Scholarships and Bursaries

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Scholarships at 13+ 

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Music Scholarships
  • Ashdown Leadership Award
  • Choral exhibitions
  • Art Awards
  • Drama Awards
  • Sports Awards

Academic scholarships and awards are offered on the basis of examinations and interviews held at the College in the Lent term.

Music scholarships and choral exhibitions are also offered on the basis of auditions and interviews held at the College in the Lent term.

Sports scholarships are offered on the basis of assessment and interviews.

Candidates for all awards must be under 14 years of age on 1st September of the intended year of entry.

Key Dates

13+ Entry to Year 9 Date of Examination / Audition Closing Date
Entrance assessment for Year 9 2018 entry Saturday 4 February 2017  Now Closed
Music Tuesday 24 January 2017  
Academic ISEB examinations Monday 27, Tuesday 28  February & Wednesday 01 March 2017  
Sports Thursday, 2 March 2017  
Ashdown Leadership Assessment Monday 6 March 2017  
Art and Drama Tuesday 7 March 2017  



All scholarships, exhibitions and awards for entry to Ardingly College at 13 years and above can be supplemented by a Bursary Award, based upon the financial circumstances of the candidate's parents. For further information, please contact the Director of Operations, Mr P Jackman, on 01444 893020 or by e-mail: