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Supporting excellence

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. 

Applications for non-academic scholarships for September 2019 entry are now open

Click for the Year 9 scholarship booklet and application form


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 – week commencing 21 January 2019

Art – 22 January 2019

Design & Technology – 24 January 2019

Drama – 24 January 2019

Music – 22/23 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, design, drama, music and sport may be recommended for an honorary scholarship at any stage during their time at the College.  

Our Guide to Sixth Form Entry and Scholarships booklet provides a useful guide on our usual assessment criteria, approximate dates and typical application forms. New information for scholarships for 2020 entry will be available at the beginning of the Michaelmas term 2019.

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