Scholarships and School Assisted Places


Some scholarships are available to pupils entering the Senior School at Year 7, and offers are made to selected candidates following the annual entrance examinations, an interview and assessment with the Head of School. Scholarships are also sometimes available to pupils entering in Years 9 and 12. There is a higher degree of expectation and responsibility attached to becoming a scholar. Securing a scholarship also results in a percentage reduction in school fees.

Music scholarships are also available at Years 7, 8 and 9 and are offered to pupils who meet the general entrance requirements. They also need to be successful at audition with Music Department staff and undertake an interview with the Head of School. We expect pupils entering Year 7 and 8 to have achieved a minimum of Grade 3 and for those entering Year 9 to be working towards Grade 5.

Sports scholarships are also available for pupils entering the Senior School in Years 7, 9 or 12 showing excellent potential sporting talent in addition to meeting the general entrance requirements. This is awarded based on a physical assessment with Sports Department staff and an interview with the Head of School. We expect pupils applying for a sports scholarship to have reached a high standard, such as county level.

Sixth Form scholarships and awards are offered on the basis of presentation and interview with the Head of School, Head of Sixth Form and relevant subject department Heads.

Scholarships are reviewed annually by the Head of School or Deputy Head of School.

External candidates wishing to be considered for a Music or Sport Scholarship for entry into Year 7 can indicate this on the Entrance Examination Application Form. Internal candidates will be put forward by the appropriate Clifton High staff.

Sports Scholarship Interviews and Music Scholarship Interviews for the academic year 2019/20 take place in January 2019.

Further information on Scholarships

Further information on Sixth Form Academic Scholarships

Application Form for Sixth Form Academic Scholarships

Sports, Creative Arts or Performing Arts Awards for Sixth Form

School assisted places

Assisted places are available for pupils who demonstrate real academic potential but whose families are not able to meet full fees. Assisted places can be up to 100% of school fees and may also provide help with uniform. Candidates are required to sit the entrance examination and are then interviewed formally by the Head of School or Deputy Head of School.

The application process is discreet and confidential, but does require families to reveal sensitive and full financial information so that a proper assessment of eligibility can be made.

If entrance into Clifton High is dependent on securing a school assisted place please make the Registrar and School Admissions Manager aware well in advance of  sitting the entrance examination.

School assisted places are reviewed annually by the Head of School or Deputy Head of School.