Blog > Admissions > Entrance / Scholarship Exam

Entrance / Scholarship Exam


  • Applications have closed for entry into Grade 8 in 2016
  • Date for Grade 8 Fun Afternoon and Boarder Sleepover: 7 May 2015
  • Date for Epworth Entrance/Scholarship Examination: 8 May 2015


The Grade 8 Entrance Examination consists of three papers:

  • English
  • Afrikaans or Zulu
  • Mathematics

The Examinations are skills rather than content based and predominantly take into consideration the work covered in Grade 6.

A limited number of Academic, Cultural and Sporting Scholarships are awarded.
Epworth awards:

  • A major scholarship
  • A number of minor scholarships.

These scholarships are tenable for five years provided academic, sporting or cultural standards are maintained.


Academic Scholarships:
All children writing the Entrance Examination are automatically eligible for the academic scholarships which are awarded on the results of this examination.


Cultural Scholarships (Music & Dance):
These scholarships require a completed Cultural Scholarship form and an audition. Music also requires a written paper which will be administered immediately after the Entrance Exam.
Music: Parents will be contacted to set up an audition date and time.
Dance: The candidates will have a group dance audition on Friday 8 May at 11:45 in the Gym Hall

Cultural Scholarship application form for Grade 8, 2016


Sports Scholarships:
These scholarships require a completed Sports Scholarship form and an interview (if applicants meet the criteria).
Parents will be contacted to set up an interview date and time.

Sports Scholarship application form for Grade 8, 2016


Foreign students who are unable to write at Epworth, please contact
Mrs Heather Huntly on
or call +27 (0)33 846 2519


For further application and admission enquiries please contact:
Heather Huntly
Tel:  +27 (0)33 846 2519
Fax: 086 538 9249

Home | About Us | Admissions | Community | Spiritual | Boarding | Pastoral Care | Giving to Epworth | Contact Us
Epworth School, 95 Golf Road, Pietermaritzburg, 3201 | Tel: 033 846 2548
© Copyright 2008 Epworth | All rights reserved.