Our means-tested bursaries are known as Beale Awards and are named after our second and longest-serving Principal, Dorothea Beale, a pioneer in the education of young women.
These awards offer fully or partially funded boarding or day places at College - from 1%-100%, depending on circumstances.
Across College, approximately 65 pupils receive fees support via a Beale Award, totalling approximately £1.6million annually. A significant number of these students receive 100% fees support, whilst others receive a percentage award determined through our financial means-testing process. All Beale Award families are also supported with pro-rated financial assistance towards the additional costs of attending school, such as uniform and co-curricular activities.
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.
Beale Awards are available for day or boarding entry to Year 7 (11+), Year 9 (13+) and Year 12 (16+), and to families where we can ensure that the fee-paying parent(s) are resident in the UK for tax purposes.
Families interested in applying for a Beale Award should complete our Beale Award Registration Form and submit it with the non-refundable £50 Beale Registration fee (rather than the Standard Registration form and £250 fee).
In addition, we strongly encourage families who are considering applying for a Beale Award to contact the Admissions Department (email@example.com) well in advance. This will enable our team to support you through your Beale Award application, make you aware of additional steps in this process, and give you the greatest chance of being considered for the funds available.
We are currently accepting applications for Years 7 and 12 in 2025 and beyond, and for Year 9 in 2026 and beyond. Applications for Beale Awards made after the published deadlines will not be considered.
Applicants will need to register by 1st May in Year 5.
We operate an early entry process which means applicants must register by 1st May in Year 6.
Applicants need to register by 1st June in Year 10.