Making a Grammar education possible

Our 2023 Academic Scholarship process has now concluded. Key dates for our 2024 scholarships are listed below:

Registration Opens: Tuesday 1 November 2022

Registration Closes: Tuesday 31 January 2023

Academic Scholarship test date: Sunday 5 February 2023

The academic scholarship assessment test will be held across two sessions on Sunday 5 February, boys will be allocated to attend one of the session times.

Sydney Grammar School offers up to 20 academic scholarships every year. We are looking for bright, engaged boys with a love of learning, a curiosity about the world and a passion to get involved in the wide range of co-curricular activities we have on offer. Boys who are enthusiastic about learning, reading, and want to get involved in as many things as possible, might find Grammar to be the school for them.

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 $40,218 per annum).

The Scholarship selection process involves boys sitting our assessment tests (English and Maths), with successful candidates progressing through to attend an interview. The test results and interview are evenly weighted, and both form the criteria for selection. Academic coaching is not necessary; in fact, we strongly discourage it. Our tests are set and marked by the School; they are designed to reflect a boys' current academic ability and as such, we do not provide past papers. All boys wishing to sit the academic scholarship assessment test will need to be present at College Street, remote sitting is not permitted.

Further information regarding the 2024 Academic Scholarship assessment test will be published here in Term IV. Should you have any queries in the meantime, please email Tara Rennie at

Music Scholarships

Music Application form

Teacher's reference

Each year we offer a range of music scholarships (both full-fee and means-tested) 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.

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

Dr RB Malpass

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