To apply for a Skiing Scholarship, candidates must be a member of a recognised ski race club and registered with Home Nations Governing Body (e.g. Snowsport England), as well as actively competing on both dry slope and snow.
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 supported by video evidence of you racing or training. Also, where appropriate, we ask for 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.
All videos, photos and documents should be uploaded to the Secure Transfer File, provided by the Admissions team, with the file name as your daughter’s full name and a short descriptive title (e.g. JANE SMITH, Coach Reference).
Shortlisting of Candidates
The Head of Skiing will review each application.
Assessment for Shortlisted Candidates
Shortlisted candidates are invited to attend a ski assessment session, consisting of skill-based exercises and timed course runs. Candidates may be asked to complete stamina and skill-based tests in isolation or in small competitive situations. Surbiton High School staff will interact with candidates on a one-to-one basis; however, a formal interview will not be conducted.