Harrodian Bursary Programme

Harrodian Bursary Programme

The purpose of the bursary is to give the gift of an extraordinary education to talented youngsters, who do not have the financial means but who would benefit enormously from studying at the Harrodian. The bursary is means tested and will be granted to a limited number of candidates, who have achieved the appropriate academic standards to pass the 11+ and 13+.

The ability of the candidates to integrate socially is also an important aspect, and families with place offers are visited at home to discuss this. 

The bursary programme will also encourage diversity, social integration and inclusion, as well as developing positive relationships through engaging with the wider local community.

School fees are a major financial commitment and the hope is that a bursary can make entry to the Harrodian a reality for local children from a more diverse range of back grounds.

To read more about the bursary please click HERE for an article entitled The Gift of Opportunity


Bursaries of up to 100% off the school fees will be offered to suitable candidates, once all of the means testing documents have been processed, following a successful application at 11+ examination and interview. All financial support will be means-tested annually.

How to Apply

Attend an Open Morning
Open mornings for prospective 11+ candidates are in September and October. All information is available on the Admissions page on the website or the department can be contacted directly at:

Admissions Office - tel: 020 8762 6321 / Email: admissions@harrodian.com

Complete the registration form
For bursary candidates the registration fee is waived. The deadline for receipt of registrations is the start of November.

Details of the entrance examinations are sent out, following receipt of the registration form.

These are in Mathematics, English plus an online Reasoning test.

Complete the Assessment form
On completion of the reply slip and entry form, a bursary application form can be requested.

This is to be returned by the end of January and will request a detailed confidential statement of financial circumstances, in support of the application.

Home Visit
This will happen following the 11+ examinations and interviews as well as the receipt of the completed application form. A home visit provides the opportunity to discuss the means testing documents in a relaxed environment, should any further assistance be required and to ensure that the application process is fully explained. 

11+ Examinations
The entrance examinations will take place in early January. Potential bursary candidates who perform well in the entrance examinations will be invited for an interview. 

11+ interviews will take place at the end of January

13+ Examinations
The entrance examinations will take place in early November. Potential bursary candidates who perform well in the entrance examinations will be invited for an interview.

13+ interviews will take place at the end of November. 

Offer of a place
If successful, the candidate will be offered a place to start in the following September.

For more information please see the Bursary Programme below. Contact our Bursary and Development Officer, Rachael Snaith, for further details on 0208 748 6117, email: rsnaith@harrodian.com