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.

Information and application forms for Year 5, Year 6, Year 7 and Year 9 Scholarships will be available from 7th November 2022. If you have already registered an application you will be send a copy of the Information Booklet and Scholarship Application Form. Please contact our Admissions Team if you would like to receive this information but haven’t yet registered an application.

  • Deadline for applications – Friday 2nd December
  • Year 5 & 6 academic Scholarship assessments – To be confirmed
  • Year 7 and Year 9 entrance examinations and academic Scholarship assessments – To be confirmed
  • Year 5 music Scholarship assessments – To be confirmed
  • Year 7 & 6 and Year 9 creative Scholarship assessments – To be confirmed
  • Results posted to students – To be confirmed
  • Deadline for acceptance of Scholarship offer – To be confirmed

Sixth Form

The Entrance Exam and Scholarship Assessment process for Year 12 entry takes place every November, for entry in the following academic year.

For full details please read our September 2023 Sixth Form entry booklet.

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

If you would also like to make a scholarship or BOLD Award application then please complete the appropriate application forms below:

Scholarship application form

BOLD Award application form

Our admissions team will then be in touch with next steps.

  • Sixth Form Open Evening – Wednesday 5th October 2022
  • Deadline for applications – Monday 24th October 2022
  • Sixth Form Creative Scholarship assessments – week commencing Monday 14th November 2022
  • Sixth Form Entrance Exam & Academic Scholarship assessments – Friday 18th November 2022
  • Results posted to students – Tuesday 29th November 2022
  • Deadline for acceptance of Scholarship offer – Tuesday 6th December 2022

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. Following your application, you will then be invited to our Scholarship assessment day in November.

Please email admissions or call 01444 241050 for further information.