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Clifton College offers pupils a unique opportunity to achieve academic distinction and personal excellence. Each year, we offer a number of Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries to girls and boys with that spark of potential.

It’s all about the individual

There is no one particular type of pupil that succeeds at Clifton College. The range of opportunities available promotes the discovery of hidden talents, and encourages a higher level of achievement in every subject.

Scholarships and Awards

Clifton College offers pupils a unique opportunity to achieve distinction and personal excellence through the scholarships programme. Each year, we offer a number of scholarships to girls and boys with the potential to excel in their chosen field.

There are scholarships at 11+ for entry into Year 7, 13+ for entry into Year 9 and at 16+ for entry into Year 12. At 13+ and 16+ Clifton College offers Scholarships in Academic, Art, Drama, Music and Sport (as well as a separate 16+ Organ Scholarship). There are also scholarships at 11+ for entry into Year 7 offered in Academic, Music and Sport. Scholarships are merit based and competed for via examination, audition or other appropriate assessment.

The Polacks Scholarship for Jewish pupils is also offered at 11+, 13+ and 16+ . The Polacks Scholarship is supported by the Polacks House Educational Trust. For more information, please see our Polack’s Scholarships for Jewish Pupils page.

The Scholarships programme runs alongside the means-tested bursary programme. Those receiving a scholarship will be able to apply for a bursary if they need assistance in paying school fees.  Please note that all bursary and scholarship applications need to be submitted by the same date, please see below.   

Click below to view our Scholarships brochure.

Scholarships Brochure

Scholarship dates at a glance

Sport Scholarships

  • Application deadline:  Monday 17th January 2022
  • Assessment day:  Friday 11th February 2022 

Academic Scholarships

  • Application deadline: Monday 10th January 2022
  • Assessment day: Monday 17th January 2022
  • Interview day: Monday 24th January 2022

Music Scholarships

  • Application deadline: Monday 10th January 2022
  • Assessment day:  Friday 4th February 2022 

Polack’s Scholarship for Jewish Pupils

  • Application deadline: Monday 10th January 2022
  • Interviews: W/C Monday 17th January 2022

Sport Scholarships

  • Application deadline: Monday 21st February 2022
  • Assessment day: Wednesday 7th March 2022

Design and Technology (DT) Scholarship

  • Application deadline:  Tuesday 30th November 2021
  • Assessment date:  Tuesday 18th January 2022

Music Scholarships

  • Application deadline: Tuesday 30th November 2021
  • Assessment day: Tuesday 18th January 2022

Drama Scholarships

  •  Application deadline: Tuesday 30th November 2021
  • Assessment day: Wednesday 19th January 2022

Art Scholarships

  • Application deadline:  Tuesday 30th November 2021
  • Assessment day: Wednesday 19th January 2022

Academic Scholarships

  • Application deadline: Tuesday 30th November 2021
  • Assessment days:  Monday 7th/Tuesday 8th February 2022

Polack’s Scholarship for Jewish Pupils

  • Application deadline: Tuesday 30th November 2021
  • Interviews: W/C Monday 10th January 2022

Sport Scholarships

  • Application deadline: Monday 21st February 2022
  • Assessment day: Wednesday 3rd  March 2022

Academic Scholarships

  • Application deadline: Monday 21st February 2022
  • Assessment days: Wednesday 3rd  March 2022

Music Scholarships

  • Application deadline: Monday 21st February 2022
  • Assessment day: Wednesday 3rd  March 2022

Drama Scholarships

  •  Application deadline: Monday 21st February 2022
  • Assessment day: Wednesday 3rd  March 2022

Art Scholarships

  • Application deadline: Monday 21st February 2022
  • Assessment day: Wednesday 3rd  March 2022

Polack’s Scholarship for Jewish Pupils

  • Application deadline: Monday 21st February 2022
  • Interviews: W/C Monday 7th March 2022

To receive an application form for a scholarship and bursary, please email: admissions@cliftoncollege.com. Please note, in order to apply for a scholarship you will need to register with Clifton College first.

For further Scholarship details (age 11+) please contact:

Pre-Preparatory and Preparatory Admissions
Clifton College Preparatory School,
The Avenue, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HE.
Email: prepadmissions@cliftoncollege.com Tel: 44(0) 117 3157 160

For further Scholarship details (13+ and 16+) please contact:

Upper School Admissions,
Clifton College, 32 College Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3JH.
Email: admissions@cliftoncollege.com Tel:  +44 (0)117 3157 110

Bursaries

The bursary application process is a means-tested process administered on our behalf by Bursary Assessment Associates, an independent company.

Forces Bursaries

We also offer a HM Forces Bursary and sibling discount. Visit our fees page to find out more.

Educational Grants & Charitable Trusts

There are a number of Educational and Charitable Trusts that will consider providing fee assistance. The Educational Grants Advice Service offers information and advice on finding fee assistance.

The Educational Grants Advice Service call 01932 865619.