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Scholarships and Bursaries

We ensure that as many talented girls as possible achieve their potential at Sutton High School through our Scholarships and Bursaries programme.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit alone, while Bursaries also take into account your income and financial resources. We offer Scholarships and Bursaries at the 11+ and Sixth Form entry points.

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Scholarships and Bursaries


Our Scholarship programme aims to bring out the very best in some of our most talented girls. We help them develop a sense of responsibility to themselves and others, nurture their ambition and encourage them to question, with a truly open mind, the things they see and encounter around them.

Scholars benefit from being selected for events, activities and initiatives that will help to cultivate their abilities. Equally, we ask them to take a lead and actively participate in their area of expertise under the guidance of the relevant Head of Department. Art and Music Scholars are normally expected to study their subjects at GCSE.

Academic Scholarships

Academic Scholarships may cover up to 50% of fees for outstanding candidates.

At the 11+ entry point, all girls who sit our entrance examination are automatcially considered for an Academic Scholarship.

Girls applying for an Academic Scholarship in the Sixth Form must take a verbal reasoning paper, a quantitative test and an essay paper. 

Performance Scholarships

Performance Scholarships are typically set at the 10% level, though awards of up to 30% of fees may be awarded for outstanding candidates. We offer Peformance Scholrships in Art, Music and Sport. The opportunity for a Drama Scholarship is also available for Sixth Form applicants.

Girls need to apply separately for a Performance Scholarship. To get started, you need to tick the relevant boxes on our online application form

Assessment for Performance Scholarships is carried out in school. Candidates are invited to interview and are asked to perform practical tasks on the day. These assessments are carried out by subject specialist teachers and are designed for candidates to demonstrate their ability, interest and potential.


A limited number of Bursaries for up to 100% of fees are available for girls joining us at 11+ and the Sixth Form. Their award is based on academic merit as well as the income and financial resources of the candidate’s family.

As demand is extremely high, Bursary awards will be offered to selected pupils following the entrance examination. Successful Bursary applicants will receive a Bursary throughout their time in the school subject to annual reassessment and satisfactory academic progress.

Bursary applications are assessed by GDST Head Office and the final award, based on the GDST assessment, is made at the discretion of the Headmistress.

To start the process of applying for a Bursary, you need to tick the relevant box on our online application form

Applications should be made as early as possible and the closing date for entry in September 2020 is Friday 1 November 2019.