City of London School for Girls is a unique learning environment, and we are delighted that you are considering joining us.

We aim to make the admissions process as seamless and transparent as possible. This section of our website will reflect the most up-to-date information and dates for entry in the coming academic year. If you have any questions, please contact our admissions team at


City is committed to enabling access to the school for those for whom its education will be most transformational. A bursary is a financial support package for a capped number of pupils who would not ordinarily be able to afford fees and is distinct from scholarships which are a much more limited form of recognition for excellence in certain disciplines.

Applying for a bursary


11+: by Friday 29 October


16+: by Friday 8 October


Complete application

11+: by Tuesday 30 November


16+: by Tuesday 2 November


Submit supporting documents

11+: by Friday 7 January


16+: by Thursday 18 November


Home visit

Early February


Transition meeting

In the summer term


Bursaries at City

We currently have more than 100 pupils at City receiving bursary support. We expect to have about 12 bursary places to allocate for September 2022 at 11+. Bursaries are awarded if an applicant is successful in the entrance exams and interview, the family is eligible for a bursary and there are sufficient funds available in the bursary fund. Please note that priority is given to applicants for whom the bursary will be most transformational. We have many applicants who pass our assessments and are eligible for a bursary, but due to demand will still not receive one.  

Please note that the school does not consider applications for bursaries when offering occasional places nor from overseas students.  

Our bursaries are awarded thanks to the generosity of benefactors, other parents, the City of London Corporation, and the City livery companies, with whom the school maintains a strong and special link. Where pupils are selected for bursaries from certain donors, they will be expected to stay connected with those donors and give feedback on their progress.  

If you have any questions about bursaries, please email our admissions team. 


Eligibility criteria  

Bursary awards range from partial to full awards. These awards are all means-tested. While the criteria depend on a range of financial variables, below are some guidelines you might find helpful:  

  • Families with a net income of less than £45,000 per annum, with limited assets, may be eligible to receive a full bursary equivalent to 100% of fees.  
  • Families with a net household income of £50,000 per annum, with limited assets, may be eligible to receive a bursary up to 75% of fees.  
  • Families with a net household income of £70,000 per annum, with limited assets, may be eligible to receive a bursary up to 25% of fees.  

Should applicants be awarded a bursary, the level of the award will be re-assessed annually and may be adjusted either up or down for the following academic year, according to any change in the family circumstances. Please remember many more families will meet these criteria than be awarded bursaries. Therefore, meeting these guidelines will not be a guarantee, and those with incomes above these will be very unlikely to be considered. 


What is included  

In addition to support with school fees, we realise that extra costs quickly add up, so a pupil in receipt of a full bursary will also receive support with the following;  

  • Curriculum-based compulsory school trips  
  • Travel to school on public transport (up to £350 per year) 
  • Uniform (a one-off payment upon joining the school for up to £500) 
  • Exam entry fees 

11+ admissions brochure

While the most up-to-date information will appear on our website, you can find a summary of all our September 2022 admissions procedures in our brochure.

CLSG Prep & 6th Form

16+ admissions brochure

You can find a summary of the all the dates and deadlines for 16+ entry, as well as subject information, by clicking on the links below.

Admissions brochure Subject information