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King Alfred students are Oxbridge bound

THREE students from The King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge have received firm offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge universities next year.

Other students have been accepted for a range of other universities including St Andrews, Queen’s in Belfast, King’s College in London, Durham, the London School of economics and Loughborough.

The range of courses students from the academy are planning to study at university are equally impressive and include include music, psychology, medicine, maths, sport, history, law, biology, politics, photography and film.

Head of Sixth Form Jonathan Gaskell said: “This is a tremendous achievement by the students. Despite a challenging year, things are going on from strength to strength.

“First-generation university applicants are attracting the attention of the UK’s leading universities and this is due to their strong work ethic, high aspirations and a wonderful supportive atmosphere in the Sixth Form.”

The Sixth Form is part of The Priory Learning Trust and is attracting students from schools in Weston-super-Mare such as the Priory Community School Academy and Worle Community School Academy as well as schools in Bridgwater. The Sixth Form has benefitted from significant investment since joining The Priory Learning Trust and the facilities for students are outstanding.

Mr Gaskell added: “Our super-curricular programme and wide range of societies, clubs and competitions, usually the preserve of private schools, provide our students with the breadth of knowledge required by the best universities.

“We’re extremely proud of all our students who, despite great uncertainty in their lives, continue to aim for the top.”

Places are still available for next year on a wide range of subjects. For more information visit

Alternatively email Mr Gaskell at

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