Sophie awarded Art scholarship premium
October 18, 2021

Rydal Penrhos pupil Sophie Madden has been awarded an Art scholarship in recognition of her exceptional development.

Every academic year, Rydal Penrhos also offers scholarship premiums to children with ‘exceptional talent’. These are open to pupils already within the school as well as to those joining and are based on testing and recommendations from teaching staff who are constantly monitoring their development.

These may also be awarded to pupils at any point during their school career in Years 7 to 13. The reward is the title of scholar, along with a scholarship premium of £500 per annum for the pupil to further their talent in a specific field through the purchase of books or equipment, enrolling on a specialist course or anything else subject to approval from an allocated mentor.

Half-termly meetings will be held to discuss the pupil’s progress and to support in spending the money wisely and appropriately.

Another example of this was confirmed just before the half-term break, with Executive Principal John Waszek presenting Year 12 pupil Sophie Madden with an Art scholarship in recognition of her outstanding progress under the guidance of Mark Sherrington, the school’s Head of Art, and other teaching staff.

Mr Sherrington, said: “What sets Sophie apart is her technical skill with paint and drawing materials.

“The speed at which she is improving is breathtaking and I am certain this is because she has been prepared to read around the subject and investigate how other artists work.

“As a teacher, she is a fantastic pupil because she always listens, responds and reacts to being challenged. I am genuinely excited to have such a talented painter in the studio for the next two years.”

Sophie joined the Rydal Penrhos community in Year 7 and has thrived academically during her time at the school. This was reflected in some outstanding GCSE results this summer, with the pupil securing four A*’s, four 9 marks, one 7 and a Distinction in Additional Mathematics.

We would like to congratulate Sophie on her Art scholarship. Something that she is richly deserving of.


Anyone wishing to enquire about Rydal Penrhos School can do so by calling 01492 530155, email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or register your interest online here: https://rydalpenrhos.com/admissions/apply-now.

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