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The Eton College is an independent, funded by school fees secondary school for boys (Private School) at Eton in the English county of Berkshire.
Go On Eton College about 1,300 boys aged 13 to 18 years old to school. The school fees amount to 10689 GBP per half, with three halves form a school year: Michaelmas Half (September to December), Lent Half ( January-March ) and the Summer Half (April-June or July). In addition to other fees for music lessons, participation in sporting activities (rowing, fencing, judo, etc.) and the cost of the prescribed school uniform added.
The college is known for the influence of his former students (known as Old Etonians ) and its ancient traditions. This includes the black school uniform.
The school is very popular with the British royal family, are to be found among their former students 20 Prime Minister.
The King's College of Our Lady of Eton was in 1440 by Henry VI. founded as a charity school for 70 poor to allow students a free education. Henry VI. offset half of the teachers and the headmaster of Winchester College (founded in 1382 ) to Eton. Eton College is this recreated and became popular in the 17th century.
In the possession of Eton College Dorney Lake, an artificial lake for rowing regattas.
Famous former students (selection)
- Robert Boyle
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
- Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford
- Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
- Henry Fielding
- John Herschel
- Tom Hiddleston
- John Maynard Keynes
- Aldous Huxley
- John Gurdon
- Matthew Pinsent
- Damian Lewis
- George Orwell
- Ian Fleming
- Jeremy Brett
- Anthony Eden
- Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington
- Peter Ramsbotham, 3rd Viscount Soulbury
- Hugh Laurie
- Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
- Prince Harry
- Lawrence Oates