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Bursaries and Scholarships

Applications are welcome from parents whose children will benefit from the small classes and individual attention available at RGS Dodderhill and means-tested bursaries are available.

Candidates will be required to follow the standard entrance procedures of taster days and entrance assessments as appropriate for their year group, in the autumn term prior to the year of entry. Parents should indicate on the application form if they wish to be considered for a means tested bursary.


Following successful completion of the entrance assessments, bursary application forms are available from the Bursary and will require a full disclosure of income and assets. All applications are handled with the utmost confidentiality and a final decision is made by the Governors at their spring term meeting. The Governors will consider each case individually and endeavour to be as generous as possible within available finite resources. Parents will be informed of the outcome of their bursary application before the end of the Lent term.

All bursaries are reviewed annually to ensure that financial assistance is only given where there is a real need. The number of awards varies each year according to need.


RGS Dodderhill awards three scholarships after the entrance examinations. The Booker Scholarship is awarded to a present pupil and the Price Scholarship to an external candidate for entry into Year Seven. These scholarships are academic awards. The Booker Scholarship is worth £1000 and the Price Scholarship is the equivalent of one term’s fees.

Additionally, the Davidson Music Scholarship is awarded to any girl entering the school in Year Seven and is worth £1000 a year. Details of the audition requirements for the music scholarship are available from the school office and prospectus.

All awards are subject to the pupil making satisfactory progress academically and in their good behaviour. The full amount of the award is repayable should the child leave before the end of the GCSE year, except for reasons of family relocation. Please contact us if you would like to discuss scholarships further.