It is important to us that no one should be excluded from a Putney education.

Admission to the Senior School is based purely upon a girl’s performance in her entrance test and how she presents herself in her personal interview. We want girls who show academic merit and potential to join our school.

Putney is part of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), in which almost one in five pupils receives a bursary or scholarship to help towards her fees.

In the Senior School we offer Academic, Music and Sport scholarships at 11+ (Year 7 entry) and in the Sixth Form, Academic, Art, Design, Drama, Music and Sport scholarships are available. We also award travel scholarships to internal applicants, for students studying Modern Foreign Languages and Sciences to develop their study outside school.

A number of means-tested bursaries are available for up to 100 per cent of school fees, for pupils entering Year 7 or Year 12. Parents are encouraged to contact our Registrar, Miss Laura Walsh, for details on how to apply.


If educating girls matters to you, why not find out how your contribution can make a real difference to the lives of intelligent potential Putney students.

Senior School Bursaries

(Years 7 and Year 12 entry only)

Bursaries are means-tested and are designed to ensure that applicants who meet the school’s entry requirements are able to join us at school, regardless of their family’s financial circumstances.

Bursary awards will vary depending on individual circumstances and joint household income and assets are taken into account. The maximum award is 100%.

The GDST outlines the criteria they use in their assessment for eligibility.

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How to apply for a Senior School bursary

If you wish to apply for a bursary, please tick the appropriate box on the application form. Once completed you will receive personal log-in details via email. You will then be required to send in certain documentation by post to the GDST Trust, within two weeks of receiving the log-in account details.

Please note the following deadlines for Trust receiving all Bursary documentation:

Year 7 – Application deadline 4 November 2019. Bursary deadline 18 November 2019

Year 12 – Application deadline 18 October 2019. Bursary deadline 1 November 2019

Applicants who qualify for a bursary are notified of the value of their award at the time of a place being offered. If the applicant is awarded a bursary, it is expected that this will remain throughout their time at Putney High School from when they join us to the completion of their A-level studies in Year 13, dependent on continuing good progress and conduct. The value of the award will be reviewed by the GDST annually around April.

The GDST handles all bursary procedures.

Specialist Scholarships

Music Scholarships

A number of Music Scholarships are available at 11+ (Year 7 entry). Any candidate accepting a scholarship will be expected to participate fully in the school’s orchestras, choirs and chamber ensembles and to complement her practical activities with the academic study of Music to at least GCSE level. We look to our Music Scholars to lead by example in every respect – artistry, technique, commitment and punctuality.

Find out more about Music Scholarships

Sport Scholarships

Sports Scholarships are available at 11+ (Year 7 entry). Any girl accepting a scholarship will be expected to participate fully in the sporting life of the school and represent it in their chosen sport throughout their time here. Our sports scholars are positive role models, worthy sports performers and possess leadership qualities. We also have an Elite Sportswomen Programme to nurture and support able athletes.

Find out more about Sports Scholarships

Sixth Form Scholarships

We award a number of Sixth Form scholarships in the following categories:

  • Academic
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Design Technology
  • Music
  • Sport

Scholarships in Modern Foreign Languages and Science are available to candidates who have studied with us during Years 7-11.

We offer up to a maximum of 50 per cent of school fees in scholarships. Please note, the deadline for scholarship applications is Friday 18 October 2019.

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Application Forms

Music Scholarships

11+ Music Scholarship Application Form

Music Scholarship Reference Form

For external candidates, these forms should be submitted alongside the main application form.

Sport Scholarships

Sixth Form Scholarships

Please contact our Admissions team for further information on Sixth form Scholarships

We are now accepting applications for 11+ entry in September 2020.

To enquire about occasional vacancies in year 8, 9 or 10, please contact

Putney is a proud member of the Girls’ Day School Trust, a family of 23 schools and two academies across the UK.
Learn more about our membership.

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