Scholarships and Bursaries

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Scholarships and Bursaries

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 Awards

Friday 4th November 2016

Thursday 24th and
Friday 25th November 2016

11+

Music Scholarships

Friday 13th January 2017

Thursday 19th January 2017

11+

Choral Scholarships

Friday 13th January 2017

Thursday 19th January 2017

11+

Academic Scholarships

Friday 13th January 2017

Friday 20th January 2017

Interview date: 
Wednesday 25th January 2017

13+

Sport Awards

Thursday 20th October 2016

Monday 14th and 
Tuesday 15th November 2016

13+

Music Scholarships

Monday 9th January 2017

Tuesday 24th January 2017

13+

Art Scholarships

Friday 17th March 2017

Wednesday 26th April 2017

13+

Academic Scholarships

Friday 17th March 2017

Tuesday 2nd to 
Thursday 4th May 2017

16+

Scholarships (Academic, Music, Organ and Art Scholarships 
and Sport Awards)

Round 1: Closing date 
Monday 31st October 2016

Round 2: Closing date 
Monday 30th January 2017

Round 1: Assessment
Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Round 2: Assessment
Tuesday 21st February 2017

 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 Simon Tait,
Director of Admissions,
Clifton College, 32 College Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3JH.
Email: stait@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.