Means-tested bursaries

What is the difference between a Bursary and a Scholarship?

Academic scholarship awards are based solely on the entrance examination results at 11+ and 16+ with awards made on academic merit. This is irrespective of financial means. With the exception of the Martineau Music Scholarship, there are no special scholarship examinations at 11+ nor do parents apply for a scholarship. The value of scholarships is up to 50% of fees and is valid until the end of a girl's education at EHS.

How many Bursaries are available?

A limited number of means-tested Bursaries are available for entry at Year 7 for girls who show good academic ability. Bursaries are means-tested, that is, they are dependent on parental income, and may cover a percentage of the school fees. They are granted at the discretion of the Headmistress.

Who can apply?

Bursaries are available to girls aged 11 prior to entry into Year 7 or to new entrants joining the Sixth Form.

How are Bursaries assessed?

Bursaries are related to the income and assets of the family. They are means-tested and reviewed annually. Bursaries may also take into account academic merit: it is not unusual for a girl to be a recipient of both a scholarships and a bursary.

How long is the Bursary valid for?

Bursaries are subject to annual review and may be amended according to changes in the family's circumstances. Bursaries are a percentage of school fees and are therefore revalued in line with rises in school fees.

How can I apply for a Bursary?

You are required to register your daughter for the entrance examination by completing and returning the registration form, available from the Admissions office. Indicate your interest by ticking the box asking for more information. Once your registration has been received an application form will be posted out to you.

What is the deadline for application for girls seeking entry to Year 7 in September 2020?

Parents seeking a bursary for entry to Year 7 in September 2020 must apply by Saturday 21 September 2019.

Applications received after 21 September 2019 will not be accepted.

Download Scholarships and Bursaries Information Booklet here

For further information please contact Mrs Helen Head, Senior School Admissions Secretary, on 0121 454 5831 or email



A limited number of means-tested Bursaries are available for entry at Year 7 for girls who show good academic ability.