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 scholarships at ages 11, 13 and into the Sixth Form. Awards are offered in Academic, Music, Art and Sport with a maximum value of 25% of fees. Supplementary means-tested Bursaries are available. 16+ Organ scholarship details are available here.
|Entry Age||Scholarships and Awards||Closing date for entry||Assessment date|
|11+||Sport Scholarships||Friday 15th November 2019||Friday 29th November 2019|
Interviews for external shortlist: Thursday 5th December 2019
|11+||Academic Scholarships||Monday 6th January 2020||Monday 13th January 2020 Interviews for external shortlist: Monday 20th January 2020|
|11+||Music Scholarships||Friday 31st January 2020||Friday 7th February 2020|
|13+||Sport Scholarships||Monday 11th November 2019||Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th November 2019|
|13+||Music Scholarships||Thursday 12th December 2019||Tuesday 21st January 2019|
|13+||Drama Scholarships||Friday 24th January 2020||Tuesday 10th March 2020|
|13+||Art Scholarships||Friday 13th March 2020||Wednesday 29th April 2020|
|13+||Academic Scholarships||Round 1: Closing date Saturday 1st February 2020|
Round 2: Closing date Wednesday 1st April 2020
|Round 1: Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th February 2020|
Round 2: Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th May 2020
|16+||Scholarships (Academic, Music, Organ, Art, Drama and Sport Scholarships)||Round 1: Closing date Monday 4th November 2019|
Round 2: Closing date Saturday 8th February 2020
|Round 1:Tuesday 19th November 2019|
Round 2: Tuesday 3rd March 2020
For more information on the assessment criteria for our scholarships, please click the links below.
Scholarship dates at a glance
For further Scholarship details (age 11+) please contact:
Mr James Breeze,
Head of Marketing and Pre-Preparatory and Preparatory Admissions,
Clifton College Preparatory School,
The Avenue, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HE.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 44(0) 117 3157 118
For further Scholarship details (age 13+ ) please contact:
Mr James Hills,
Director of Admissions,
Clifton College, 32 College Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3JH.
Email: email@example.com Tel: 44(0) 117 3157 109.
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.
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.
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.