Sydney Grammar School


At Grammar, we are always looking for boys who are curious and keen to learn.

If you love science or maths, languages and reading, and you are also keen on music, debating, drama or sport, then you should think very seriously about coming here. Although this is a private school which charges fees, you and your family should not let the fees put you off. Every year we set aside up to 25 places for boys of special intellectual talent and their fees are paid for them by the School.

Some of our scholarships are outright awards, others are means-tested. Means-tested scholarships are specifically set aside for candidates who would be unable to afford the normal tuition fees (currently $35,241 per annum). If you think you might qualify for a means-tested scholarship, then please tick the means-testing box at the bottom of the registration form. This will mean you are applying for ALL scholarships (outright and means-tested awards), thereby increasing your chances of a scholarship.

All candidates must take the scholarship tests and be prepared to attend an interview. Academic coaching is not necessary, in fact we strongly discourage it. Most boys who are awarded scholarships each year have not been coached.

Applications for scholarships for 2020 entry to Form I (Year 7) will open in October/November, 2018.

The School will receive the results early in March and will ring short-listed candidates to arrange for them to come in for a morning’s activities. After that, interviews will be held. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified in writing after the April school holidays.

If you have any questions, please ring Virginia Cains on 9332 5805 or email            

Music Scholarships

Each year we offer two scholarships and one means-tested scholarship to boys with outstanding musical talent entering Form I (Year 7). In making the awards, we take into consideration a boy’s performance on an instrument at audition, his results in the School’s Entrance Assessment and his character.

Information on Music Scholarships and an Application Form can be downloaded here:

Music Scholarship 2019

For further information, please contact the Music Department on 9332 5895 or email

Dr RB Malpass

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