When we have met your son or daughter, received a satisfactory reference and ensured your child can comfortably access the Ampleforth curriculum, either a conditional or non-conditional offer will be made.

We ask you to confirm you will accept the offer. This is an important legal part of the process, and it is important that you read the parent contract which we will ask you to sign. In confirming that you are going to accept the offer of a place, you are asked to pay a deposit, currently £1000. This is a returnable deposit, which will be credited to the bill at the end of the final term. For non-UK domiciled applicants there is an additional deposit of £2,500. Acceptance of the confirmation fee constitutes a firm promise of a place, subject to any entry requirements outlined being achieved.

The confirmation fee will not be returned if parents subsequently choose not to enter their son or daughter for Ampleforth College. It will be returned if, for any reason, academic or otherwise, the Headmaster decides he will not admit the student. Students placed on the waiting list will not be required to pay the confirmation fee until the firm offer of a place becomes available. Once an entrant is confirmed, a term's notice is required for withdrawal. Fees in lieu of notice will be required if less than a term’s notice is given; in this circumstance, parents will be required to pay a term's fees but the confirmation fee and the additional deposit (where relevant) will be refunded.

A closing date for acceptance of a conditional offer will be given to parents at the time. However, parents are strongly advised that the late acceptance of an offer may affect their choice of House. Confirmations after the closing date cannot be guaranteed a place at the College.

The admission of any boy or girl is conditional on written acceptance of the Parent School contract, which is available on the website.