Knighton House is delighted to announce the first recipients of the Booker Scholarships go to Poppy Wareham from Milldown Academy and Sancha Haley from Archbishop Wake School. Poppy and Sancha were the outstanding candidates in a very strong field of nearly 30 girls who applied for the scholarships to Knighton. The scholarships were open to local girls showing potential either academically, in music, sport, riding or the performing arts to give them the full benefit of a Knighton House education throughout their prep school years. The Booker Scholarships being named after the founders of the school, John and Peggy Booker, who founded the school in 1950 to provide a first class education for girls.
Headmaster, Robin Gainher commented: “We were absolutely thrilled with the response to the Booker Scholarships from the local community which showed to us there is genuine interest in what Knighton House can offer local girls. Poppy and Sancha impressed us all with their talent and potential and were fully deserving of the two 100% Scholarship awards”.
On hearing about being chosen, Sancha said: “I felt really proud of myself; I worked really hard to earn it”. Poppy added that she was also really proud of herself and when she heard the news she “couldn’t stop smiling” because she was so happy!
Knighton House’s mission is to be a leader in the education of girls. We believe that the first experience of education is the critical opportunity to inculcate the attitudes and skills that help children realise their potential. Our new bespoke KED Curriculum (Knowledge Enlightenment and Discovery) is designed to teach skills, build confidence and instil a lifelong love of learning. The confidence girls gain at Knighton enable them to thrive at their secondary schools and beyond setting them on the path of achievement and success.
Robin Gainher: “Knighton House is about the very best educational outcomes and life skills for girls. These fully funded awards are true to our charitable mission and are a great way to broaden our contribution to the local community”.