Croydon High offers a limited number of scholarships for entry at Year 7, Year 9 and in the Sixth Form.

These are awarded on the basis of excellence; either academically or in the chosen speciality – for example, Art, Music, Sport and Drama.

We also award a very limited number of bursaries, offering financial assistance with fees for girls entering Year 7 or Sixth Form. These are awarded on the basis of academic excellence combined with financial need.

All applications for bursaries will be means tested and assessed by the Bursary team at the GDST’s Head Office.


Academic Scholarships for Year 7 Entry

This will be awarded on the basis of performance in the Entrance test on 12 January 2019.


Academic Plus Scholarships for Year 9 Entry

This will be awarded to applicants from external schools who apply for academic scholarship and assessment in: Art & Design, Music, Drama or Sport. Roles and Responsibilities pertaining to this award and further details will be sent on application.


Music, Art & Design, Drama and Sports scholarships for Year 7

For entry in September 2019, the selection process will take place in January 2019. Information and entry forms will be available from the Admissions Registrar from Summer 2018.


Sixth Form Scholarships

There is a competitive Academic Scholarship examination, held on 1 December 2018 for Year 11, which is open to both internal and external candidates. Croydon High School Academic Scholars will be a small number of girls who show exceptional potential for future academic study.

Art, Drama, Music, PE and (occasionally) Technology Scholarships are available for the Sixth Form, holders of these Scholarships must also pass a General Academic paper.


Jacqueline du Pré Sixth Form music scholarship

Applicants should be of a good Grade VII standard but, in exceptional cases, a candidate who has achieved a distinction at Grade VI might be considered. This scholarship is open to both internal and external candidates. Auditions will be held in December 2018. Information and entry forms are available from the Music Department at school.


At the end of Lower Sixth

The Jenny Park Award for girls studying English & the Arts is awarded. Scholarship Trust Awards for girls studying a science, humanity, art, modern language are also available.


GDST Bursaries

A limited number of these are available to girls joining the school in Year 7 and Lower Sixth who would not otherwise be able to benefit from Croydon High School education. Bursaries are means tested and the value of the bursary is related to the income and financial resources of the girl’s family.

The award of a Bursary is at the Headmistress’s discretion based on a girl’s performance in the entrance test and interview. The online Bursary forms will be available to be completed once the application has been received by the Admissions Registrar. The deadline for bursary applications is 9 November 2018.

Post-entry bursaries may be awarded to girls whose families suffer unexpected financial difficulties, and are no longer able to pay the fees in full. Parents should inform the school, at the time of their application, of any specific learning difficulty or disability, and by enclosing with the registration form any Educational Psychologist’s Report.