A record number of Bourne Grammar School students are celebrating after having received a conditional offer of a university place at Oxford or Cambridge.
Nine students have received their offer letters in the post.
Headteacher Jonathan Maddox said: “I am thrilled this stunning total of Year 13 students have been successful in securing conditional offers to study for their degrees at either Oxford of Cambridge.
“This wonderful news follows the flood of offers that our Year 13 students who have made university applications have been receiving over the last few months.
“Certainly in my time at Bourne Grammar this is the most successful our Oxbridge applicants have been in terms of securing conditional offers.
“All deserve our most hearty congratulations. Those who applied but were unsuccessful – inevitably an outcome that all applicants have to factor in when they apply – will have benefited from the experience and can now work towards the offers they have at other highly-prestigious and selective universities.
“I am particularly grateful to the colleagues who form our academic aspiration coordinators (Mr Bainton, Mr Kelly and Mrs Paul), who support students who apply to Oxford or Cambridge and to all highly-selective courses at other universities and Mrs Penny Hawkins, who provides guidance to all students who make UCAS applications.”
Successful applicant Matt Gutteridge said: “I’ve got a lot of work to do to meet my offer, so I’m trying to keep my feet on the ground, but it’s absolutely thrilling to be afforded such a fantastic opportunity.”
Hannah Fytche added: “I am super happy for everyone who has received an Oxbridge offer – it’s absolutely amazing to receive an offer that so much effort has been put into.
Laura Baker said: “I applied to Cambridge thinking the chances of getting in were incredibly slim . So I was completely shocked when I opened the letter to discover that I had received an offer from my chosen college (St. Catharine’s). I now can’t wait to take up my place in October.”
Oxbridge offers: Laura Baker (Baston) – French and Italian, Cambridge; Meghan Bird (Langtoft) – Maths ,Cambridge; Alice Eva (Stamford) – French & Linguistics, Oxford; Hannah Fytche (Bourne) – Theology, Cambridge; Josh Garnham (Bourne) – Computer Science, Cambridge; Matthew Gutteridge (Haconby) – History, Cambridge; Chiara Leadbeater (Spalding) – Natural Sciences, Cambridge; Henry Morley (Ryhall) – Engineering, Cambridge; Alexandra Wilshaw (Bourne) – Maths, Cambridge.
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