Scholarships and Bursaries

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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 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. The number of awards will depend on the quality of the field and candidates may enter for more than one award.

Scholarship dates at a glance

Entry age

Scholarships and Awards

Closing date for entry

Assessment date

11+

Sport Scholarships

Friday 9th November 2018

Friday 30th November 2018

11+

Academic Scholarships

Monday 7th January 2019

Monday 14th January 2019 Interviews for shortlisted candidates: Monday 21st January 2019

11+

Music Scholarships

Friday 1st February 2019

Friday 8th February 2019

13+

Sport Scholarships

Monday 15th October 2018

Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th November 2018

13+

Music Scholarships

Thursday 13th December 2018

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

13+

Art Scholarships

Friday 15th March 2019

Wednesday 1st May 2019

13+

Drama Scholarships

Friday 25th January 2019

Tuesday 12th March 2019

13+

Academic Scholarships

Friday 16th March 2018

Tuesday 8th to Thursday 10th May 2018

16+

Scholarships (Academic, Music, Organ, Art, Performing Arts and Sport Scholarships)

Round 1: Closing date 29th October 2018

Round 2: Closing date 8th February 2019

Round 1:Tuesday 20th November 2018

Round 2: Tuesday 5th March 2019

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

Mr James Breeze,
Preparatory Admissions,
Clifton College Preparatory School,
The Avenue, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HE.
Email: jbreeze@cliftoncollege.com 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: jhills@cliftoncollege.com Tel: 44(0) 117 3157 109.

Bursaries

Bursaries are means-tested Awards and are made at the School’s discretion. They are given in addition to a Scholarship or Award. 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. Where appropriate, applications for Bursaries should be submitted with a Scholarship application form.

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.

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.