Scholarships at Ampleforth are awarded in recognition of academic ability or particular talent in Art, Design & Technology, Dance, Drama, Music and Sport. Scholarships are prestigious and scholars are expected to demonstrate a strong contribution and leadership in their field of interest. They are also expected to make the most of the many opportunities on offer to further their talents and each scholar is assigned a personal Scholarship Mentor to monitor and support their progress.

All Scholarships are subject to annual review and are tenable for a specific educational stage. Development Awards are held in Years 7 and 8 until students can apply for a Basil Hume Scholarship into Year 9.  Basil Hume scholarships are held for three years before assessment for a Senior Scholarship into the Sixth Form.  

In Years 7 and 8, to encourage junior pupils to further their interests, Academic and Sport Development Awards carry a 10% fee remission while Music, Drama and Dance Development Awards cover tuition in an instrument, LAMDA or dance. From Year 9 onwards, scholarships are honorary and bring no fee remission, but as a very strong indication of a child likely to flourish at Ampleforth they can be extremely helpful in supporting a bursary application.

All scholarships are won in open competition and are awarded solely on merit. The number of awards and bursaries made in any year is at the discretion of the Head.  

Please follow the links below for full details on all awards and scholarships. Sample academic papers and application forms can be found at the bottom of this page.

Academic ScholarshipsArt ScholarshipsDance Scholarships
Design & Technology ScholarshipsDrama ScholarshipsMusic Scholarships
Sport Scholarships  

Assessment Dates 2021-22

Scholarship AwardDate of scholarshipClosing date for applicationsClosing date for bursary applications
11+ Development Award (Music)Friday 28 January 2022Friday 31 December 2021Friday 31 December 2021
11+ Development Award (Academic)Saturday 29 January 2022Friday 31 December 2021Friday 31 December 2021
11+ Development Award (Drama, Dance, Sport)Saturday 29 January 2022Friday 31 December 2021Friday 31 December 2021
13+ Basil Hume Scholarship (Music)week beginning 31 January 2022Friday 31 December 2021Friday 31 December 2021
13+ Basil Hume Scholarship (Academic)Monday 28 February to Wednesday 2 March 2022Friday 31 December 2021Friday 31 December 2021
13+ Basil Hume Scholarship 
(Sport, DT, Dance, Drama and Art)
Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 March 2022Friday 31 December 2021Friday 31 December 2021
16+ Senior Scholarship (Sport)Monday 15 November 2021Sunday 31 October 2021Sunday 31 October 2021
16+ Senior Scholarship (Academic)Monday 22 November 2021Sunday 31 October 2021Sunday 31 October 2021
16+ Senior Scholarship (Art, Dance, Drama, DT, Music, Sport*)week beginning 31 January 2022Friday 31 December 2021Friday 31 December 2021

* The 16+ Sport Scholarship in January 2022 is available for those who apply after November 2021

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