A small number of means-tested bursaries are available for up to 100 per cent of school fees, for pupils entering Year 7 or Sixth Form. 

Further details on our bursaries are below and on the GDST website.

Year 7 Bursaries

Founders’ Bursary Awards are limited in number and are means-tested on the basis of parental income up to a maximum value of 100% of fees.

Bursaries are intended to enable girls of academic merit to benefit from the opportunities offered by a GDST education. Girls who are in receipt of a Founders’ Award are expected to retain that Award through to the end of Year 13. At all age groups, parents should ensure that they notify the School of their interest in Founder’s Awards at the time of registering.

Every year we receive extremely high numbers of applications for bursary places. It is important to stress that due to very limited numbers, these can only be awarded to the very highest performing candidates academically, whose financial circumstances meet the GDST’s strict criteria. Unfortunately, the vast majority of those who apply, despite being very able academically, will not be awarded a bursary place.

More information about the GDST’s approach to scholarships and bursaries can be found here.

Sixth Form Bursaries

All applicants should complete a Sixth Form application form accompanied by their most recent school report and latest set of examination results. A reference and GCSE predictions will be requested from their current school. Selected candidates will be invited for interview with the Headmistress and Head of Sixth Form.

Provisional offers will be made subject to success in GCSE exams in the summer of Year 11. It is expected that Founders’ Award applicants will attain A grades at GCSE in academic subjects, though some discretion may be exercised in the case of candidates with exceptional potential.

Apply for a bursary

To apply for a bursary, please register for a parent account.  If you have already submitted an application for your daughter, please register using the same email address you applied with.