The Scheme is advertised in December and January and the application pack is available to download at that time (see Key Dates to the left).
Applications are invited from boys who have a keen interest in choral singing and whose tenth birthday falls within the academic year of the Tests.
Entry to the Scheme is via a two stage process:
Applicants are invited to sit an Academic Test at the School in English and Mathematics.
Candidates who achieve the required academic standard in the Test will then be invited to the second stage.
A Voice Test is held at the School with our Director of Music and the Master of the Music at the Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy.
Successful candidates commence as Wakeham Choristers one year prior to joining Year 7 at St Olave’s.
Wakeham Choristers are expected to commit fully to the Choir and to continue in it until their voice breaks and it is agreed by the Chapel that they may leave.