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
Dance
Drama
Music (including choral)
Sport

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, Dance, Drama Music 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:
The STEM Scholarship
For recognition of excellence in Maths and the Sciences

The Arts Scholarship
For recognition of excellence in the arts, eg. English, Languages and the Humanities.

Art
Dance
Drama
Music (including choral)
Sport 

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.

Art, Dance, Drama, Music and Sports Awards are 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 Scholarships in Year 12:

For entrance into Year 12, both internal and external students can apply for one of three scholarships:

The STEM Scholarship
This award recognises a student’s aptitude for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths, and may be applied for if a student is considering taking A-Levels in two or more scientific subjects. The students will be expected to take examination papers in TWO subjects of their choice, within this spectrum.

The Arts Scholarship
This award recognises a student’s aptitude for subjects such as English, History, Classics, Modern and Ancient Languages, Religion and Philosophy and Geography and may be applied for if a student is considering taking two or more A-Levels in the arts. The students will be expected to take examination papers in TWO subjects of their choice, within this spectrum.

The IB Scholarship (for those taking the IB Diploma)
Owing to the holistic nature of the IB Diploma, students will be expected to take THREE examinations in a combination of arts/science subjects of their own choice.

Students must choose TWO subjects from one column and ONE from the other:

Block A

Block B

English

Maths

History

Biology

French

Chemistry

Spanish

Physics

German

Computer Science

Mandarin

 

Geography

 

Religion and Philosophy

 

Latin/Greek

 

Economics

 

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.