Mystery donor’s bursary offer

HUNTINGDONSHIRE pupils from low-income families could benefit from a £750,000 bursary. The King s School, Ely, is to provide sixth form bursaries for students from poorer East Anglian families. The money has been given to the region s oldest independent s

HUNTINGDONSHIRE pupils from low-income families could benefit from a £750,000 bursary.

The King's School, Ely, is to provide sixth form bursaries for students from poorer East Anglian families.

The money has been given to the region's oldest independent school by a benefactor who wishes to remain anonymous.

The level of sixth form bursaries, which will be means-tested, could contribute 100 per cent of tuition fees.

Headteacher Sue Freestone said: "The donation was unexpected and we were stunned and delighted by the generosity of our benefactor.

"In addition to enabling us to initiate new projects, the gift sends out a strong message of confidence in the school and its future.