Record num­bers are headed to Oxbridge

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR PICTURES -

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

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