Oxbridge in sight for sixth form students

Nine students from Prior Pursglove College have been offered places at either Oxford or Cambridge universities, the highest number in a decade.

Finley Easton, a former Huntcliff Secondary School student has received an offer to study Physics at Oxford. Finley said ‘I’m really happy to have been offered a place and am looking forward to studying at Oxford.’

Former Freebrough Academy student, Faith Greensmith has received an offer to study English Language and Literature whilst Eirinn Hannaway and Rory Mitchell have both received offers to study Chemistry at Oxford. Former Outwood Academy Bydales student, Emily Thompson has received an offer to study Experimental Psychology.

Principal Asma Shaffi said, ‘Our students consistently work hard in mastering their subjects and impressing these highly prestigious universities with their sterling performance. Their grit and determination really benefit the Tees Valley area and the North East in creating recognition for the talent we have here.’

Four students have been successful in securing offers to study at Cambridge. Naomi Fester, Alex Harrison-Gaze and Alyssa Sequera have offers to study Architecture and Sciences and Olivia Sinclair has received an unconditional offer to study Veterinary Medicine.

Joanna Bailey, CEO for Tees Valley Collaborative Trust said, ‘ This success demonstrates that Prior Pursglove College is attracting many of the most talented young people in Redcar & Cleveland.  They are supported by our expertly skilled teachers and support staff, enabling them to access the most competitive and prestigious destinations.’