The Choral Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to up to eighteen choristers who sing in Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum and who are educated at Dean Close Preparatory School.

To encourage children and their parents to accept the commitment of time and discipline which is required to be a member of the Schola Cantorum, the Choral Scholarship Fund provides scholarships which are worth one quarter of each term’s day pupil fees.

In 2013 an endowment grant of £20,000 was made by the Friends of Cathedral Music and a further grant of £20,000 by the Garfield Weston Foundation. The Choral Scholarship Fund is most grateful for this important support.

The Trustees are grateful to the Donors of the following Scholarships:

  • Friends of Tewkesbury Abbey
  • The Ouseley Trust
  • Friends of Cathedral Music
  • Weston Foundation
  • Old Decanian Society
  • Michael Peterson Endowment
  • Carter Family
  • Christopher Jefferies
  • Mrs J Headlam
  • Mr Jeremy Winter
  • Cranes Music

The Trustees also acknowledge the financial support given by The Tewkesbury Abbey Music Fund.

If you would like to make a donation please email Paul Charman, Treasurer of the Choral Scholarship Fund at :

Or write to:


Tewkesbury Abbey Foundation

Abbey Offices

Church Street


GL20  5RZ