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. Academic Scholarships are awarded based on merit and take into consideration of a number of factors, including the 11+ entrance assessment, 11+ interview and any additional information provided by the pupil’s current school. There are separate assessments for Music and Sport scholarships, which are detailed below.

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.


Senior School Bursaries

(Years 7 and Year 12 entry only)

To apply for a bursary
Please tick the appropriate box on the application form. When the GDST bursary portal opens in September, you will receive an email containing your log-in details, which will enable you to complete your bursary application online. Once you have submitted your bursary application, the GDST, who handle all bursary procedures, will request documentation to support your application.

Year 7 – Application deadline 2 November 2020.

Year 12 – Application deadline 16 October 2020.


Bursary application results
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.

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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Specialist Scholarships

11+ 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.

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11+ 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 16 October 2020.

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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.

Applications for 4+, 7+, 11+ and 16+ entry in September 2021 are now open.

To enquire about occasional vacancies in other years, 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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