We are proud to say that at Putney, there are many other similar success stories. Our bursary scheme, made possible through the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), enables us to provide life-changing financial support for girls of modest means, where necessary providing up to 100% of the fees and additional assistance to help pay for uniform and extras such as music lessons and international trips. These are so much more than just the ‘icing on the cake’; being able to take part in the enormous co-curricular offering within schools is for every pupil an essential part of fitting in – helping them to grab with both hands the opportunities that a first class education has to offer.
Education is not just about academic excellence. Life at school is a precious few years in which knowledge and experience are laid at your feet: the chance to try out new things, find your passion and flex your muscles in anything from a cappella to coding. There is a real spirit in the girls that walk through Putney’s doors, and when we see the bright spark and inquisitiveness that we know will thrive here, we will always do our utmost to help that child succeed.
Currently at Putney, one in five students receives some kind of financial assistance. Although we are academically selective, we are “means blind” and do everything we can to ensure that a parent’s ability to afford fees is never a barrier to education or opportunity.