Two choristers win scholarships to Eton

Three choristers singing

Choristers singing in the Chapel

Two choristers from King's College Choir have won academic scholarships to Eton. Out of 105 candidates, Joseph Boorman and Joe Etheridge (both aged 13) came in the top 12.

Joseph and Joe are currently studying at King's College School with the other choristers in the Choir. Earlier this year both boys also won Music Scholarships to Eton.

The Headmaster of King's College School, Nick Robinson, said, "I'm delighted that both boys have done so well in the face of such strong competition. Their success is outstanding and it is a pleasure to see how a chorister education can bring out the very best in a pupil. They deserve to be very proud of their achievements.”

Amongst the scholarship awarded to senior schools this year, King’s College School pupils have been awarded 15 scholarships. Joseph and Joe will start at Eton in September 2010.

Eton gives Scholarships to boys of academic talent, irrespective of their financial circumstances. Most scholars have a reduced fees and extra bursaries if the reduced fee is still too expensive. King's College School offers similar scholarships to boys with musical talent.

If your son is age six or seven and enjoys singing then you are welcome to bring him along to audition for the Choir. If he is accepted then he will receive generous support to study at King's College School. He will receive a first-rate education and sing in the magnificent King's College Chapel.

Contact the Director of Music at King's, Stephen Cleobury, for an informal chat about the Choir and the opportunities it offers. Call 01223 331224 or email . See also the Chorister recruitment page.

19 May 2010