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Stoke College launches scholarship scheme for prospective A-level students from lower income backgrounds





A historic fee-paying boarding school is offering 20 students from across the UK the chance to study A-levels on a free scholarship.

Stoke College, in Ashen Lane, Stoke-by-Clare, is hoping students from the most ‘challenging economic backgrounds’ will apply to become boarders or day students.

The scholarships also cover transport and uniform costs, as well as access to mentoring.

Dr Gareth Lloyd, principal of Stoke College. Contributed picture. (43305560)
Dr Gareth Lloyd, principal of Stoke College. Contributed picture. (43305560)

Principal Dr Gareth Lloyd said: “Our new package offers young people a really exciting opportunity to develop their understanding of global issues, cultures, economies and even languages, all while leading to the UK’s best universities and career paths.

"High level competencies and communication skills are key factors in achieving lifelong success.”

The scheme has been funded by school owner Mark Wang.

Students will be selected via an assessment process that takes place from January 11 to February 5, and will begin in September.

To learn more about the scheme, go online to www.stokecollege.co.uk.