Our Scholarship programme allows students with a particular talent, whether in academic subjects, music or extra-curricular pursuits, to be recognised for their ability and to be stimulated and challenged to improve still further.

Ampleforth College offers Academic and Music Scholarships at 11+, Academic, Music and Basil Hume Scholarships at 13+, and Academic, Music and Basil Hume Scholarships at 16+.  Music lessons are provided free of charge for Music Scholars. Headmaster’s awards may be available for outstanding candidates, carrying a small financial award. 

In addition, Sports Development Awards are available for students joining Year 7. These are worth 10% of school fees in Year 7 and are awarded to students who show potential.

Scholarships are tenable until the next assessment stage: for example 11+ scholarships are held for two years and students can then reapply for a scholarship in Year 9.  Scholarships can also be awarded to current students at any stage of their career, but many students will try for a scholarship in the year before entry.  In this section, you will be able to find out more about the different scholarships available at Ampleforth.

To read more about scholarships carrying a financial reward please click here.

We also offer a 20% allowance on fees to those from the military, who are in receipt of CEA.  Please contact the Admissions team for more details: admissions@ampleforth.org.uk.

Examination Dates 2020-21

All examinations are taken at Ampleforth and all are open to boarders and day students. If candidates are required to stay overnight, accommodation will be provided for them.

Music and Sixth Form award examinations are completed in one day. However, accommodation can be provided if necessary. The College will send all details about the examination arrangements to the candidate's school and parents.

Headteachers of schools entering candidates for the examination are asked to send in a report on their candidates before the examination. This should include a general assessment of character and comments on academic potential, reading and interests.

Scholarship AwardDate of scholarshipClosing date for applicationsClosing date for bursary applications
16+ Academic Friday 27 November 2020Saturday 31 October 2020Saturday 31 October 2020
13+ AcademicTuesday 23 to Wednesday 24 February 2021Monday 30 November 2020Thursday 31 December 2020
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16+ Music Friday 29 January 2021Thursday 31 December 2020Thursday 31 December 2020
13+ Music Thursday 28 January 2021Thursday 31 December 2020Thursday 31 December 2020
11+ Music Friday 29 January 2021Thursday 31 December 2020Thursday 31 December 2020
13+ Basil Hume Wednesday 24 to Thursday 25 February 2021Monday 30 November 2020Thursday 31 December 2020

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