St Catherine’s School, Bramley invites ambitious and enthusiastic Organists to apply for our 2024 Sixth Form Organ Scholarship.


The Jennifer Bate Memorial Organ Scholarship is a joint venture between St Catherine’s School Bramley and Guildford Cathedral. The late Dr Jennifer Bate OBE, a virtuosic international recitalist, has been a longstanding Patron of this Scholarship, and founded the Jennifer Bate Organ Academy at St Catherine’s which still continues in her memory.

The Scholarship is available for girls joining the Sixth Form (Year 12) in September 2024 (or Year 9 and 10 for an exceptional candidate) and offers:

involvement in a thriving and busy music department, including tuition and hands-on experience in directing and accompanying the Chapel Choir, with the benefit of a first-rate, all-round education at a top girls’ school;

  • opportunities within the Bramley parish and the professional life of Guildford Cathedral;
  • preparation for organ studies post-18 including scholarships at Oxbridge, conservatoires and other universities.

The Jennifer Bate Memorial Organ Scholarship typically covers 20% of Boarders’ fees; however, bursary funds exist to support a full Boarding Bursary for the right applicant.

Former Jennifer Bate Scholars have gone on to take up organ scholarships at Oxbridge and elsewhere, including Cathedrals, or have pursued other careers while maintaining a church Director of Music post.

For further information please contact

Application Deadline:


Friday 13 October 2023

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