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 2022-23

Scholarship AwardDate of scholarshipClosing date for applicationsClosing date for bursary applications
11+ Development Award (Music)Friday 20/Saturday 21 January 2023Friday 25 November 2022Monday 31 October 2022
11+ Development Award (Academic)Friday 20/Saturday 21 January 2023Friday 25 November 2022Monday 31 October 2022
11+ Development Award (Drama, Dance, Sport)Friday 20/Saturday 21 January 2023Friday 25 November 2022Monday 31 October 2022
13+ Basil Hume Scholarship (Music)Thursday 26/Friday 27 January 2023Friday 25 November 2022Monday 31 October 2022
13+ Basil Hume Scholarship (Academic)Thursday 26/Friday 27 January 2023Friday 25 November 2022Monday 31 October 2022
13+ Basil Hume Scholarship 
(Sport, DT, Dance, Drama and Art)
Thursday 26/Friday 27 January 2023Friday 25 November 2022Monday 31 October 2022
16+ Senior Scholarship (Sport)Wednesday 23 November 2023
16+ Senior Scholarship (Academic)Wednesday 23 November 2023Wednesday 23 November 2022Monday 31 October 2022
16+ Senior Scholarship (Art, Dance, Drama, DT, Music)Wednesday 23 November 2023Wednesday 23 November 2022Monday 31 October 2022

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