College’s means-tested bursaries are known as Beale Awards, named after our pioneering second Principal, Dorothea Beale, who was a leader in the education of young women. These awards offer free or partially-funded places to talented girls seeking either boarding or day places. We are committed to educating those whom we believe are likely to flourish here, regardless of their means and these awards take into account both the financial circumstances of an applicant’s family and her performance in written entrance tests and interviews.

It is essential that families who wish to explore financial support options contact the Admissions Department (admissions@cheltladiescollege.org) well in advance of the proposed date of admission. This will enable the greatest chance of being considered for the funds that we have available. Applications for Beale Awards made after the published application deadlines will unfortunately, not be considered. Beale Awards will be available to girls only when College is entirely satisfied the fee paying parent(s) are resident in the UK for tax purposes. 

How to apply

Families interested in applying for a Beale Award should complete our Beale Award Registration Form, rather than the standard Registration Form. 

The deadline for Beale Award applications for 2020, and for Year 9 in 2021, has now passed. We welcome enquiries for Year 7 and 12 in 2021 and for Year 9 in 2022. The deadline for these applications is 1st May 2020.

Useful Documents

Beale Award Registration Form