Andrew Lloyd Webber is providing a scholarship at the Oxford School of Drama, Woodstock, for a student studying musical theatre.

The scholarship, worth more than £6,000 for a six- month course, is aimed at supporting a gifted student who might not otherwise be able to afford the fees for professional musical theatre training.

Mr Lloyd Webber has funded 10 such places across the UK, and it is the second year the Oxford School of Drama has offered the scholarship.