Scholarship Success
28th March 2014


St. Martin’s Ampleforth Year 8 pupils are celebrating a bumper crop of scholarship successes to senior schools.   Thirteen of our Year 8 pupils have been awarded scholarships, twelve to Ampleforth College and one to Malvern College.  Of the twelve scholarships awarded to Ampleforth College, four were Academic scholarships, three were awarded for music and seven gained Basil Hume Scholarships for excellence in music, drama and sport.

On top of this one pupil also secured an academic scholarship to Malvern College in Worcestershire.     

Headmaster, Mr. Nicholas Higham said “For so many scholarships to be awarded is a glowing tribute to the commiment and ability of our Year 8 pupils and to the staff who prepared them.”


For more information, contact:


Lynn Harrison telephone 01439 766601  email




Notes to editors

Set in one of North Yorkshires Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Ampleforth is the UK’s largest and most forward-looking Benedictine community, and a thriving educational institution.

Steered by a moral ‘Compass for Life’ nurtured by the Benedictine ethos, children are taught at co-educational Prep school St Martin’s Ampleforth (3-13) and Ampleforth College (13-18). It also runs a permanent private hall of Oxford University, St Benet's Hall.

Ampleforth Abbey visitor centre welcomed its 25,000 visitor in 2013 (two years after it opened) and the Benedictine monastery at Ampleforth is a centre for spirituality, education, pastoral work and evangelisation.

Ampleforth was established in 1802 when the monks returned to England in 1802 following a 185-year exile in France following the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII. The famous Abbey orchard now has some 2,000 trees and more than 40 varieties of apples, some of which are used to make the famous Ampleforth Abbey Cider and Cider Brandy.

The abbey also started selling Ampleforth Abbey Beer in 2012. Derived from a 17th century recipe in the Belgian Trappist style, the beer is brewed in partnership with local brewery Little Valley.

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