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2 May

The Weston Bursary’

'The Weston Bursary'

We have been delighted to receive an incredibly generous donation from OV, John Weston (School 1962-1969) in support of our Open the Door to King's Bursary Appeal. John's donation of over £450,000 will provide bursarial support to pupils at King's long into the future and will be invested to ensure the long term security of King's Bursary Programme.

John Weston is a Trustee of The King's School Worcester Development Trust and therefore has a clear understanding of the importance of our Bursary Appeal in enabling life-changing opportunities to children, for whom a King's education would not otherwise be possible. At King's we currently provide ten fully funded bursary places out of Trust funds and John's very generous donation means that there will be an additional bursary at school for the foreseeable future. Our Trust bursaries really do change lives and many of our previous bursary students have talked about the transformative power of a bursary place at King's; you can read and listen to some of their stories if you click here.

John left King's in 1969, going on to Cambridge to study Engineering, as an undergraduate apprentice with the British Aircraft Corporation (Later British Aerospace), where he enjoyed a 32 year career, concluding as Chief Executive of BAE Systems. Subsequently he chaired a number of engineering and software companies, including the e-learning business 'Learndirect'. John was appointed as a CBE in 1994 and is a Commander of the Order of the Pole Star (Sweden), and a freeman of the City of London.

We are enormously grateful to John for his continued support of King's bursaries, both in his role as a Trustee and also by his financial commitment to our Campaign.