New College Sees Record Oxbridge Intake

New College Pontefract has broken its record for Oxbridge applicants with a total of thirteen students receiving the offer of a place to study at one of the two elite universities.

Brian Coughlan, Oxbridge Programme, coordinator said “We are delighted with this year’s offers for Oxford and Cambridge universities. The offers cover a wide range of subjects including Maths, Sciences, Law, Management and Humanities subjects. It is our best year and is a real testament to the hard work of the students who have fully engaged with our Oxbridge programme. During the last year they have undertaken trips to the universities, attended summer schools and had access to a super-curricular programme which has encouraged them to further develop their passion for learning. With continued hard work and excellent support from their teachers we are confident that they will do well.”

Alex Pennington, one of the students involved, said “I’m so happy and excited to have been offered a place at Cambridge University to study Law. It took a lot of hard work and the college Oxbridge programme supported me the whole way.”

“This is fantastic news,” said Richard Fletcher, Principal. “This is an amazing achievement for the students, and pays testimony to the support they have received from teachers and progress tutors at New College Pontefract. It is extremely rewarding to see the students pass through our Oxbridge programme and then go on to receive the offers from Oxford and Cambridge.”


Photo: Principal, Richard Fletcher (far right) and Brian Coughlan (4th from left) with 11 of the successful Oxbridge applicants at New College Pontefract.

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