Emily completed her studies having achieved an A* in Spanish and 2 B’s in French and Geography with the ambition to study Geography at university and become an environmental lawyer.

‘I chose to study at Old Palace School because it seemed to be a very inclusive school that appealed to different types of people from different backgrounds.

Forget all the stereotypes about an independent school because Old Palace defies all the stigmas. Studying at Old Palace was a fantastic experience. The teachers are brilliant, they really pay attention to your needs individually. Sometimes I felt the teachers knew me better than I knew myself and that was very comforting to know; they really had my best interests at heart.

John Whitgift Foundation bursary has made a huge difference in my life. It enabled me to come to Old Palace and gave me a fantastic education and experiences that I will never forget.’

To apply for a John Whitgift Foundation Bursary, visit our Bursaries page