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Sixth Form Overview

The Scholarship Assessment timeline for Sixth Form September 2023 entry is as follows:

  • Scholarship Application deadline (including Green and Silver Bursary applications) – 12.00pm on  Wednesday 20 September 2023
  • Scholarship Supporting Evidence Deadline – 12:00pm on Friday 22 September 2023
  • Sport Scholarship Assessments – week commencing Monday 2 October 2023
  • Academic Scholarship Examinations – Wednesday 4 October 2023 – two sittings AM & PM)
  • Deadline for Art and Photography portfolio submissions – Friday 25 September 2023
  • Auditions for Shortlisted Music Scholars – week commencing Monday 9 October 2023
  • Academic Scholarship first stage outcomes communicated – week commencing 30 October 2023
  • Interviews for Shortlisted Academic Scholarship Applicants – week commencing 6 November 2023
  • Art and Photography Scholarship Assessment – Saturday 7 October 2023
  • Outcome of Scholarship Assessments communicated – week commencing 13 November 2023

Click on the relevant Scholarship below to find out more about the application criteria, shortlisting process and guidance for assessment for shortlisted candidates.

All supporting evidence should be uploaded to the Secure Transfer File link given to you by the Admissions team, after you have submitted an application. Art portfolios etc that need to be delivered in person, should be brought to the Admissions Team at Surbiton High School, Main Building, 13 – 15 Surbiton Crescent, Surbiton, KT1 2JT. Please ensure all evidence is clearly named with your daughter’s full name.



To apply for a Scholarship, please complete the online application form.

Your daughter may apply for more than one Scholarship and fee remissions may be combined with Bursary awards. If she performs exceptionally well in more than one Scholarship assessment, she may be considered for the Principal’s Award. Please note that candidates cannot apply for the Principal’s Award.

Applications and supporting evidence for 2024 entry must be received by the deadline of 12.00pm on Friday 22 September 2023. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Portfolios, other than Art Portfolios, will not automatically be returned. If you wish to collect your portfolio, please arrange this with the Admissions office after the outcome of the Scholarships and Entrance Examinations are announced, portfolios not collected by the end of the Autumn Term will be disposed of securely.

Can I apply if I already have a scholarship?

Scholarships awarded on entry to Surbiton High School in Year 7 are tenable until a pupil finishes Year 11. Scholarships are subject to the conditions contained in the original offer letter, providing all the conditions of the award are still valid. Those looking to join Year 12 can apply for a number of Scholarships or Bursaries, providing they meet the relevant criteria for application and a new Scholarship or Bursary application must be made for the pupils to be considered.


Scholarships are awarded to candidates demonstrating a high level of ability in their chosen discipline(s), well above the normal level of ability for their age.

Scholarships awarded in Year 7 are tenable until a pupil finishes Year 11 but will be reviewed on an annual basis until Year 11 to ensure that the pupil continues to meet the specific criteria for that discipline. Scholars are expected to participate fully in their area of excellence for the duration of their time as a Scholar. Pupils will then have the opportunity to apply for Sixth Form Scholarships in Year 11.

Academic Scholarships are awarded solely on performance in both of the Entrance Examination papers and cannot be applied for in advance. Pupils awarded an Academic Scholarship will be expected to take part in appropriately directed academic pursuits throughout the year and, at the end of each year, to perform on average in the top 25% of the year group in internal examinations.

Some examples of activities we would encourage Scholars to participate may include:

  • Leading year-group and whole-school assemblies (with support from relevant members of staff)
  • Entering school, local, national and international competitions in subject areas that are of interest to them
  • Taking time during weekends and/or holidays to explore their learning beyond the classroom, through directed and bespoke targets set by members of staff.

Terms and Conditions of Awards – Scholarships


The Principal’s Award celebrates outstanding achievement and is awarded to a candidate(s) in recognition of their exceptional performance. Please note that candidates cannot apply for the Principal’s Award.

What fee assistance is available?

We offer a limited number of means-tested Church Schools Foundation Bursaries at entry to Sixth Form, these are reviewed annually. Please note that Bursary applications for combined incomes over £70,000 may not be considered.

There is also a percentage reduction in the fees for daughters of full time members of the Clergy in the form of a Clergy Bursary.

How to apply

Application forms for financial support should be submitted prior to the deadline stated in the timeline.

What is the Green & Silver Sixth Form award

This will be awarded to a pupil or pupils who have attended the School since Year 7 and would not be able to continue into the Sixth Form without financial support. The Green & Silver Sixth Form Award can be received by one pupil or shared between pupils.

The award will be tenable for both years of Sixth Form study and may be offered as an additional discount to pupils receiving a CSFP Bursary. Pupils not eligible for a CSFP Bursary are still entitled to apply, providing all the above criteria have been met.

To apply for the Green & Silver Sixth Form Award, please complete the application below. This application is means tested and, if eligible for the Green & Silver Sixth Form Award, the girls will be asked to fill out a personal statement form and attend an interview. This will be the girls’ opportunity to demonstrate to the Green & Silver Club Committee why they are a suitable candidate for an award. Recipients of the Green & Silver Club award are expected to be future ambassadors for the School. The Chair of the Green & Silver Club Committee, the  Principal and the Head of Development will make the final decision.

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