St Albans School’s delight at Oxbridge places

Oxbridge students

Oxbridge students - Credit: Archant

SIXTEEN students at a prestigious local school have won offers to study at Oxbridge.

St Albans School is celebrating another landmark of academic success with 14 boys and two girls offered places at the two universities, two more than last year.

This year’s offers cover a broad spectrum of subjects ranging from anthropology, biology and classics to engineering, modern languages and natural sciences.

Headmaster Andrew Grant said the variety of subjects reflected the diversity of intellectual interests among students. He went on: “Their success in achieving so many offers from two of the most demanding universities in the world, in a range of different subjects, not all of them in the curriculum, reflects not only the quality of teaching across all subjects at St Albans School but a culture that encourages intellectual curiosity beyond what is normally taught in school.

“We are very proud of the achievements not only of these 16 academic stars but of the many others who will achieve comparable results and go on to successful careers at other great universities.”