Boarding Scholarships

Newington College opened in 1863 as a boarding school and has maintained a boarding facility since moving to Stanmore in 1880. The Edmund Webb Boarding House accommodates up to 58 students from Years 9-12. A range of scholarships are on offer to boys who wish to board at Newington College.

Applying for scholarships

Applications for 2024 boarding scholarships are now open

External candidates who are not current students at the College must apply here.

Internal candidates who are current students at the College must apply here.

All boys applying for a Newington College scholarship must sit the scholarship test. The test is administered by Academic Assessment Services. Applicants for scholarships will be subject to a financial means test.

More information about the application process can be found here.

Applications for 2024 scholarships will close on Friday 3 February.

Rural and regional scholarships

Who is eligible?

Rural and regional scholarships are available to boys in Year 9 and Year 10. Students must be Australian residents, live in a rural or regional area (currently defined as 100km or more beyond the Sydney metropolitan region), and board at Newington College until the completion of Year 12.

How are the recipients of rural and regional boarding scholarships decided?

Boys must meet the eligibility criteria and remain as boarders at Newington College until the completion of Year 12.

Boarding scholarships are awarded on the basis of:

  • demonstrated performance in the Newington scholarship examination
  • excellence shown in supporting documentation (school reports, external competition reports, NAPLAN results)
  • other qualities that will support a boy to contribute positively to the life of the College
  • and then an interview with the Deputy Headmaster and the Deputy Head of Stanmore (Students).

Eileen M Johnson Scholarship

Eileen M  Johnson Scholarship

The Eileen M Johnson Scholarship was established by a regional Old Boy in memory of his mother. She was the one who insisted her son attend Newington after seeing first-hand the leadership and accomplishments of Old Newingtonians in their home area.

Who is eligible?

The Eileen M Johnson Scholarship is available to a regional student entering the school as a boarder at any level from Years 9-12. 

What does the Eileen M Johnson Scholarship cover?

The Eileen M Johnson Scholarship covers 100 per cent of full boarding fees for a regional student entering the school as a boarder. Tuition fees are still payable.

The Eileen M Johnson Boarding Scholarship extends to every year of the recipient’s secondary education, subject to the boy achieving satisfactory standards and acceptable outcomes during each year the scholarship is awarded.

The scholarship is subject to means testing.

How are recipients of the Eileen M Johnson Scholarship decided?

The Eileen M Johnson Scholarship is awarded on the basis of:

  • demonstrated performance in the Newington scholarship examination
  • excellence shown in supporting documentation (school reports, external competition reports, NAPLAN results)
  • other qualities that will support a boy to contribute positively to the life of the College
  • an interview with the Deputy Headmaster and the Deputy Head of Stanmore (Students).

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Rev James Phillips Scholarship

Rev James Phillips Scholarship

The Rev James Phillips Boarding Scholarship is named after the Reverend James Phillips following a bequest by his son, Arthur. Arthur Phillips graduated from Newington in 1887, was President of the Old Newingtonians Union in 1910 and later a member of the College Council.   

Who is eligible? 

The Rev James Phillips Scholarships is available to a student entering Newington as a boarder at any level from Years 9-12 who is the son of a minister of religion.  

What does the Rev James Phillips Scholarship cover?  

The Rev James Phillips Scholarship covers 100 per cent of full boarding fees for a student entering Newington College as a boarder at any level across Years 9 to 12. Tuition fees are still payable. The scholarship is subject to means testing.

How are recipients of the Rev James Phillips Scholarship decided?

The Rev James Phillips Scholarship is awarded on the basis of:

  • demonstrated performance in the Newington scholarship examination
  • excellence shown in supporting documentation (school reports, external competition reports, NAPLAN results)
  • other qualities that will support a boy to contribute positively to the life of the College
  • and then an interview with the Deputy Headmaster and the Deputy Head of Stanmore (Students).

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Additional information

Applicants entering Year 11

There are two academic pathways available at Newington for the Year 11 Academic Scholarship recipients:

  • The NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC)
  • The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)

All boys who are shortlisted for boarding scholarship will be invited for an interview to explore their own academic interests, their approach to learning and how they will contribute to the strong learning environment at Newington.

Current students

Current Newington boys entering Years 9-12 may apply for boarding scholarships. Consideration will be given to current students who live in the greater Sydney region.