Overall nearly 20% of students at GDST Senior Schools receive a bursary or scholarship. We aim to be an access enabler: seeking out talented girls who can benefit from a Norwich High School for Girls education. Many of our bursaries and scholarships are funded via charitable partnerships and by donations and legacies from our alumnae, their parents and other friends of Norwich High School for Girls and the GDST.
Scholarships and Bursaries
Senior School and Sixth Form
Senior School and Sixth Form scholarships are awarded based on an assessment of pupil merit without reference to family financial circumstances. Scholarships are awarded in recognition of evidenced talent. They exist to recognise distinctive academic ability or special talent in art, performing arts, product design or sport. All scholarships are won in open competition and are awarded solely on merit. The value of scholarship awards vary but generally they are small and are more about the honour of the award than the amount given. Scholarships are open to all current and prospective students. Please see below for a list of which scholarships are available to which year groups.
Not means tested
5-10% Fee remission
Summary of awards available
|Entry point||11+ (Y7)||13+ (Y9)||16+ (Y12)|
|Academic||Yes||Yes – external applicants only||Yes|
|Art (Fine Art & Textiles)||No||No||Yes|
|Performing Arts (Music & Drama)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Complete the online application where you will be prompted to select if you would like to apply for a Scholarship – choose the scholarship your daughter would like to apply for and you will be contacted by the Registrar with further details.
Deadline for applications: Scholarship applications are now closed for September 2023 entry. The dates for September 2024 entry will be:
Sixth Form scholarships
Sport: Wednesday 1st November 2023
Others: Wednesday 8th November 2023
Senior School scholarships
Academic: Sunday 31st December 2023
Music and Sport: Thursday 30th November 2023
If your daughter would benefit from a Norwich High School for Girls education but your family is not in a position to cover the full fees, you may be eligible for a GDST bursary. A bursary is a reduction in fees based on an assessment of the merit of a pupil and the financial circumstances of the family. This is a means-tested award and may be given in addition to a scholarship. Bursaries are open to all prospective students and may, in certain circumstances, be awarded to existing students whose family circumstances change. To assess who is eligible for a GDST bursary, a range of objective criteria are considered including the income and capital resources of the family. For example: If your family’s assessable income and resources are below £102,000 per annum, you may be eligible for some support. If your family’s assessable income is less than £44,000 per annum you may be offered a full bursary. We aim as far as we can to focus our support on girls for whom the chance of a Norwich High School for Girls education would be a transformative, life-changing prospect through our independent school bursary.
30-100% Fee remission
Complete the online application form to register your daughter, indicating that you would like to apply for a bursary. The Registrar will then contact you with details of how to access your online bursary application. Please note: the deadline for your bursary application is 30th November for all years and 10th November for Sixth Form applications the previous year.
Our Trust Office will then email you with details to enable you to access the online “Declaration of Income and Assets” form which you should complete and submit before the closing date advised.
You will need to provide proof of your income and assets; for example P60s, payslips, HMRC self-assessment forms, mortgage statements, council tax bills or recent benefit statements. Original documents are required in the first year of application.
Independent School Bursary applications are processed centrally by the GDST and you should send the declaration and supporting documents, in advance of the entrance examination date (January), to GDST Bursary Department, 10 Bressenden Place, LONDON, SW1E 5AW.
Deadline for applications: Bursary applications are now closed for September 2023 entry. The deadline for September 2024 entry will be Thursday 30th November 2023