Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer two types of financial assistance to girls of exceptional ability and promise: Scholarships and Bursaries.

Scholarships: Academic and Specialist

Scholarships are made, irrespective of parents’ financial situation at the entry points of Year 7 (11+) and Year 9 (13+) (external only) and at entry/transfer into the Sixth Form in Year 12. These are awarded for all-round academic excellence and for outstanding promise in a specialist area.

For more information about the following Scholarships, please click the links below:

Year 7 (11+) Scholarships
Academic
Art
Drama
Music (including choral)
Sport (excluding dance)

Academic Scholarships are made to those who demonstrate exceptional intellectual potential in our Year 7 Entrance Assessments (English, Mathematics, Verbal Reasoning, and Non Verbal Reasoning)

Year 6 students from The Royal High Junior School take the same papers as transfer assessments. Scholarships are open both to girls from The Royal High Junior School and to those applying from other schools. Specialist awards are made to internal and/or external candidates who demonstrate outstanding ability in art, music, drama and sport.

Decisions are made on the basis of an audition/practical or on the presentation of a portfolio of work.

Year 9 (13+) Scholarships (available to external candidates only)
Academic
Music (including choral)
Sport (excluding dance)

Academic Scholarships are made to those who demonstrate exceptional intellectual potential in our Year 9/13+ Entrance Papers (English, Mathematics, Science & a language – French, Spanish, German or Latin). Candidates may be invited for a further assessment day of observed lessons.

Music and Sports Awards are be made on the basis of an audition/practical and are available to new entrants to the school at Year 9/13+ only.

Year 12 Sixth Form Scholarships
Academic
Art
Drama
Music (including Choral
Sport (excluding Dance)

For Sixth Form Academic Scholarships all students (both internal and external) sit assessment tests in Mathematics, Science and a non-mother tongue language (French, Spanish, German or Latin). There is also a general essay paper and all students are interviewed. Specialist Awards are made for entry into the Sixth Form to internal and/or external candidates who demonstrate outstanding ability in art, music, drama and sport. Decisions are made on the basis of an audition/practical or on the presentation of a portfolio of work.

A personal statement of 500 words approximately is also required with the application.

Bursaries
Means-tested awards (up to 100% of fees) are given at Year 7, Year 9 (external candidates only) and for entry into the Sixth Form to students who demonstrate outstanding all-round academic ability. In order for your daughter to qualify for a financial award, parents must also complete an on-line assessment of income and assets in order to establish financial need. Details are available from The Royal High School, and the assessment is undertaken by the Finance Department at the GDST’s Head Office in London. Bursaries are reviewed annually. 

Click here for the GDST Guide to Bursaries

Transfer from other GDST Schools
We welcome girls from other GDST schools and we will do our best to ensure all your individual requirements are met.

For further information regarding any financial matters, do please get in touch with our Registrar, Lynda Bevan and she will be very happy to help.