KING Edward VI College, Stourbridge, has celebrated the success of 24 of its students who have secured offers at Oxford and Cambridge universities.

The high-flying students have worked with the college’s Aspire team to work towards getting accepted onto top degree courses.

More than 75 students from the college have successfully applied to Oxbridge in the past five years – an achievement KE bosses said highlights not only the talents of students but the effectiveness of the college’s guidance.

Principal Holly Bembridge said: “I am proud of the achievements of these students: it is brilliant that so many of them were successful in such a competitive process. I am even more proud of the discipline, focus and passion for their subjects that propelled them to this success. Our Aspire team were crucial too - skilfully tailoring support right through the application, test and interview stages.”

Students went through the rigorous process of applying with the bespoke support of the college’s Aspire team – for aspirational teenagers keen to progress to competitive universities and high-flying careers.

Nick Barley, head of Aspire, said: “It's always a pleasure supporting our applicants to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and each year we are inspired by their ability, ambition, and commitment to a challenging and highly competitive process.

“Each student worked with a member of the Aspire team to help with course and institution selection, the drafting of personal statements, and interview preparation, and also attended entrance test preparation sessions where applicable.

“We are extremely proud of each and every student who applied, and are also very grateful for the support they received from subject teachers, personal tutors, fellow students, and parents and guardians.”

Students have earned placements in fields including medicine, music, English, history, classics, engineering, modern foreign languages, earth sciences, chemistry, and computer science.