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City of London

School for girls

Fees, bursaries & scholarships

Fees - effective as of September 2019

Registration fee
£125 for UK applicants
£155 for overseas applicants
Please note this fee is non-refundable.
Senior School
£6,404 per term, exclusive of school lunches 
Preparatory School
£6,404 per term, inclusive of school lunches
Individual music lessons: £272 per term
Evening supervision (preparatory school only): £193 per term


We believe that City's vast range of educational opportunities must be open to pupils who will benefit most from learning here, not just those who can afford the fees. We are committed to providing school places to pupils regardless of financial means and we therefore offer bursaries and scholarships for entry into year 7 and year 12. Approximately 25% of our current senior school pupils receive some form of financial assistance.

Bursary awards range from smaller awards of 25% right up to 100% (full fee) awards. These awards are means tested. As we do not offer academic scholarships at City, we encourage you to apply for a bursary award if you think that you would qualify, even if for a smaller award rather than a full fee award.

Bursaries are awarded if a pupil is successful in the entrance exam and interview, her family’s bursary application is successful, and if there are sufficient funds available in the bursary fund. Our bursaries are awarded thanks to the generosity of benefactors, the City of London Corporation and the City Livery Companies, with whom the school maintains a strong and special link.

The worth of a bursary is awarded on a sliding scale, depending on your means. We are also able to award additional assistance to recipients of full fee bursaries. This covers such costs as curriculum-based school trips, travel to and from school by public transport and uniform costs.

Please email or if you have any questions at all about bursary applications.

Bursary application forms are sent out prior to the exam day, and completed applications need only be submitted at interview (if successful in the entry exam).


We offer art, drama, music and sports scholarships,  at 11+ and 16+ level.

Please note that we do not offer academic scholarships. We also do not offer scholarships or bursaries to girls joining the preparatory school (year 3).

Art, music, sports and drama scholarships are awarded for outstanding merit and promise. Scholarships are only awarded if girls also do very well in their entrance exam and interview. Scholarships are worth up to £1,500 per year, but we also offer smaller awards if scholarships are split between two or more girls. Pupils who receive art, music, sports or drama scholarships are expected to contribute fully to the life of their respective department.

Formal applications for scholarships are not made at the time of registering - they are made closer to the exam date. You will receive full details when we contact you after registration regarding the entrance examination.