Bursaries and Scholarships


Dodderhill School is a deliberately small school that prides itself on providing a flexible and bespoke education to a wide range of girls from different backgrounds and abilities.  Consequently, our approach to bursaries is equally flexible; applications from parents whose daughters will benefit from the small classes and individual attention are welcome at anytime.  We are sympathetic to the needs of girls who may need to move school during the middle of the year and would not like them to be disadvantaged by missing an arbitrary deadline.


Means tested bursaries up to the full cost of fees are available.  Applications forms are available from the Bursar 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 termly meetings.  The Governors will consider each case individually and endeavour to be as generous as possible.  All bursaries are reviewed annually to ensure that financial assistance is only given where there is a real need.  The number of awards varies according to need.


Dodderhill School awards three scholarships after the entrance examinations, normally in February of each year.  One scholarship, The Booker, is awarded to a present pupil and one, the Price, to an external candidate for entry into Year 7.  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 7 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 girl leave before the end of the GCSE year, except for reasons of family relocation.  Please contact the Headmistress, Mrs Catherine Mawston or the Registrar, Mrs Yvonne Wood if you would like to discuss scholarships or bursaries further.