Harrogate Grammar students’ impressive university offers

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Boasting an impressive set of university offers, Harrogate Grammar School is celebrating its Year 13 students who are now leaving the school.

Out of the 240 applications to higher education institutions, 124 students have secured offers from Russell Group universities, with a further 25 students holding offers from Bath, UEA, Goldsmiths, Lancaster, Leicester, Loughborough and St Andrews.

This hardworking cohort is in addition to the six students who secured offers from Cambridge University earlier this year.

Head of Sixth Form, Mr Neil Renton, said: “It is very pleasing to see our students holding such impressive offers, and this reflects the hard work and tenacity of our students, families, and their teachers over many years.”

Harrogate Grammar School has increased the opportunities for applicants to medical-related professions over the last two years through its bespoke medical package and a range of wider activities.

This year all applicants to medicine achieved an interview and nine applicants secured an offer.

In addition, all of those who applied secured offers for competitive NHS-funded courses with seven studying Nursing, two Radiography, and one Speech and Language Therapy.

This year the school has also seen an increase in unconditional offers, with 19 students holding this type of offer. Also, 16 students are hoping to secure their offers to study in London at the London School of Economics, UCL, Imperial, and King’s College.

Year 13 student Tom Sheriff said: “After visiting with the school, I was convinced London is the place I’d like to go to university.

“The excitement of a big city as well as the excellent opportunities provided by LSE made it my first choice, and I was delighted to receive an offer.”

Outside of applicants to Higher Education, Laura Whitely has successfully gained a place on the highly competitive Nestle Fast start programme.

She said: “I was really excited by the programme after the school invited Nestle to do a presentation. I’m really looking forward to starting the Nestle Fast Programme this September.”

Laura will be employed by Nestle while reading Business at Sheffield Hallam, securing one of six places out of 250 candidates.