Academic Scholarships

For Entry into Years 5 and 7, 2026


General Information

The Academic Scholarships are awarded to the most highly able students. Woodleigh is seeking a curious student looking to question continuously and searching for knowledge and understanding. Students who display outstanding academic ability on the scholarship test will be invited to an interview with the Principal.

Woodleigh's mission is to develop creative, compassionate, skilful, and resilient young people who can thrive in an ever-changing world. Our commitments include:

  • Knowing and celebrating the unique strengths, interests, and abilities of all learners
  • Fostering a sense of awareness, empathy and identity that supports personal and collective wellbeing
  • Encouraging curiosity, initiative, and responsibility in the lifelong pursuit of learning
  • Engaging as active citizens of our local and global communities
  • Contributing to local, national, and global conversations that promote intercultural understanding
  • Acting as stewards for the sustainable use and protection of our natural environment

Academic Scholarship

Woodleigh welcomes applications for entry into Years 5 and 7 in 2026.


Applications for the Years 5 and 7, 2026 Academic Scholarships are now open and close on Friday 19 July 2024.

Supporting Documentation

The following documents are required for each scholarship candidate:

  • Completed Application for Enrolment (if you haven't applied previously)
  • Complete the Application for Scholarship Testing (compulsory)
  • Cover letter outlining the student’s qualities and achievements
  • Semester 2, 2023 full school report
  • Semester 1, 2024 full school report
  • Year 5 NAPLAN test results
  • Year 3 NAPLAN test results
  • A passport style photograph
  • Letter of recommendation from the student's School Principal or teacher
  • Option to record a 30-second video or a written piece explaining how you would like to make a difference in the world in which we live.

Please UPLOAD supporting documents here by Friday 19 July 2026.

Applicants should have sound academic potential, a strong desire to learn, and the willingness to give their best to Woodleigh's extensive co-curricular programs. We seek young leaders who are committed to our community and work to better themselves and their peers through active contribution and service.

All scholarship applicants are required to sit the Scholarship Examination to be held on Saturday 3 August 2024.

Documents can also be addressed to Laura Maasburg, Director of Enrolments, at by the closing date of Friday 19 July 2024. Applications will not be accepted after this date.


The Academic Scholarships cover a percentage of Tuition Fees only and is tenable through to the end of Year 12.

Additional costs such as the Consolidated Charges, camps, uniforms and books are not part of the Tuition Fees and are therefore not covered by the scholarship.


Receiving the Academic Scholarship is a privilege, and students are responsible for being leaders within our community, adhering to our values of Respect for Self, Others and the Environment. Awardees will participate in an annual scholarship review; this meeting will occur between the Principal and Deputy Principal, Head of Campus. It will be structured as a mentoring opportunity for scholarship students as they journey through Woodleigh School. They will reflect on what has been achieved and discuss aspirations for the year ahead.

Scholarship Process

Applications are OPEN

Applications close on: Friday 19 July 2024

Compulsory Scholarship Testing: Saturday 3 August 2024

The first round of interviews will occur in mid-August 2024.

Scholarship offers are strictly confidential and are made at the discretion of the Principal. All applicants will receive communication from the school advising the outcome of their application by the end of September 2024.

Further Information

If you have any further questions regarding Woodleigh School Scholarships, please contact Laura Maasburg, Director of Enrolments.

03 5971 6100 or