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The Laurels School

The Laurels School is an independent school with a Catholic ethos for girls aged 11-18. We are committed to excellence, not for its own sake, but because we wish our pupils to fulfil their potential through the cultivation of moral, intellectual and social virtues. Based on Catholic principles, a Laurels education is exceptional because it prepares young women not merely to make a living but to live a deep, rich and satisfying life. A unique tutorial system, a stimulating curriculum

Our Lady's Close
Upper Norwood
SE19 3FA

+44 (0)20 8674 7229

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ISC associations: ISA

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Day/boarding type: Day

Gender profile: Girls only

Size: 104

The Laurels School fees:

Day fees per term:
£5,030 to £5,300

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
306 / 6028

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 11 to 18 (104)

Sixth form: (17)

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We strongly believe that a Laurels School education should be available to every girl and not just those who can afford the fees. We offer both bursaries and scholarships for 11+, 13+ & Sixth Form entry.


The worth of a bursary is awarded on a sliding scale, depending on your means.

Bursaries are awarded if a girl 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.

Bursary application forms are sent out by our Finance Department and need to be completed and returned by the due date in order to be considered.


We offer an Overall Academic, Maths, English, Art and Music Scholarships for each entry point.

Scholarships are typically in the range of 10% of the school’s annual fees and are renewed until the holder leaves the school, subject to satisfactory progress and conduct. Applicants will be considered on the basis of their performance in the entrance examination, interview as well as their current school’s reference. All girls are automatically considered for the Maths, English and Overall Academic Scholarships when they sit the entrance exam. Families who are interested in pursuing a Music or Art Scholarship should make their formal interests known when registering. In addition, The Edith Stein Scholarship is occasionally awarded to a candidate who demonstrates a commitment to excellence and potential to be a role model for others.

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies