Free school students win Oxbridge offers

January 29 2020

Free school students win Oxbridge offers

Three Bristol Free School (BFS) Year 13 students have accepted conditional places at Oxford and Cambridge for September 2020.

• Hannah has accepted a conditional offer from St Hugh’s College, Oxford to read Chemistry
• Maisie has accepted a conditional offer from Somerville College, Oxford to read History
• Fiona has accepted a conditional offer from Girton College, Cambridge to read Computer Science

Staff at the school say they are immensely proud of this achievement, and know the three girls are capable of gaining the grades required. They say they will support them every step of the way.
The sixth form opened at Bristol Free School in Westbury-on-Trym in 2016. Richard Walker, head of sixth form, said: “We are all absolutely thrilled for our three students in securing their conditional offers to Oxford and Cambridge. This reflects a huge amount of hard work from the students and their teachers and represents just a small fraction of the wonderful students that we are so lucky to have in BFS Sixth Form.”
Susan King, headteacher, said “Maisie, Fiona and Hannah have achieved something really special and we are so proud of them. It is fantastic that after such a gruelling application process, which involved competing with many hopeful sixth formers from across the country, that Maisie, Fiona and Hannah, received conditional offers from the prestigious Universities.
“This success is a strong endorsement for the quality of education and personal development here at BFS. We are proud of the fact we are an inclusive, diverse school where children from a range of backgrounds can flourish and achieve.”