Prior Pursglove College celebrates Oxbridge success

Two students from Prior Pursglove College have been offered places at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, after beating thousands of applicants to receive conditional offers.

The Sixth Formers impressed with their applications and at interviews and now have offers to study courses at the two of the most elite Universities in the world.

Dan Gunn (ex-Sacred Heart) who has received an offer to study Biomedical Sciences at Queens college at the University of Oxford and Asta Hobbs-Hart (ex-Caedmon College Whitby) who has received an offer to study Natural Sciences at St Catherine’s College at the University of Cambridge.

In the past the college has been no stranger to Oxbridge success, they have even launched a scheme with its partner schools which allows pupils in the area to go on a trip to the University of Oxford sponsored by the college. Each year many pupils take up this opportunity including this year’s Oxford applicant Dan Gunn.

The college is not only extremely proud of the Oxbridge offers received this year, but equally of all of their students who are receiving offers from universities around the country, as well as apprenticeships and employment.

Principal of Prior Pursglove College and CEO of Tees Valley Collaborative Trust, Joanna Bailey said:

“We are delighted that the college continues to be successful in sending students to Oxford and Cambridge. Dan and Asta’s hard work and passion for their chosen subjects has been rewarded by these offers, competition for which is extremely fierce.

“Credit is due to our talented and dedicated staff who support our gifted students, enabling them to reach their full potential and in some cases exceed their own aspirations.

“We are extremely proud of Dan and Asta’s success and wish them all the very best as they look forward to embracing this incredible opportunity.”

Deputy Principal of Prior Pursglove, Asma Shaffi said:

“Our students are very passionate about their subjects and their deep knowledge and inquisitive nature gets them noticed by Oxbridge universities. We are very privileged to have some outstanding staff who are able to harness these qualities and prepare them well to be selected through the highly competitive process. We thank our staff, students and parents for their high aspirations and hard work.”