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Welcome to Clifton College

Clifton College is one of the country’s leading independent boarding schools and offers first-rate teaching and outstanding educational and co-curricular facilities for Boarders and Day Pupils.

We will help you fulfill your potential and achieve your goals. We have high academic standards and places in the Sixth Form are in high demand because of our reputation for success in gaining places at the UK’s top universities.

However, we also realise that being in the Sixth Form isn’t just about hard work. There are many clubs and activities to help you relax and develop the confidence and social skills that will serve you well in later life.

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Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be payable before submitting your application.

Facilities available

Our dedicated Sixth Form Centre was opened in 2011, with first-class facilities. Being housed in their own buildings allows Sixth Formers to develop a taste for independence, while still being part of the Clifton College Community.

An important feature of Sixth Form life is the Junior Common Room (JCR), which provides the older pupils the opportunity to meet, talk and relax on their own terms. Based in the Crypt beneath the Chapel, it is open as a café and common room during the day, and after Prep in the evenings, and is a popular social centre.

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Scholarships and Bursaries

Clifton College offers pupils a unique opportunity to achieve academic distinction and personal excellence. Each year, we offer a number of Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries to girls and boys with that spark of potential. 

Its all about the individual

There is no one particular type of pupil that succeeds at Clifton College. The range of opportunities available promotes the discovery of hidden talents, and encourages a higher level of achievement in every subject.

Scholarships and Awards

Clifton College offers scholarships at ages 11, 13 and into the Sixth Form. Awards are offered in Academic, Music, Art and Sport with a maximum value of 25% of fees. Supplementary means-tested Bursaries are available. The number of awards will depend on the quality of the field and candidates may enter for more than one award.


Bursaries are means-tested Awards and are made at the School’s discretion. They are given in addition to a Scholarship or Award. In accordance with the Charities Commission guidelines, Bursaries are made following the completion of a Grant Application Form (GAF) that includes a ‘Confidential Statement of Financial Circumstances’. Bursaries may, in exceptional circumstances, be awarded up to 100% of the fees. Where appropriate, applications for Bursaries should be submitted with a Scholarship application form. 

Jewish boys and girls are encouraged to apply for any of Clifton College’s Academic, Music, Art and Sport Awards (at ages 11, 13 and 16 ). The Trustees of the Polack’s House Scholarships Fund are also able to award a number of means-tested Polack Bursaries for Jewish children who would not otherwise be able to attend the School. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Clifton College directly.

Last updated date: 28 July 2017
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