Ishak Ayiris
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Newham schoolboy Ishak Ayiris gets Eton scholarship

A 15-year-old schoolboy is about to swap his life on a council estate in Newham, one of London's poorest boroughs, for Eton - where David Cameron and other British prime ministers were educated.

Ishak Ayiris, from Forest Gate Community School, used money from the Pupil Premium - a government scheme that gives schools extra money to encourage less well-off families - to help him win the two-year scholarship.

BBC London's Emma North reports.

  • 27 Feb 2014