In order to apply for a Gymnastics Scholarship, candidates must be a club member competing at Regional level. If no longer competing, must have competed at international level.
If you feel that you meet these criteria, the next stage is to complete an application by submitting a letter detailing your sporting achievements and training programme and, where appropriate, a reference from an external coach. The referee should not be a member of the School PE Department. This must include information such as:
- School level representation, competitions competed, and place achieved at club level or representative level.
- Amount of training, ranking or awards gained.
- Name of club your daughter represents and contact details for her coach.
- Sporting achievements relevant to your daughter’s sport application.
Shortlisting of Candidates
The Head of Gymnastics will review each application.
Assessment for Shortlisted Candidates
Shortlisted candidates are invited to attend an assessment session. Candidates may be asked to complete stamina and skill-based tests in isolation.
Candidates will need to plan/prepare a short individual gym routine (approximately 60 seconds) to a piece of music of their choice. Within this, we would like to see the candidates perform their best skills/agilities which will obviously vary depending on the type of gymnastics that they do, as well as their current ability/level.
If they are acrobatic ‘top’, they may wish to incorporate a set of blocks into their sequence. If they are a rhythmic gymnast, they may wish to use hand-held apparatus.
Please be advised that this will be performed on school gym mats, not a full sprung floor area. Surbiton High School staff will interact with candidates on a one-to-one basis; however, a formal interview will not be conducted.