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At 11+

Scholarships available

  • Academic
  • All-Rounder
  • Art
  • Choral (for first-study singers)
  • Drama
  • Music (for first-study instrumentalists)
  • Sport

Candidates who are shortlisted at Entrance Day for the Academic Scholarship will sit papers in English and Mathematics in the January of the year of entry.  Girls will sit these examinations at St Mary's Calne in the January prior to entry.

The Art, Drama, Music and Sport Scholarship Auditions and Assessments for Year 6 girls will take place in January prior to entry.  The offer of an award is conditional on good performance at either Common Entrance or St Mary's own entrance examination in January.

Art, Drama, Music and Sport Scholarship candidates may additionally choose to sit the Academic Scholarship papers of they wish to be considered for an academic award as well.

For more information on these scholarships and application deadlines, please contact the Admissions Department.

At 13+

Scholarships available

  • Academic
  • Bodinnar All-Rounder
  • Art
  • Choral (for first-study singers)
  • Drama
  • Music (for first-study instrumentalists)
  • Sport

Candidates shortlisted at Entrance Day or by their school for the Academic or Bodinnar Scholarship will need to sit our Academic Scholarship papers.

The Assessment Day for Bodinnar, Art, Choral, Drama, Music and Sport Scholarships will take place in the January prior to entry and offers of awards will be made by the middle of February.

Art, Choral, Drama, Music and Sport Scholarship candidates may choose to sit our Academic Scholarship papers if they also wish to be considered for an Academic Scholarship as well.

In addition to the full Academic Scholarships, Academic Exhibitions may be offered to candidates showing outstanding ability in a single subject.

For more information on these scholarships and application deadlines, please contact the Admissions Department.

Sixth Form

Scholarships available

  • Academic
  • Art
  • Choral (for first-study singers)
  • Drama
  • Music (for first-study instrumentalists)
  • Sport

Sixth Form Scholarship examinations, assessments and interviews will take place in the November prior to the year of entry. For more information on these Scholarships and application deadlines, please contact the Admissions Department.

Foundation Scholarships

One Foundation Scholarship is available annually at 11+ and one at Sixth Form to particularly gifted and talented pupils from the state education sector who, for reasons of financial restriction, might otherwise be prevented from applying to the school.  All Foundation Scholarships are retained to the end of the Sixth Form.  The Scholarships are means-tested and could reduce the Day Fees by up to 100%.

At 11+, the Scholarships are granted solely on merit as the result of competitive examination and require the support of a candidate’s Head Teacher. Candidates sit examinations in English, Mathematics and a computerised test to assess their verbal and non-verbal reasoning skills and their numerical ability.  In addition, they are interviewed by a member of teaching staff and the Headmistress.

At Sixth Form, Scholarships are awarded subject to academic record, interview, reference and personal statement.  Work relevant to the subjects for proposed A Level study should be submitted with the application form.  Candidates may also be required to sit examinations in subjects they wish to study at A Level.

Applicants should register interest in the Scholarships in September of the year preceding entry.

CGA Bursaries

Bursaries from the Calne Foundation Trust Bursary Fund may be available.  This Fund has benefited enormously from the generous gifts from Old Girls of their own charitable fund and the Matthews Bursary Fund.  Means-tested bursaries are, therefore, available for the daughters of former pupils wishing to enter the school.  Once awarded, bursaries are usually paid termly, and reviewed annually, to confirm that the parents' financial situation is unchanged.

HM Forces Discount

For members of the permanent Armed Forces (or reservists on full-time duties, for the duration of those duties) a means-tested discount of up to 20% is offered.  Please contact the Admissions Department for more information.

For more information on Scholarships and assessment dates for 2022 entry, please contact the Admissions Department on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., telephone 01249 857341.