Youngsters attending the day and boarding school LVS Ascot, in Berkshire enjoyed success in their GCSE and A Level results. The school is owned and managed by the Licensed Trade Charity, which offers educational grants to children whose parents work in the licensed drinks industry.
Among students celebrated GCSE results day last week was 17-year old Henry Hamilton who achieved four As or equivalent and four Bs or equivalent.
Henry will continue his education as a boarder at LVS Ascot’s sixth form, studying A-levels in geography, food technology and physical education.
Henry’s father Richard works for Stonegate and runs the Slug & Lettuce pub at the O2 Arena, London.
Richard said: “Henry was struggling in his last school so my wife looked into his options and as I work in the trade we discovered Henry was eligible for an educational grant at LVS Ascot where he could study as a boarder.
"He has been there two years now and loves it. Since coming to the school his whole demeanour has changed and he is far more confident and happy.”
Confidence to achieve
Earlier in the month, students at the school collected their A-Level results and saw their efforts rewarded.
Ian Dunlop, whose parents Alec and Hilary run the Barmy Arms pub in Twickenham, achieved the grades he needed to attend the British and Irish Modern Music Institute in London for a three year music production degree.
His parents said his 11 years at LVS Ascot had given him the confidence he needed to achieve.
His mother Hilary said: “We sent Ian’s older sister Sophie to LVS Ascot also on an educational sponsorship, and she now has a degree and hopes to study a Master degree next.
“She loved the school and we were so impressed with it that we applied for a similar sponsorship for Ian.”
His father Alec added: “LVS Ascot has turned Ian into a really well-rounded individual. He and his friends there have become such confident young people.”