Eastbourne College believes exceptional talent should be supported and nurtured. The College believes that the major contribution we can make to scholars is the development of their specialism through tailored provision and support. We have strong programmes in place for scholars of all disciplines to develop their talents and help them to inspire those around them.
In line with most comparable independent schools, most awards are between five per cent and 20 per cent, although these values can be supplemented by a means-tested bursary.
We support scholars of all disciplines to develop their talents and inspire those around them.
Year 9 scholarships
Academic, art, design, drama, music and sport awards are available for Year 9 entry. Assessments take place at the College in January or February of Year 8, apart from the academic exams for which the May sitting of the ISEB Common Academic Scholarship is used.
Assessment dates: closing date for non-academic applications 7 January 2019; closing date for academic applications 15 March 2019
Academic – 7/8/9 May 2019
All-rounder – 22 January 2019
Art – 22 January 2019
Design & Technology – 24 January 2019
Drama – 25 January 2019
Music – 22/23 January 2019
Performing Arts – 23 January 2019
Sport – 21 January 2019
Our Year 9 Scholarship and Bursary booklet offers useful information on assessment criteria, important dates and application forms.
Sixth Form scholarships
Prospective pupils looking to enter the College in the Sixth Form may apply for the following awards: academic, art, design, drama, music and sport. All assessments take place at the College in November of Year 11.
Pupils who are already at the College and demonstrate exceptional ability in academic, art, drama, design, drama and sport may be recommended for an honorary scholarship at any stage during their time at the College.
The College is delighted to confirm that the Professor Soddy Award for highly talented academic pupils will be available for September 2019 scholarship application. The deadline for applications has now passed and the assessments for sixth form scholarships will take place on:
Academic (including Professor Soddy Awards) – 5/6/7 November 2018
Art – 7 November 2018
Art & Design Textiles – 8 November 2018
Design & Technology – 8 November 2018
Drama – 9 November 2018
Music – 6 November 2018
Sport – w/c 12 November 2018
Our Guide to Sixth Form Entry and Scholarships booklet offers useful information on assessment criteria, important dates and application forms.