Students celebrate Oxbridge success


Nine exceptional Sir John Deane’s students have received highly competitive offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge universities.

They continue a long tradition of high performing students from the College to secure prestigious Oxbridge offers.

Evelyn Turner, Iiona Reid, Jude Jones, Zach Ball, John Belcher-Heath, Samuel Ketchell, Diyana Nikolova, Patrick Nolan and Wolfstan Doel recently received the news following months of intensive preparation and hard work with the support of a specialist Oxbridge team at the College.

Deputy Principal Andrew Boden said: “Congratulations to our nine students on securing these highly sought after offers from such prestigious institutions.

“They have each demonstrated huge ambition, commitment and exceptional ability and we wish them every success for the future.”

Students looking to apply to Oxbridge receive specialist support from the College, including carefully managed guidance, workshops and interview training.

Those set for Oxbridge this year are amongst 38 Sir John Deane’s students to receive offers in the last two years.

As well as individual successes, the Mathematics and History departments are also celebrating after three students from each department received offers to read those subjects.

In recent weeks' hundreds more students at Sir John Deane’s have received offers from other top UK universities including Sheffield, Warwick, Durham, Manchester and Liverpool.


Off to Oxbridge!

Evelyn Turner, History at Queens College, Oxford

Iiona Reid, History and Economics at Pembroke College, Oxford

Jude Jones, History and MFL at Homerton College, Cambridge

Zach Ball, Geography at Keble College, Oxford

John Belcher-Heath, Mathematics at Robinson College, Cambridge

Samuel Ketchell, Mathematics at St Hugh’s College, Oxford

Diyan Nikolova, Mathematics at Clare College, Cambridge

Patrick Nolan, Natural Sciences at Downing College, Cambridge

Wolfstan Doel, Chemistry at Somerville College, Oxford