Sage Sunak and his wife have donated more than £ 100,000 to Winchester College Sage Sunak

Sage Sunak and his wife, Akshata Murthy, have donated more than £ 100,000 to the Chancellor’s old private school, Winchester College.

The private boys boarding school, which costs £ 43,335 a year, has published a grant in its annual journal.

A spokesperson for Sunak said: “The sage and his wife have been and will continue to be involved in numerous charitable and philanthropic activities over the years. These grants are meant to help fund scholarships for children who would not otherwise have the opportunity to travel to Winchester. “

Since 2020, the school’s journal has listed him as a donor who has donated more than £ 100,000 in total, suggesting that he was a regular donor.

Speaking about his private education in Winchester, where he was Head Boy, Sunak told Sky last month: “I’m really lucky to have that opportunity. It was something that was really awesome, it definitely took my life in a different direction.

“It simply came to our notice then. And I look back on that time. It helps me to be who I am as a person and it helps me to do the work the way I do it And it convinces me that education is one of the best tools we can use in politics to spread the word. “

Labor has highlighted Sunak’s earlier claim that it has “maximized” the amount it can provide to state schools, and continues to subsidize “elite private schools” through tax breaks.

Shadow Education Secretary Bridget Phillipson said: “Britain should have the best public school in the world. But after 12 years of Tory neglect, four out of 10 of our children drop out of school without the qualifications they need.

“Labor sage Sunak will put an end to paying taxes at the hands of his old boys’ network and instead use the money to improve schools in each state, so that everyone leaves education ready for work and life.”

Sunak’s personal assets have recently come under investigation for investing in his wife Infosys, whose business was in Russia.

Murthy owns approximately 90 690m of shares in Indian IT services and raises about £ 11.5m in annual dividends. The Guardian reported last week that it was “urgently” closing its office in Russia.

Sunak was under increasing pressure to respond to allegations that his family was collecting “Blood Money” dividends from the firm’s continued activities in Russia despite the Ukraine invasion.

Labor leader Kier Sturmer called on the chancellor to disclose whether his family was benefiting from Russian-made money when the government imposed sanctions on organizations and individuals.

After verifying his wife’s whereabouts at Infosys, Sunak told the BBC’s Newscast that it was “very annoying and … wrong for people to try to approach my wife”.

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