Twenty-nine students at Greenhead College in Huddersfield are celebrating after being offered places at the prestigious Oxford and Cambridge universities from September 2022.  

Places have been offered on a range of course disciplines including Classics, Engineering, History, Medicine, French and Arabic, English, Land Economy, Geography, Biochemistry, Physics and Architecture.  

Greenhead College is a highly sought after and oversubscribed Sixth Form College, with students travelling to Huddersfield from areas including Halifax, Bradford, Wakefield, Barnsley and Oldham to receive the first-class education and support. 

Its Oxbridge support programme was recently celebrated by The Spectator magazine placing it the 9th most effective school/college in the UK for Oxbridge offers and the leading educational institution in the North of England for Oxbridge success.  

Lucy Dwight Beaumont, who has been offered a place to read French and Arabic at Oxford University, said: “I have received a lot of support from Greenhead College including an Oxbridge prep group where we had to deliver a presentation on anything we were interested in.

“There was also a lot of support with the admissions tests. It’s been really helpful and everyone at the college have really encouraged me to do what I want to do and what’s best for me.”

Fattouma Ben Abdallah, who has been offered a place to read English Literature at Oxford University, said: “Even if you don’t think you have a chance of getting in because even those who were unsuccessful in their Oxbridge applications still develop really strong personal statements and their applications have got them offers at Russell Group Universities and other really prestigious destinations so it’s a win-win situation.” 

Richard Pember, Oxbridge co-ordinator at Greenhead College, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled for all the students who have received offers. They thoroughly deserve this recognition for all their effort and application over what have been two incredibly difficult years on so many levels.

“Our Oxbridge programme has had to evolve rapidly to adjust to a remote world, and the students have benefitted hugely from being able to access advice, support and expertise in the form of online seminars, workshops and mock interviews.” 

Simon Lett, principal at Greenhead College, said: “We are thrilled that 29 of our students have been successful in being offered places at Oxford or Cambridge Universities. Our comprehensive Oxbridge programme enables students to obtain specialist advice and guidance to achieve success in this competitive process.”

A huge congratulations to the following students: Amy Gillard, Anna Basford, Anuraag Phadke, Barney Wakefield, Darshana Marathe, Elisa Tateo, Elise Wilkinson, Emanuel Mavares Da Silva, Emily Jenkinson, Eve Strafford, Fattouma Ben Abdallah, Hannah Murphy, Harriet Breakey, Harris Bond, Holly Carter, Iona Gallagher, Jack Crowther, Jack Edmondson, Joe Sweeney, Lottie Wood, Lucy Dwight Beaumont, Madeleine Baber, Natalya Battiwalla, Oliver Chatwood, Rohan Bhimsaria, Ruby Duncan, Shifaa Rashid, Will Carr and Will Martland