Assessment and auditions for entry in September 2014 will be held in March and April 2014, further details available from the School Office.
Applications are invited from Boys and Girls under 11 on 1st September 2014 for:
All - rounder
St. Martin's Ampleforth offers academic, music and all-rounder scholarships and are awarded to both external and internal candidates for pupils who enter the school in Years 4-7. Scholarships at St. Martin's Ampleforth are honorary; they confer status but no remission of fees. We will continue to support scholars financially through our bursary fund. We are well aware that some of our best scholarship candidates need just such bursaries. We celebrate our scholars' achievements and have high expectations of them.
Subject to good performance academic scholarships are tenable for the duration of a child's time at St. Martin's Ampleforth, although they do not imply any claim on Ampleforth College, which awards its own Academic Scholarships at 13+.
In cases of financial need, a bursary may be granted subject to completion of a statement of parental income. All bursary awards may be subject to periodic reviews.
Eligibility for Choral Scholarships
Children applying when aged 7-9 need not necessarily have any prior choral experience. Children of 10 and upwards should have some experience unless there are exceptional circumstances. Candidates should be able to perform to a reasonable standard (appropriate to their age) on a musical instrument. As part of the audition process, candidates will be expected to sing a solo and perform on their instrument(s) music of their own choice.
Eligibility for Instrumental Scholarships
Children applying when aged 7-9 should be able to perform to a reasonable standard (Associated Board grade 1-2) on an instrument and be considering starting another instrument. Children aged 10-11 should be at an equivalent standard of Grade 3 (Associated Board) on their first instrument and to have made good progress on a second instrument. Children of age 11 and upwards should be working towards grade 5 on their first instrument and grade 3 on their second instrument.
For further information, please contact: The Headmaster
St. Martins Ampleforth, Gilling Castle, Gilling East, York, YO62 4HP
Tel: 01439 766863 Fax :01439 788330
Can the School offer any help with the fees?
- All bursary applications have to show that financial assistance with the payment of fees is needed.
- Each year the need of applicants exceeds the funds we have for bursaries.
- In attempting to reach fair and just decision, we keep in mind the charitable aims of Ampleforth and make judgements about those who will most benefit and benefit from the community of the school.
- Hard and sometimes indeed, heartbreaking, decisions have to be made.
- New bursary applications are considered each year and decisions are usually made in March for students entering the school in the following September. It may be possible to give very general indications in advance, but these cannot be taken as assurances.
- Once awarded each bursary is reviewed on an annual basis and parents are notified of the value of the award for the next academic year.
- Bursary allocations are made after the scholarships are completed so that the committee can make their decisions based on a full knowledge of the applicants.
- Further information about the procedures for the application and award of bursaries can be found in the School’s Bursary Policy and the Conditions of the Award of a Bursary.
A Bursary Application Form is available from the Admissions Secretary Lynn Harrison.