In recognition of our important legacy as a Sacred Heart school, Woldingham School remains committed to broadening access by offering eligible parents/guardians means-tested financial support with the payment of day fees. Bursary awards are reviewed annually and may vary depending on the outcome of the review.

Bursaries are for girls who will flourish at Woldingham. To be eligible for a bursary, girls must demonstrate strong potential, contribute to, and benefit from, the many opportunities offered by the school and whose family’s financial circumstances would otherwise make attending Woldingham School impossible.

We are committed to expanding the number of bursaries we offer through the Woldingham School Foundation and have an active fundraising programme. We usually receive many more applications for bursaries than we can support. The review of bursary applications takes into account a wide range of considerations. Bursary awards can be up to 100% of day school fees. Some bursary support is dedicated to girls who apply to Woldingham from local state schools.

Bursaries are usually awarded to girls joining in Year 7 and typically continue through to the end of Sixth Form. Girls can apply for a scholarship and a bursary. Scholarships are not means-tested.

For an informal discussion about bursaries at Woldingham, please contact the admissions team on +44 (0)1883 654206 or email registrar@woldinghamschool.co.uk

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Changes in situation

A family’s financial circumstances can change suddenly, through events like ill health or bereavement. In cases where there are genuine exceptional circumstances, and where a registration for entry to Woldingham is in progress, parents/guardians should contact the Bursar who will consider whether a late bursary application can be accepted.

Families of current girls whose financial circumstances change should contact the Bursar for a discussion.

Changes in situation

Bursary Application Process



Complete a Registration Form by 30 September 2024 and tick the box expressing your interest in receiving information about bursaries.


Fill in Bursary Form

Families who have expressed an interest in a bursary will be sent details of how to apply. The bursary form is required to establish the detailed financial circumstances of the household.


Submit Application

The deadline for bursary applications is 25 October 2024. Families are urged to submit a fully completed application at the earliest opportunity. Incomplete forms will not be considered.



Award decision letters will be posted by the end of January 2024.



A respect for scholarship and intellectual values is at the core of Woldingham’s vision for our students and a clear goal of Sacred Heart education. In support of these values, we offer academic and co-curricular scholarships at 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form:

11+: Academic, Art, Drama, Music, Performing Arts and Sport. There is a ‘Local Girl’ Scholarship (means tested) for a pupil at a local, maintained primary school.

13+: Academic, Art, Drama, Music, Performing Arts and Sport.

16+: Academic, Art, Drama, Music, Science and Sport.

By becoming a scholar at Woldingham, we’ll help you reach levels of achievement you didn’t know you were capable of. Whether you know exactly what you want to do after school, or have no idea, our goal is to help you become the author of your own life story.  

To watch our film Scholarships at Woldingham, click here.

For more information on academic scholarships, click here.

Dependent on the type of scholarship, awards are typically made as a reduction of between 5% and 20% of day fees per year. In addition to the financial award, the school provides ongoing mentoring for scholars and progress is monitored by teachers and the school leadership team.

It is intended that a scholarship award will be applicable for a student’s entire education at Woldingham, conditional upon the maintenance of expected standards of behaviour, attendance, performance and effort.

For more information about applying for scholarships, please contact the admissions team. You can apply for more than one scholarship. Each scholarship has its own assessment process, which is outlined in the scholarship application booklet sent to parents once they have registered their daughter.

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