Eleven students at Yarm School have received offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge this year.

They will be studying a wide variety of subjects at the two prestigious universities, including chemical engineering, mathematics, natural sciences, philosophy, French and linguistics, music and economics.

From the eleven students Ellen Bower, Natalie Forrest, Brandon Lockey, Joseph Luke, Aidan Rigby, Lucy Walker and Sam Wasson have secured an offer from Cambridge and Naman Garg, Freya Gittens, Neha Vaze and Freddie Wiles have secured an offer from Oxford.

David Dunn, Headmaster at Yarm School, said: “We’re delighted for our 11 students; they have dedicated so much time and effort to their studies and extra-curricular activities, the offers they have earned for Oxford and Cambridge are fully deserved. It also shows the excellence of our teaching across the board.

“Every year the competition increases for places at the top universities and, along with fantastic GCSE and AS grades, students must also have high predicted grades, complete an aptitude test and impress in a rigorous interview.   At Yarm School we endeavour to provide our young people with not only academic excellence but also life skills that will be invaluable at university and in their chosen careers.

“Having eleven pupils receive offers from Oxford or Cambridge makes me really proud. They have worked extremely hard with their teachers. It is great, once again, to have so many successes out of a year group of just over 100. I would like to wish all students the best of luck with their studies and future careers”.