College bursaries 'are not enough'

Education campaigners have hit out against plans by one of the country's most prestigious public schools to more than double the amount it will spend on bursaries.

Winchester College will increase the proportion of its total fees going towards bursaries from 2 per cent to 5 per cent in 2010. The decision comes after the publication of draft Charity Commission guidelines saying people in poverty must not be excluded from the opportunity to benefit from fee-charging charities.

"It's tokenism," said Alan Carter, treasurer of the Campaign for State Education. "To suggest that a few bursaries is enough to make you a charity is like saying that restaurants are charities because they give spare food to homeless people."

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