Beale Awards

Our means-tested bursaries are named after Miss Dorothea Beale, CLC’s longest-serving Principal, who did so much to redefine girls’ education in the 19th century.

Beale Awards are one of the cornerstones of our educational provision, creating life-changing opportunities for girls from all backgrounds.  Working with the Royal National SpringBoard Foundation, we are proactive in looking for pupils who might not have considered applying to CLC, but who are likely to flourish in the vibrant College environment. The compelling testimony of previous Beale Award holders regarding their experience here is described in Beale Awards in 24 Stories and on our Testimonies page.

The bursary programme is, however, a two-way opportunity.  CLC enjoys a rich cultural heritage, and the diversity of our student body stimulates creativity and intellectual curiosity, both in the classroom and beyond. 

Currently, we offer Beale Awards to about 60 girls, of whom half have a fully-funded place.  This is a significant commitment, which requires an investment of £1.6m every year.  We would like to go further, but we do not benefit from a large endowment to fund this programme so we are limited in what we can achieve on our own.

Together, we can widen access to the transformative opportunity of a College education and your gift, large or small, will really make a difference. There are a number of ways to support the Beale Awards. Please visit our Making a Gift page, or contact us for more information.

If you would like more information about applying for a Beale Award please click here