@BartonPeveril Sixth Form College is celebrating after being ranked 7th nationally, amongst non-selective schools and colleges, for the number of its students who have earned places at the University of Oxford and University of Cambridge in 2020/21.
This news comes after the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge released figures showing how many offers they gave to pupils from schools and colleges in the 2020/21 UCAS application cycle.
23 Barton Peveril students received offers to study at the Universities in the last academic year, placing the Hampshire-based College 7th in the country compared with the nation’s other non-selective schools and sixth forms.
Speaking on the success of the 23 Barton Peveril students, Principal Jonathan Prest said:
“I am delighted we have broken our record for the number of students winning offers to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, for the second year running! Very many congratulations to those individuals, and of course to the teachers, mentors, families and friends who have accompanied and supported them on this journey.
“How the college encourages aspiration, provides challenge, and helps to meet the individual needs of its students, is just one measure of the quality and culture of Barton Peveril. Today we are celebrating academic excellence and incredibly high achievement. On another might have been outstanding sporting or artistic achievements, volunteering and charity work or opportunities to demonstrate leadership.
“Our students have shown here that background, income, gender, ethnicity and other protected characteristics, do not and should not prevent students aiming for the top.”