Record numbers are headed to Oxbridge
POYNTON High is celebrating a record number of students offered places at the country’s top universities.
Five students are delighted to have recently received their offer letters in the post from Oxford or Cambridge, two of the world’s oldest educational institution.
Four are current students at Poynton Sixth Form and one left last year.
Ellen Taylor who has been offered a place at Oxford to read archaeology and anthropology.
Matthew Lyons who has been offered a place at Cambridge to read Geography.
The school’s deputy head boy Adam Waldron has been offered a place at Oxford to read biochemistry, while Suzanne Thorndyke, the deputy head girl, has been offered a place at Cambridge to read law.
Head of Sixth Form Richard Hardman welcomed the record number of offers.
He said: “I am thrilled this total of Year 13 students have been successful in securing offers to study for their degrees at either Oxford or Cambridge.
“This great news follows several weeks of fantastic offers from top universities received by the 136 students who have made university applications.
“We wish all of our students every success for the future.”
Previous students from the school who have won places at Oxbridge include Alex Wood and Lee Tomlinson.
Oxford and Cambridge were founded more than 800 years ago.
They are the two oldest universities in continuous operation in the UK.
●● Ellen Taylor, Adam Waldron, Suzanne Thorndyke, and Matthew Lyons