Headmaster, Gareth Doodes talks to former King’s bursary student, Louise Turner about his views on bursaries and why he thinks they are so important to the life of the School.

Filmed during the pandemic, Gareth Doodes, Headmaster at King’s, shares his passion about why he believes bursaries are so critical and puts into context the current need to support bursary pupils at the School alongside the historical context in which King’s has operated since its foundation by Henry VIII in 1541. He also addresses the question of the long term benefits of fully-funded bursary to attend King’s and how a King’s School education can make a huge difference to a child’s life. One of King’s former bursary students, Louise Turner asks the Headmaster about what the School is aiming to achieve through its ‘Open the Door to King’s’ Bursary Appeal. Gareth Doodes goes on to explain the aspirations of the Development Trust in supporting full-funded bursaries and also how anyone can get involved in this wonderful life-changing programme.