Nearly 20% of girls at GDST senior schools receive a bursary or scholarship help towards their fees. We award both bursaries and scholarships at 11+ and 16+.
A bursary takes into account academic ability, but its value (up to 100%) is directly related to family financial resources. A scholarship is not means-tested. Scholarships recognise and celebrate girls with exceptional talent and promise; either academically or in the fields of art, drama, music and sport.
As a charity, the GDST supports the brightest girls for whom our education would be a life-changing prospect.
Our school motto is ad sapientiam sine metu which means ‘towards wisdom unafraid’. We believe neither fear nor lack of resources should restrict the pursuit of learning.
A bursary is an award of financial help to families. This award is means-tested, so you will need to provide proof of your income, financial resources and family assets to the GDST. The GDST then assesses whether you meet the criteria to be eligible for assistance with Streatham & Clapham High School fees.
Bursaries are awarded at 11+ and 16+ admissions intakes only. Please indicate on your application form if you would like to apply for a bursary. Candidates may also apply for specialty scholarships and are automatically considered for academic scholarships, depending on the strength of their application. The deadline for 11+ and 16+ bursary applications is Friday 12 November 2021.