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City of London

School for girls

We believe that City's vast range of educational opportunities must be open to girls who will benefit most from learning here, not just those who can afford the fees. We are committed to providing school places to girls regardless of financial means and we therefore offer bursaries and scholarships for entry into Year 7 and Year 12. Approximately 25% of our current senior school girls receive some form of financial assistance.

 We offer Music scholarships, Drama scholarships, Art scholarships and means-tested bursaries. Please note that we do not offer Academic scholarships. We also do not offer scholarships or bursaries to girls joining the Preparatory School (Year 3).


Bursary awards range from smaller awards of 25% right up to 100% (full fee) awards. These awards are means tested. As we do not offer Academic scholarships at City, we encourage you to apply for a bursary award if you think that you would qualify, even if for a smaller award rather than a full fee award.

Bursaries are awarded if a girl is successful in the entrance exam and interview, her family’s bursary application is successful. and if there are sufficient funds available in the bursary fund. Our bursaries are awarded thanks to the generosity of benefactors, the City of London Corporation and the City Livery Companies, with whom the school maintains a strong and special link.

The worth of a bursary is awarded on a sliding scale, depending on your means. A disposable income of less than £25,000 per year, for example, could result in a full fee/100% bursary, while a disposable income of between £45,000 and £50,000 per year could result in a 25-30% bursary.

We are also able to award additional assistance to recipients of full fee bursaries. This covers such costs as curriculum-based school trips, travel to and from school by public transport and uniform costs.

Please see pages 21 and 22 of our Admissions Booklet for full details of our Bursary scheme, and please email or our Finance Manager Mr Robert Woodvine if you have any questions at all about bursary applications. The sample bursary application forms are below, along with the guidance notes for filling this in. Completed applications need only be submitted if successful in the entry exam.