Our scholarships are awarded to recognise talent and nurture progress.
In the Senior School (11+) and Sixth Form (16+) we offer Academic, Art, Drama, Music and Sport scholarships. Awards are made without regard to parental income.
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.
All girls sitting the Entrance Examination are automatically assessed for Academic Scholarships.
Girls demonstrating exceptional promise will be invited for an Academic Scholarship interview in January 2021.
If you wish your daughter to be considered for an Art, Drama, Music, or Sports Scholarship, please complete the relevant Scholarship Application Form. Applications will open in the coming weeks.
Candidates are required to complete an application form, along with a portfolio of their work. Please email submissions directly to the Head of Art at email@example.com on or before Friday 20th November 2020
Portfolio applications should only be submitted digitally. We are not able to accept physical work at this time. Please present your daughter’s work as a Powerpoint presentation of no more than 20 slides (excluding a title slide). Each slide must not have more than 2 images.
Work should be photographed clearly and labelled to include information such as the size of work and what material/medium has been used. Any 3D work should be photographed against a plain background from 2 different angles.
Please begin the portfolio with a title slide which includes your daughter’s name and school. The filename should be your daughter’s full name e.g MarySmith.ppt
Hear from our Head of Art to find out more
Candidates are required to complete an application form detailing their achievements along with copies of recent drama award certificates.
Following receipt of this, qualifying candidates will be assessed by a solo performance, workshop and interview.
Hear from our Head of Drama to find out more
Candidates are required to complete an application form detailing their achievements. Candidates should be on Grade 4/5 standard or above on at least one instrument. You may bring your own accompanist to the audition if required or, if booked in advance, the Music Department will organise one for you.
There will be a ‘Come and Play’ day in the autumn term for talented musicians. Booking is via our School website.
Hear from our Director of Music to find out more
For Sport, candidates will be required to complete an application form detailing their achievements and level of participation.
Qualifying candidates will then be invited to an initial half day practical session in December 2021. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to a further sports assessment.
Hear from our Director of Sport to find out more
Sixth Form Scholarships
Sixth Form Academic Scholarships are based on a written application by the student, the most recent school report and examination results, a school reference and predicted grades.
Applicants are asked to submit a personal statement of no more than 4000 characters describing academic achievements and intellectual interests alongside extra-curricular, artistic or cultural activities or social service and future plans – whatever illustrates the distinctive contribution that they would make to the academic life of the Sixth Form.
Applications must be submitted to the School Office by 9am on the closing date of Monday 2nd November 2020. The Director of Sixth Form and the Headmistress will select candidates for interview.
As part of the selection process, candidates need to submit a letter of approximately 200 words outlining the reasons they are applying, together with a clearly labelled folder of all Year 10 and 11 Art coursework by Monday 2nd November 2020.
As part of the selection process, candidates need to submit a formal letter outlining the reasons they are applying by Monday 2nd November 2020. Short listed candidates will be required to attend an audition and informal interview on Friday 20th November 2020.
As part of the selection process, candidates need to submit a formal letter outlining the reasons they are applying by Monday 2nd November 2020. Short listed candidates will be required to attend an informal interview on Friday 20th November 2020.
Candidates are required to complete an application form and supporting letter outlining their strengths, successes and ambitions and also a reference from their first study Instrumental Teacher. Short listed candidates will be required to attend an audition and will be asked to play two contrasting pieces on her main instrument with another piece on a second instrument if desired. There will be a simple oral test and each candidate will be asked about her musical interests and ambitions.
For Sport, candidates will be required to complete an application form detailing their achievements and level of participation. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to a further sports assessment.
11+ (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.
Applications are made online. Please contact the Admissions team for further information by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.