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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.

We support scholars of all disciplines to develop their talents and inspire those around them. 

Year 9 scholarship

Academic, all-rounder, 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.

The dates for Year 9 scholarships during academic year 2020-21 are being reviewed and will be posted on this page as soon as possible. The dates for 2019-20 can be viewed below:

2019-20 dates

All-rounder academic testing* – 1 February 2020

Art – 28 January 2020  

Drama – 30 January 2020

Design and Technology – 30 January 2020

Music – 28 January 2020

Sport – 3 February 2020

The deadline for entry is Friday 10 January 2020

*All-rounder candidates will need to come into the College for an academic assessment (this is different to the academic assessment for academic scholar candidates). All-rounder candidates will also need to attend the assessment dates for their other chosen disciplines.


Year 9 Academic scholarship dates:

Lent Term – 24-26 February 2020

The deadline for entry is Friday 31 January 2020

Summer Term 5-7 May 2020

The deadline for entry is Monday 30 March 2020

Our Year 9 scholarship and bursary information booklet for 2020 entry 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 with the application deadline usually being mid October of the same year.

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 offers useful information on assessment criteria, important dates and application forms. For further information about scholarships, please contact the admissions office

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