Successful students at Paston College awarded scholarships worth £500
Twenty-five scholarships worth £500 were awarded to students at Paston College that had achieved extremely high standards in their summer GCSE exams.
The Trustees of the Paston College Foundation created a scholarship scheme over 10 years ago to mark Paston’s 400th birthday.
The scheme is based on the founder of the original school, Sir William Paston, and reflects educational interests.
The successful scholars had a special lunch to receive their scholarships and Peter Stibbons, Chairman of Trustees of the Paston College Foundation, presented the awards. Students can use their scholarship in a number of different ways to support their learning and future career prospects. The majority of the scholars will go to university after their time at college. This year, seven students went to Oxbridge and over 65pc to university. Principal Kevin Grieve said: “It is really important to involve our students in the heritage and history of Paston.”