Oxford Uni joy for students

Jubilant students get offers at one of the world’s best universities

Two sixth form students from The King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge, Somerset are celebrating after winning places at the University of Oxford after a rigorous application process.

George Simmons will now read Economics and Management and Anya Butler will study Experimental Psychology.

The pair are among record numbers receiving generous offers from some of the UK’s top universities with the sixth form enjoying huge increases in numbers and excellent performance statistics.

This year 105 started the sixth form, an increase of more than 100%.

Head of Sixth Form Jonathan Gaskell said: “Massive well done to George and Anya. They have done exceptionally well.

“The students across the year are just brilliant and all these tremendous successes demonstrate the ambition and hard work by students and staff.”

TKASA sixth form is part of The Priory Learning Trust and is attracting students from schools in Weston-super-Mare including Priory Community School Academy, Worle Community School Academy, as well as Bridgwater.