Pennthorpe is delighted to open the applications for the Goddard Award (age 7+) and Braby Scholarship (age 11+) enrichment programmes for 2023, this week.

A historically successful initiative, Pennthorpe’s enrichment programmes are designed to challenge and develop skills through additional workshops, speakers, visits and challenges. The programmes are ideal preparation for senior school entry at age 13 and will deepen their passions, cultivate their skills and open doors to a plethora of possibilities.

The Goddard Award benefits children entering the Prep school in Year 3 and is open to Pennthorpe pupils as well as those joining from elsewhere. Celebrating the flair and promise of our most inquisitive pupils, the Goddard Award challenges them to discover new horizons and find joy in their mastery. Award beneficiaries display an outstanding attitude to learning as well as passing aptitude and potential in, either one or more of, Academic, Sport, Performing Arts, Art and Design.

The Braby Scholarship programme is the perfect preparation for senior school entry at age 13. An internal and bespoke enrichment programme for senior pupils who are talented in either Academia, Sport, Music, Drama, Art and/or Design Technology, this programme celebrates the most tenacious and committed of pupils. Providing each scholar with a platform, beyond the curriculum, Braby Scholarships give children the chance to lead their own educational exploration. An opportunity for collaboration, investigation and an invitation to enrich the Pennthorpe community, with their curiosity and dedication, scholars are challenged to excel in their chosen specialisms and are given life-changing opportunities in return.

Pennthorpe Head, Mrs Lydia Waller, comments, “We are delighted to be able to continue to offer these two initiatives to current and new pupils, and in the case of the latter present families with the opportunity to experience life at Pennthorpe and all it has to offer. Joining Year 3 and Year 7 are key educational milestones, and our Goddard and Braby enrichment schemes align perfectly with these new phases of a child’s development and education; giving pupils the opportunity to delve into their true abilities, passions and dreams”.

Applicants for the Goddard Award must complete an application form by the first day of the Spring Term, in January, of Year 2. The Braby Scholarship application must be submitted by the first day of the Spring Term, in January, of Year 6.

Information on both the Assessment phase and fee discounts available, drawn from a finite fund, are available on our website here.