Scholarships/Bursaries

Our Registrar, Ms Lauren Whitaker-Smith,  is always happy to help if you have any questions about scholarships or bursaries.  She can be contacted at l.smith@nhehs.gdst.net or on 020 8991 2165. 

Bursaries

Means tested bursaries are available in the Senior School only, on entry to Year 7 and the Sixth Form.

Bursaries are awarded according to family circumstances and academic performance, as shown in the entrance test. Families who think they may be eligible should indicate this on the NHEHS Registration Form.  They will be sent individual log-on details and details of an on-line form to complete. 

There is more information on the GDST website.  Please click here

Year 7 Scholarships

Academic scholarships are awarded at age 11 (Year 7 entry) to girls showing outstanding academic potential as judged by performance in the entrance assessment;  all external applicants taking the entrance examination are automatically considered for one of these awards.  There is no separate scholarship application form or scholarship test. The value of these scholarships may vary but they are usually in the region of 10% of fees and are more about the honour of the award than the amount. However, a scholarship can be supplemented by a means tested bursary (see above).

Academic scholarships are also awarded to our own Year 6 girls joining us from the Junior School.  Our own Year 6 girls are not required to sit the entrance exam and scholarship offers are made on the basis of advice from the Junior School head, drawing on evidence from the girls’ time in the Junior School.  Girls wishing to be considered for music and sports scholarships will continue to have the associated assessments.

The closing date for submission of scholarship applications for 2022 entry will be confirmed here in due course. 

Girls applying for Year 7 can apply for a music scholarship, usually worth 10% of the tuition fees.  Girls should generally be playing at Grade 5 standard or above on their main instrument to be considered for this award, although they do not need to have taken grade exams.  We are however mindful of the disruption that may have occurred to your daughter’s musical progress this year and we are happy to discuss individual circumstances. Equally, if your daughter plays a more unusual instrument, but has not yet attained Grade 5 standard, please do get in touch with our Admissions team for advice. Auditions will be held in late January 2022. If you are interested in applying for a music scholarship please tick the relevant box on the Registration Form.  You can read more information here

2021 Music Scholarship Information

Girls applying for Year 7 can also apply for a sport scholarship, usually worth 10% of the tuition fees.  Girls can apply with one sport or for an all-rounder award. Our sport assessment afternoon will be held in December or January. If you are interested in applying for a sport scholarship please tick the relevant box on the Registration Form.  You can read more information here

2021 Sport Scholarship Information

Sixth Form Scholarships

At 16+, there are a range of additional Scholarships on offer while current scholars keep their scholarships until the end of Year 13 (subject to the usual conditions).

Those moving up from Year 11 at NHEHS and those joining us from other schools may apply for Sixth Form Academic Scholarships.  These are generally worth 5%-10% of the fees, for the two years of sixth form study.  All candidates may also apply for sixth form scholarships for achievement and potential in Art, Music, Sport and Drama. (These are also worth in the region of 5%-10%). A scholarship can be supplemented by a means tested bursary (see above).

Girls moving up from Year 11 at NHEHS may also apply for an “All-rounder” award for potential in a number of fields, including academic and general contribution to the school.

Scholarship applications are most welcome from girls joining the sixth form at 16+

Application forms are provided below along with a document which gives details of the criteria and application procedure for each scholarship.  Please read this carefully before making your application and note that the application/interview process includes a portfolio of work for Art Scholarships, auditions for Music and Drama Scholarships and a practical session for Sports Scholarships.

More information is available from the Registrar. Email admissions@nhehs.gdst.net or phone 020 8991 2165

Sixth Form external scholarship information

Download an application form for a Sixth Form Academic scholarship

Download an application form for a Sixth Form Art Scholarship

Download an application form for a Sixth Form Drama Scholarship

Download an application form for a Sixth Form Music Scholarship

Download an application form for a Sixth Form Sport Scholarship