Indeed. What fills me with amazement, is the forward thinking of Dean Colet. Centuries ahead his time.
Must have been one of the first warrants of Henry Vlll He was crowned on my birthday. (1509)
wiki By comparison, in 2016 the Daily Telegraph reported that families earning up to £120,000 were being offered bursaries after the headmaster declared that the school had become "unaffordable".
Between 1886 and 1895, St Paul's boys won 173 entrance awards at Oxford and Cambridge, which was 26 more than any other school. Over many years its record of Open Awards at Oxford and Cambridge in all subjects has been equal, or superior, to that of any other school of comparable size.