Too Poor for Posh School (Television)

Richard Armitage narrates this documentary looking at the Peter Beckwith Scholarship which enables two boys each year from far less wealthy families to attend Harrow school.

The Peter Beckwith Scholarship is targeted specifically at families who’d never be able to pay for such a privileged education at a boarding school. The means-tested scholarship can pay up to full fees for a boy’s entire career at Harrow, and two years at a prep school before they join Harrow at 13 years old. All in all it’s worth close to £200,000.

The documentary aired on Channel 4, on March 11th, 2010.

The documentary later aired in Australia on ABC1, February 19th, 2012.