Scholarships

What’s on offer?

Prep School Academic and Music Scholarships are available for students moving up to Year 5 or Year 6 and are valid until the end of Year 8.

Pupils looking for entry into Year 7 (11+), Year 9 (13+) and Year 12 (16+) are able to apply for Art, Drama, Music and Sports Scholarships. Design Technology, and Art Textiles Scholarships are also available for those looking for entry into Year 9 and Year 12. Senior and Sixth Form Scholarships are valid until the end of Upper Sixth.

Senior School or Sixth Form applicants who take part in the January Entrance Exam Assessment Day will be automatically considered for an Academic Scholarship based on the results of their entrance papers.

The entrance exams for Senior School and Sixth Form usually consist of an English paper, Maths paper and online cognitive ability test. We aim to make the entrance examination process as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. The main purpose is to establish the standard the students have reached at their current schools so that we can be confident that the education we provide will build on their current strengths and meet their educational needs.

September 2023 Entry

Pre-Prep and Prep and Senior School

The Entrance Exam and Scholarship Assessment process for Year 5, Year 6, Year 7 and Year 9 entry takes place every January, for entry in the following academic year.

For full details for September 2023 entry please read the information booklets below:

September 2023 Prep School Scholarship Information Booklet

September 2023 Year 7 Entrance Exam and Scholarship Information Booklet

September 2023 Year 9 Entrance Exam and Scholarship Information Booklet

All applicants must be registered by completing the online registration form.

If you would like to attend the entrance exam/scholarship assessments in January please also complete the appropriate application forms below:

Year 7 Entrance Exam & Scholarship Application Form

Year 9 Entrance Exam & Scholarship Application Form

  • Deadline for applications – Friday 2nd December 2022
  • Year 7 & Year 9 creative Scholarship assessments – Week commencing 9th January 2023
  • Year 7 CAT tests – Friday 13th January 2023
  • Year 7 and Year 9 entrance examinations and academic Scholarship assessments – Saturday 14th January 2023
  • Year 5 & 6 academic Scholarship assessments – Thursday 12th January 2023
  • Year 5 music Scholarship assessments – To be confirmed
  • Results posted to students – Friday 3rd February 2023
  • Deadline for acceptance of Scholarship offer – Monday 6th March 2023

Sixth Form

We offer Academic, Art, Drama, Sport and Technology Scholarships for entry into Sixth Form.

The Scholarship Assessment process for Year 12 entry takes place every November, for entry in the following academic year. An information booklet regarding the process, and key dates, for September 2024 entry will be available from September 2023. Please contact our admissions team if you wish to receive this information, or if you have any questions in the meantime.

We are no longer able to accept scholarship applications for September 2023 entry, but are still able to arrange entrance testing. To apply for a place in our Sixth Form please contact our admissions team.

BOLD Award

Burgess Hill Girls prides itself on being the school for young women who are academically capable, creative, open-minded and curious, and who want to have a positive impact on the social and political world around them. We are also proud of championing the success of girls that join our Sixth Form who are new to the opportunities of independent education.

Our BOLD Award is a dedicated award for girls from maintained schools, providing for a fully funded place in the Sixth Form. We expect the recipient to have been bold in their own life – forward-thinking, experimental and reaching far beyond what is expected.

Applications will be considered from candidates who have so far not attended independent school. We would strongly encourage and favourably consider applications from the following students:

  • Students with no family history of university attendance;
  • Students eligible for free school meals;
  • Looked-after children or those in care;
  • The children of key workers.

To apply for the BOLD Award, please request an application form from our Admissions Team.

Please note that we are no longer able to accept BOLD Award applications for September 2023 entry, as the assessment day takes place every November.

Please email admissions or call 01444 241050 for further information.