Hale School Foundation Scholarships for 2021

Each year Hale School offers various scholarships (please click on the links for further information):

2021 Scholarships
Applications are open until March 2020 for Academic, Boarding, Music and OHA Scholarships, and until May 2020 for Indigenous Scholarships for boys wanting to commence at Hale School in 2021. Specific dates and details are available via the links above.

* Boarding and/or tuition fees for Indigenous Scholarships may be met through a Hale School Foundation Indigenous Student Scholarship or through a combination of a Hale School Foundation Indigenous Scholarship and a Madalah scholarship. Madalah Limited is a not-for-profit organisation that provides support to Indigenous students from Year 7 to 12 on behalf of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. For more information please visit their website – www.madalah.com.au. Successful applicants must in all cases be Abstudy approved.

For more information about scholarships at Hale School, please contact the Admissions Office on (+61) 8 9347 9701 or (+61) 8 9347 9733 or at admissions@hale.wa.edu.au


How much are the scholarships worth?
Hale academic scholarships for entry into Year 7 are a minimum of 25% reduction in academic tuition fees. In addition, a ‘needs-based’ approach to further fee reductions (of up to 75%) is possible at the discretion of the Headmaster and is based on the individual circumstances of the applicant. Scholarship recipients are also waived the Hale School enrolment fee.

Do you offer sports scholarships?
No, Hale School does not offer scholarships based on sporting or other co-curricular achievements (with the exception of music).

How can I prepare my son for the scholarship examination?
The scholarship examination is not one that should be studied or prepared for. The examination is set at a high Year 6 level, and boys are encouraged to simply try their very best on the day.

Can I see a copy of a past scholarship examination?
No, we do not supply copies of past scholarship examinations.

Can I get a copy of my son's results from the scholarship examination?
We do not distribute the exact results from the examination, however, once all the scholarships have been confirmed and awarded, we will post you a summary of your son's performance. You can expect to receive this summary around June.

How many scholarships do you award?
The number of scholarships awarded varies each year at the discretion of the Headmaster, however it is usually between five and 10 scholarships.

What is the approximate scholarship time line?

  • Scholarship examination applications close on Monday 16 March.
  • Scholarship examination date is Saturday 21 March.
  • Shortlisted applicants are contacted to arrange an interview with the Headmaster by Monday 6 April.
  • Shortlisted applicant interviews will be held at the end of Term 1 and beginning of Term 2.
  • Scholarship recipients are confirmed and notified by 8 May.
  • All applicants notified of scholarship examination outcome by Friday 15 May.

Do you offer scholarships for other entry years?
Hale School academic scholarships are only offered for entry into Year 7. Music scholarships are available for entry in Year 7 or any year above. We also offer boarding scholarships for entry into Year 9 or 10.
The Old Haleians’ Association offers the Lister Drake Scholarship for Year 11 entry and is open to any son or grandson of an Old Haleian.
Current Hale students may apply for drama scholarships or be awarded scholarships for academic endeavour in later years.

Can my son receive both an academic AND a music scholarship?
Yes, all music Scholarship applicants must also sit the academic scholarship examination.

We currently live outside of the Perth metropolitan area. Can my son still participate in the scholarship examination?
Yes, if you live interstate, overseas or in regional W.A, we can arrange for your son to sit the scholarship examination remotely at his current school. If this is an option you would like to pursue, you must submit a scholarship application by Monday 9 March 2020. Academic Assessment Services will then contact your son’s school and arrange for them to invigilate the examination. Please note that your son must sit the scholarship examination on Saturday 21 March, or as close as possible to this date. All examination papers will be sent directly to the school.  

My son is not available on Saturday 21 March, 2020 to sit the Scholarship examination. Can he do it on another date?
No, unfortunately we are unable to facilitate an additional examination. Your son must attend the scholarship examination on Saturday 21 March 2020 if he is to be considered for a Hale School scholarship.

How can I find out more?
We encourage you to attend our information session regarding Hale School’s academic programme and scholarships on Wednesday 4 March 2020 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Please contact admissions@hale.wa.edu.au to register your attendance.