Students celebrate early offers to top universities including 11 offers from Oxford and Cambridge
13th January 2014

10th January 2014: Brentwood School students are celebrating early offers to some of the country’s top universities including 11 sought-after offers to Oxford and Cambridge. The deadline for students applying for university or college this autumn is not until 6pm on Wednesday 15 January.


Some 20 students have achieved the accolade of receiving offers on all five of their university choices before the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) application deadline closes. One A2 student and another International Baccalaureate student are sitting on unconditional offers. Of the 11 students already in receipt of Oxbridge offers, seven are for Oxford and four for Cambridge.


Headmaster Mr Ian Davies congratulated all Upper Sixth students on a bumper year with offers coming in thick and fast from top universities reflecting the wide range of subject interests and abilities of Brentwood students. Last year’s success included eight students attending Oxford and Cambridge and 12 students reading the highly competitive subjects of medicine and law.


Mr Davies said this achievement was down to the importance of early identification by teachers of a student’s potential and excellent GCSE and IGCSE results. “We strongly believe in the potential of all our pupils and nurture their intellectual abilities right from the moment they start at Brentwood; ten of the successful Oxbridge applicants have been attending Brentwood for the past seven years.”


The academic focus and passion of both the students, their teachers and their Oxbridge mentors has paid dividends. Their hard work and commitment has been supported by twilight Critical Thinking sessions, dedicated extra and challenging material in lessons, and extra-curricular preparation for the all-important entrance interviews and tests.


Mr Davies also praised the whole year group’s motivation and the support and advice they were given by teachers throughout the UCAS process. “Of overriding importance is an articulate passion for the subject, and reading and research beyond the examination specifications.”


“We wish all our Upper Sixth students good luck in the next few months as they prepare for their final exams”, he added.


The 11 successful Oxbridge applicants include a mixture of A Level and International Baccalaureate candidates and cover a wide range of subjects including Classics, Physics, Medicine Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computation, PPE, Biology and French.


For further information please contact:

Judith Bailey, Communications Manager,

Brentwood School, Tel: 01277 243 246


Notes to editors:

·         Forward looking - Traditional values

Brentwood School is at the forefront of independent education, providing first class opportunities for its pupils. Founded in 1557, the School statutes were signed by John Donne in 1622, declaring that pupils should be instructed in Virtue, Learning and Manners; values still embodied today. Combining inspirational modern teaching with traditional values, the School aims to provide a first rate education. Brentwood offers extensive extra-curricular opportunities, including excellence in sport, music and drama, the largest optional Combined Cadet Force in the country and a high level of participation in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.


·         Academic achievement

Brentwood School educates over 1500 pupils from aged 3 to 18, providing an all-round educational opportunity and delivering a first rate academic experience. It is renowned for its rare co-educational system using the Diamond Model, which means boys and girls are  taught together until the age of 11, separately from 11-16, and  together again in the Sixth Form. The School has introduced IGCSEs and, in the Sixth Form, the option of the International Baccalaureate to provide the most rigorous and stimulating study opportunities to its pupils.

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