Gorn Nattaputt Namchittai, aged 13, has been granted a scholarship to prestigious public school Winchester College, founded in 1382 and the oldest school in the country.

Gorn is a pupil at Packwood Haugh, (the co-educational, day and boarding preparatory school in Ruyton-XI-Towns for 4 – 13-year-olds) where he has studied for 2 years. He lives in Oswestry where his family regularly attend Christ Church United Reformed/PCW Church.

His family are originally from Thailand in South East Asia and his father is a doctor and his mother a physiotherapist. He has one brother, Ton Ton Patcharanut, who is also a pupil at Packwood.

Gorn’s hobbies are playing the violin, viola and guitar. His favourite subjects are Biology and Maths and he would like to go to Cambridge University.

The photo shows Gorn holding a card which was presented to him by the congregation of Christ Church which, together with a book token for £25, marks the church’s congratulations for this excellent scholarship.

Alwena Martin, representing the elders, said: “the members of Christ Church are very proud of Gorn and we wish him well as he leaves Oswestry for Winchester College. This card and gift are a token of our good wishes for his future.”