The Queen Victoria Scholarship

The Queen Victoria Scholarship

Christ’s Hospital is pleased to announce a scholarship for pupils entering the School from the Isle of Wight. The Queen Victoria Scholarship, for bright pupils from the Island with academic potential, who would benefit from an independent boarding school education, is now open.

Queen Victoria was a great supporter of Christ’s Hospital and became a governor of the School in 1843; she made more than one hundred pupil presentations during her reign. Five of these pupils presented by Queen Victoria to Christ’s Hospital came to the School from the Isle of Wight: Matthew Beattie Grandy in 1846, Thomas Toward in 1849, John Bates Hoffmeister in 1859, Edward Capel Hasler Helby in 1861 and Archibald Cass in 1864.

There is another link between Christ’s Hospital, the Isle of Wight and Queen Victoria. Following her death at Osborne House on 22 January 1901, Captain George Alexander Broad (former Christ’s Hospital pupil) commanded HMS Alberta on her memorable journey across the Solent with the mortal remains of Her Majesty aboard.

Normally pupils enter Christ’s Hospital at Year 7, Year 9 or Sixth Form as boarders or day pupils. Occasionally, we can admit children at Year 8 or 10. The Admissions Office will be able to advise you if places are available.

We encourage you to visit Christ’s Hospital on one of our termly Open Mornings to enable you to see the School in action. To find out more or for assistance with your application, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Office.

To contact our admissions office please email: or telephone 01403 246555.

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