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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 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.

Click below to view our Scholarships brochure.

Scholarships Brochure

Scholarship dates at a glance

Sport Scholarships

  • Application deadline:   Friday 15th January 2021
  • Assessment day:  Friday 29th January 2021  
  • Interviews for shortlisted candidates: Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Academic Scholarships

  • Application deadline: Monday 4th January 2021
  • Assessment day: Monday 11th January 2021
  • Interviews for shortlisted candidates: Monday 18th January 2021

Music Scholarships

  • Application deadline: Friday 29th January 2021
  • Musical assessment and interviews: Friday 5th February 2021

Sport Scholarships

  • Application deadline: Friday 16th October 2020
  • Assessment days: Monday 9th and Wednesday 11th November 2020

Music Scholarships

  • Application deadline: Thursday 10th December 2020
  • Assessment day: Tuesday 19th January 2021

Drama Scholarships

  •  Application deadline: Monday 25th January 2021
  • Assessment day: Thursday 11th March 2021

Art Scholarships

  • Application deadline:  Monday 11th January 2021
  • Assessment day: Thursday 25th February 2021

Academic Scholarships

  • Application deadline: Monday 11th January 2021
  • Assessment day: Monday 8th February 2021
  • Assessment day: Tuesday 9th February 2021

Design and Technology (DT) Scholarship

  • Application deadline:  Monday 8th February 2021
  • Assessment date:  Thursday 4th March 2021

All Scholarships

  • Application date: Monday 2nd November 2020 
  • Assessment dates: Monday 16th November and Tuesday 17th November 2020

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:

Mrs Kati Halden,
Admissions Officer,
Clifton College, 32 College Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3JH.
Email: khalden@cliftoncollege.com Tel: 44(0) 117 3157 149

Bursaries

Bursaries are means-tested Awards and are made at the School’s discretion. In accordance with the Charities Commission guidelines, Bursaries are made following the completion of a Grant Application Form (GAF) that includes a ‘Confidential Statement of Financial Circumstances’. Bursaries may, in exceptional circumstances, be awarded up to 100% of the fees.

PHET Bursaries

Jewish boys and girls are encouraged to apply for any of Clifton College’s Academic, Music, Art and Sport Awards (at ages 11, 13 and 16 ). The Trustees of the Polack’s House Scholarships Fund are also able to award a number of means-tested Polack Bursaries for Jewish children who would not otherwise be able to attend the School. For more information on the Jewish Community within Clifton College, please see our Polack’s House Educational Trust (PHET) page.

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.