Scholarships 2021

Pittwater House offers partial scholarships to students for outstanding academic potential and general excellence. Applications open on Tuesday 3 September 2019 and students will be required to sit the academic examination administered by the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER) on Saturday 29 February 2020.

We give a limited number of general and academic excellence scholarships to students entering Years 7, 9 and 11.

Pittwater House only offers partial scholarships. Parents must pay all other expenses at the full rate.

Scholarships are open to current students of Pittwater House as well as students attending other schools. Applicants must be Australian residents.

How to apply

Timeline for Scholarships for 2021 entry

Scholarship applications must be completed online

Applicants for all scholarships are required to sit the academic examination administered by the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER).

Auditions and interviews are held at Pittwater House and shortlisted applicants are notified of times.

Timeline for Scholarships for 2021 entry

3 September 2019Applications open
10 February 2020Applications close (midnight AEDT)
29 February 2020ACER examination
3 April 2020Parental reports available
April 2020Principal shortlists applicants and commences interviews
April - May 2020Scholarships offered and candidates notified

Senior School Scholarships

Academic scholarship are available to those entering Years 7, 9 and 11.

These scholarships are for excellence in academics. They are awarded to students based on performance in the ACER examination and interview.

Senior School Scholarships offered at Pittwater House cover a portion of tuition fees for the secondary years until Year 12.

Interviews will only be arranged for shortlisted applicants.

General Excellence Scholarships

General excellence scholarships are available to those entering Years 7, 9 and 11.

These scholarships are for excellence in academics as well as broader criteria such as music, sports, debate, the performing arts, the visual arts and more.

They are awarded to students based on performance in the ACER examination, audition and interview.

General Excellence Scholarships offered at Pittwater House cover a portion of tuition fees for the secondary years until Year 12.

How to apply for a General Excellence Scholarship

1. Scholarship applications must be completed online, here.

2. Applicants must also complete the General Excellence Application Form and submit it with their portfolio to the principal.

Scholarship fees

A fee of $110 is paid online for all scholarship registrations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have to pay a fee to sit the scholarship examination?
The application fee covers administration of the examination by the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER), which is an external provider of service.
Why do you use ACER for scholarship examinations?
Pittwater House works with an independent company to manage the scholarship process and administer scholarship examination papers. They are used by the majority of private schools in Sydney to assess students for scholarships.

Research has shown the ACER scholarship examination recognises and measures students’ capabilities more effectively than other methods.
What should our son/daughter bring on examination day?
Your child should bring:

  • Pens (black or blue)
  • Food and drink for the recess break
Make sure they arrive 15 minutes before the examination starts. Entry for late arrivals is solely at the discretion of the test supervisor.