An application fee of $120 applies for all applicants.

Further details on the application process will be updated here from February 2023.

  • Applications open: March 2023
  • Applications close: 28 April 2023
  • Application fee: $120

The Year 7 academic scholarship testing is conducted by ACER. Applications are welcome from Term 4 when students are in Year 5 to early Term 1, Year 6 (usually very early February, the year prior to entering Year 7.) The test requires students to demonstrate a range of skills such as the ability to interpret, infer, deduce and think critically. It is not curriculum-based and does not test the ability to retrieve learned knowledge.

To apply: All applicants for Year 7 Academic Scholarships must sit the ACER Scholarship Test and submit their application directly to the ACER website.

  • Applications open: 27 September 2022
  • Applications close: midnight (12am): Monday 6 February 2023
  • Application fee: $135
  • The ACER exam date: 25 February 2023

Students seeking to attend St Andrew’s Cathedral School who are currently enrolled in Claremont College are invited to apply for the Claremont Scholarship. This is in recognition of the excellent relationship between the two schools. 

Any student who applies for the Claremont Scholarship, and is not offered it, will automatically be added to the normal 2024 Year 7 Academic Scholarship process, and will not be required to sit another test.

To apply: For Year 7, 2024, please complete the Application for Claremont Scholarship form and return it with all relevant documentation. An exam to assess applicants will be held at Claremont College in late February/early March 2023.

If you have any further questions regarding scholarships, please contact Wendy Bannister, by phone +61 2 9286 9579, or email enrolments@sacs.nsw.edu.au

Scholarship applications are invited for Year 11 entry (or Year 10 entry if places are available) who are keen to take their learning to the next level. Our coeducational Senior College provides a breadth of academic choice, with the HSC and IB Diploma both offering a diverse range of subjects. Our outstanding staff provide students with the support needed to excel at the highest levels. 

Scholarships are awarded based on an ACER Examination and a successful interview. Applicants need to show an exemplary commitment to their learning and school/community life.

St Andrew’s Cathedral School (SACS) is inviting scholarship applications from Year 10 students in 2023 who are keen to take their learning to the next level in 2024. Our coeducational Senior College provides a breadth of academic choice, with the HSC and IB Diploma both offering a diverse range of subjects. The 2023 scholarship is for Year 11 entry only and extends to the end of Year 12.

Make your final school years count by joining our amazing university-style campus and community in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.

Who can apply?

Year 10 applicants must be exemplary students with a strong academic track record, who are motivated by the outstanding opportunities and academic choice offered at St Andrew’s Cathedral School. All eligible students, including current St Andrew’s Cathedral School students, are encouraged to apply. 

How to apply?

Details about the application process and test date will be updated early in 2023.

  • Applications open: March 2023
  • Applications close: TBC
  • Application fee: $135
  • The ACER exam date: TBC

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