PUPILS from Aysgarth School have achieved the highest number of scholarship awards in the North Yorkshire establishment’s 141-year history.

Year eight boys applying to senior schools received 22 scholarship awards to the likes of Eton, Harrow, Oundle, Shrewsbury and Uppingham, with one of the cohort receiving a prestigious King’s Scholarship from Eton.

Aysgarth’s musical pedigree, which sees the majority of pupils singing in a choir or playing a musical instrument, inspired awards from Eton, Shrewsbury, Sedbergh and St Peter’s, while the school’s focus on everything from rugby, cricket and football to tennis, swimming and cross country was reflected in a number of sporting scholarships.

Further scholarships were awarded for all-round ability, art, design technology and leadership.

Rob Morse, headmaster of Aysgarth School, said: ‘These outstanding accomplishments are a genuine reflection of the breadth of talent we have across the school.

“Competition is extremely fierce for scholarships to national schools and we are extremely proud of the hard work and determination shown by these young men.

“It is equally important to identify that the boys take great pride in their efforts and that they thoroughly enjoy the challenges.”

Find out more about Aysgarth School at aysgarthschool.com

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