Scholarships & bursaries

Each year, we award a number of scholarships and bursaries for 11+ and 16+ entry. Bursaries take into account the family’s income and financial resources and may be worth up to 100% of the school fees. Scholarships are based on exceptional merit in a number of fields – Academic, Music, Art, Drama (Art and Drama at 16+ only) and Sport (at 11+ only).

We are firm believers that every girl who is bright and keen should be given the opportunity to fulfil her potential, regardless of financial circumstances. Thanks to the support of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) bursary scheme, we are able to offer a number of means-tested bursaries each year to those that reach the required academic standards in the entrance examination. Most higher-value bursaries are awarded to pupils from families with a total annual income of less than £42,500, who have no capital assets other than their home. For more information about the bursary scheme and how to apply, please contact see our Admissions Policy and the GDST website.

Academic Scholarships are awarded on outstanding performance in the entrance examination at 11+ or 16+; all girls are automatically considered for the Academic Scholarship and no separate application is needed.

11+ Music and Sport Scholarships and Sixth Form Art, Music and Drama Scholarships are prestigious awards that require a separate application. Girls must show a particular aptitude and talent in the relevant discipline and will be assessed by the appropriate department – applicants must also meet the required academic standards in the entrance examination process.

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South Hampstead set in motion lasting foundations, values and ambitions to give me the best possible start in life.

Ms Datshiane Navanayagam – former bursary pupil, Head Girl, Cambridge graduate & BBC Producer