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Eton College 'open to all' in a decade

Published: Wednesday 3rd of December 2008

The outgoing provost of Eton College, one of the world's most famous educational establishments, has outlined plans to offer sufficient bursaries to accommodate pupils purely on merit.

Sir Eric Anderson, who is due to retire in January, said in a magazine article sent to former pupils that the school should offer education to boys based solely on ability rather than on any financial grounds.

Mr Anderson wrote: "I hope you will all help Eton raise enough money over the next decade to ensure that any boy the school would like to have and who would like to come here will not be debarred for lack of money."

However, the current headmaster Tony Little said that Mr Anderson's comments were "aspirational" and more of "a farewell flourish to the troops" than official school policy.

LondonPass holders can enjoy the sights and sounds of the beautiful Eton College building and grounds with free entry and admission to the tour, saving £5.50 for adults and £4.50 for children.

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