WINCHESTER College has announced the launch of a dedicated bursary for sixth form students.

The Wykeham Award will provide financial support for students who join the school in the sixth form from a UK state secondary school.

Available for boys and girls, and for those who would like to join as a day pupil or boarder, the award can cover up to 100 per cent of the school fees, as well as other associated expenses.

Candidates should be confident of excellent GCSE results and those with a talent in sport, music, the arts, or a broad range of extra-curricular interests are particularly encouraged to apply.

The launch of The Wykeham Award is an important step in realising the school’s ambition to increase the bursary provision by 25 per cent to 150 pupils in 2024.

Dr Tim Hands, headmaster at Winchester College, said: “The bursary provision at Winchester is one of the most generous in the country and is there to support any pupil who has the academic ability and ambition to make the most of an education here.

“We’re delighted to launch The Wykeham Award to encourage even more applicants to apply.”

A mother of a bursary recipient said: “We never considered private school to be a possibility, but the bursary has given our son an educational journey that has been transformative.

“Winchester has the capacity to look at each child individually, to stimulate, support and challenge their interests, raise horizons and realise potential.”

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