Above: Celebrating success John Chan, Callum Richardson, Clare Routledge, Sam East and Sid Baines
Five students from Merchant Taylors’ Schools are celebrating offers from Oxbridge this year.
Callum Richardson from Hillside, Clare Routledge from Birkdale, Sam East from Orrell Park, John Chan from Liverpool and Sid Baines from Crosby have all received offers from the country’s two oldest seats of learning.
Following in the footsteps of such eminent Cambridge alumni as CS Lewis and Samuel Pepys, John Chan has chosen Magdalene College where he will study architecture.
Another pupil on her way to Cambridge is Clare Routledge, who has been offered a place at Homerton College to study education with history.
Lincoln College, Oxford, is the destination for deputy head of school, Sam East, where he will read history.
Senior monitor Callum Richardson will study economics and management at Brasenose College, Oxford, after completing A Levels in economics, further maths and physics.
Mathematician Sid Baines will take up a place at the oldest royal foundation in Oxford – Oriel College.
Heads of Schools, Mrs Louise Robinson and Mr David Cook, have both expressed their pride at the achievements of these five students at a time when Oxbridge entry is more competitive than ever.
“It has been another fantastic year for all Year 13 students at Merchant Taylors’ with the vast majority receiving excellent university offers and their first choice options.”