This award seeks to promote the able, gifted and talented students who contribute to the holistic ethos of Ampleforth College. Developing these students is key to allowing Ampleforth to be a community “where the strong have something to yearn for and the weak have nothing to run from.”

The Basil Hume Scholarship is awarded to students who display excellence in art, music, design & technology, sport or theatre. Applicants can apply for assessment in one or two areas and if successful can be awarded one or two scholarships. (Some applicants may enter for two disciplines but only be awarded one scholarship.) 

Art Excellence

The ideal candidate would be able to demonstrate:

  • the ability to observe and translate colour, tone, shape and form (including from life)
  • evidence of exploration of a wide range of media, materials, techniques and processes
  • sophisticated refinement to paintings and drawings
  • the ability to critique and discuss artworks.

Design & Technology Excellence

The ideal candidate would be able to demonstrate:

  • creativity, initiative and problem solving skills
  • sketching and other visual communication skills (including CAD)
  • technical understanding of man-made objects.

Music Excellence

The ideal candidate would be able to:

  • play one instrument to an approximate standard of ABRSM Grade 5
  • play two instruments to an approximate standard of ABRSM Grade 3.
    (Both instruments and/or voice)

Sporting Excellence

The ideal candidate would be able to:

  • demonstrate a high level of competency within the following fields:
    • attitude and coachability 
    • technical skills in attack and defence
    • tactical understanding                               
    • game play  
  • ideally represent at county standard or above
  • offer supporting evidence in the form of a supporting portfolio and or sporting CV.

Theatre Excellence

The ideal candidate would be able to demonstrate:

  • the ability to take on a character quickly
  • good sight reading skills
  • the ability to give feedback on acting skills and what is effective for an audience
  • use of basic theatre terminology to demonstrate knowledge
  • past experience - passion and interest
  • a willingness to be involved in a production in many different ways, not just as a main part.

All Scholarships are reviewed annually and are subject to the student continuing to make good progress and to them being a role model for other students. Top candidates may be awarded 10% remission on school fees. Other Basil Hume Scholarships at Ampleforth are honorary and do not carry with them a remission of fees. The award of a Basil Hume Scholarship can support a bursary application, which is means-tested. Please click here to learn more about the protocols and code of conduct for the Basil Hume Scholarships.

Dates

Scholarship AwardDate of ScholarshipClosing date for Applications Closing date for Bursary Applications 
13+ Basil Hume Wednesday 24th to Thursday 25th February 2021Monday 30th November 2020Thursday 31st December 2020

11+ Music 

Friday 29th January 2021Thursday 31st December 2020Thursday 31st December 2020
13+ MusicThursday 28th January 2021Thursday 31st December 2020

Thursday 31st December 2020

16+ Music 

Friday 29th January 2021

Thursday 31st December 2020

Thursday 31st December 2020
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13+ AcademicMonday 22nd to Wednesday 24th February 2021Monday 30th November 2020
 
Thursday 31st December 2020
 
16+ Academic Friday 27th November 2020Saturday 31st October 2020
 
Saturday 31st October 2020
 

Please contact the Admissions Office on 01439 766863 or email admissions@ampleforth.org.uk if you have a query.  Thank you.

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The scholarship application fee is £50. For more information about payment, please click here