May Eton flourish
|Lower Master||Susan Wijeratna|
|School Song||Carmen Etonense|
Eton is one of the original seven
Eton charges up to £12,910 per term, with three terms per academic year, in 2017/18.  Eton was noted as being the sixth most expensive HMC boarding school in the UK in 2013/14,  However the school admits some boys with modest parental income:  in 2011 it was reported that around 250 boys received "significant" financial help from the school,  with the figure rising to 263 pupils in 2014, receiving the equivalent of around 60% of school fee assistance, whilst a further 63 received their education free of charge. Eton has also announced plans to increase the figure to around 320 pupils, with 70 educated free of charge, with the intention that the number of pupils receiving financial assistance from the school continues to increase. 
The school is headed by a
Eton has a long list of distinguished former pupils.
About 20% of pupils at Eton receive financial support, through a range of bursaries and scholarships.
 The recent Head Master,
Registration at birth, corporal punishment and
From the 1980s to 2016 Eton admitted more very wealthy students from around the world and fewer legacy students (students from families of previous alumni) from the UK; due to a sharp rise in tuition fees, the dissolution in 1990 of the "Eton List" that allowed alumni to pre-register their sons for enrollment, and changes in the school culture, fewer legacy families (families of previous alumni) enrolled. In 1960, 60% of the students were sons of Eton alumni, while 20% in 2016 were sons of Eton alumni. Its entrance examinations became more difficult and emphasis on academics increased. 
Eton has educated generations of British and foreign aristocracy, and for the first time, members of the
Eton today is a larger school than it has been for much of its history. In 1678, there were 207 boys. In the late 18th century, there were about 300, while today, the total has risen to over 1,300.