The Sir John Madejski Scholarship
We are proud to have been recognised by one of the UK’s most respected businessmen for the launch of a scholarship scheme which each year will offer free 11+ tuition to underprivileged children.
Sir John Madejski, the former owner and chairman of Reading Football Club and the founder of AutoTrader, has given his name to the scholarship to support children facing the same early challenges that inspired his own rise to an OBE for services to Reading, and later a Knighthood for services to the nation.
What Sir John Madejski Says About Us
“I am a great admirer of Marie Redmond’s work and her personal passion for academic success in young people. The fact that her expertise is now available to children in Reading provides a great opportunity for parents who can see potential in their children that needs some extra help to be fulfilled.”
Sir John spent time in a children’s home as a baby during what he refers to as an ‘unstructured childhood’. His achievements in life have been many and include becoming Chancellor of the University of Reading and rebuilding the former Thamesbridge College as the John Madejski Academy. He initiated and funded The John Madejski Centre for Reputation at Henley Business School at The University of Reading. He is also a benefactor to the Royal Academy of Arts in Piccadilly, London and in 2004 had the John Madejski Fine Rooms at Burlington House named after him in recognition of a contribution of £3 million to the institution.
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