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 (Years 4, 5 and 6) applications close in May, the year before entry. Shortlisted students are interviewed by a panel that generally includes the Head of Junior School and a member of the Gifted and Talented Education Programme staff. An application fee of $110 applies for those students shortlisted for an interview.

Please note: If your child is not a current student at St Andrew’s Cathedral School, and if you have not previously applied for a place at the school, please also complete and submit a 2023 Junior School Enrolment Application form (Academic Scholarship).

To Apply: Please complete the 2023 Junior School Academic Scholarship form (see link below) and email it with all relevant documentation to: Mr Bruce Perry, Registrar: bperry@sacs.nsw.edu.au

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: Closed for Year 7, 2023. Please check again in Term 4 for Year 7, 2024 dates
  • Applications close: midnight (12am): TBC
  • Application fee: TBC
  • The ACER exam date: TBC

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 2023 Year 7 Academic Scholarship process, and will not be required to sit another test.

To Apply: For Year 7, 2023, 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 2022.

  • Applications open: Closed for Year 7, 2023. Please check again in Term 4 for Year 7, 2024 dates
  • Applications close: TBC
  • Applications close: TBC
  • Application form: TBC
  • Exam date: TBC

If you have any further questions regarding scholarships, please contact Wendy Bannister, by phone +61 2 9286 9579, or email wbannister@sacs.nsw.edu.au at the Registrar’s Office. 

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 2022 who are keen to take their learning to the next level in 2023. 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.

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?

  1. Please download and complete the 2023 Year 11 Academic Scholarship Form, then email the form, along with all relevant documentation, to the Registrar, Bruce Perry, at: bperry@sacs.nsw.edu.au
  2. Include with the application all recent school reports, NAPLAN results where available, any specialist reports including psychometric test results if applicable, and any other relevant documents. Also include a one-page statement written by the student, indicating why they are interested in studying at St Andrew’s Cathedral School in Year 11 and 12 and why they believe they are a suitable candidate for an academic scholarship.
  3. The test will be held on Monday 8 August 2022 at St Andrew’s Cathedral School. All details will be provided three weeks before the test.
  4. Offers will be made a few weeks after the test.

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