Oxbridge Offers for Sedberghians

Following their applications and interviews, we’re delighted to learn that two current Upper Sixth pupils and an Old Sedberghian have been offered places to study at Cambridge and Oxford University.

Isabella (Robertson House) shared her wonderful news, following her offer to read Classics at Merton College, Oxford. At the start of the year, Isabella was part of a select group of pupils who was awarded an academic booth on the top floor of our Library. This prestigious accolade, provides a personal space for our selected pupils to carry out their independent learning outside of classroom teaching. Outside of the classroom, Isabella is an integral member of the Girls’ 1st XI hockey side and she was also part of the team who completed the Three Peaks Yacht Race this summer, raising over £4000 for Young Lives vs Cancer

Six pupils proudly standing with the total raised for charity
Isabella (Pictured, left) with other team members; Joe, James, Rosie, Sam & Ben

Archie (Powell House) was also delighted to share his news that he has been offered a place to read Music at Trinity Hall, Cambridge next year. Archie has been ever-present within our Performing Arts, regularly performing in recitals, as part of our Chapel Choir or on stage in our Drama performances. As well as being named a School Prefect this year, Archie was also awarded his Drama colours after this year’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar. An accolade that recognises the tremendous service Archie (and other recipients) has given to Performing Arts throughout his time at Sedbergh School.

Archie plays the flute on stage
Archie performing earlier this year at our ‘Night at the Movies’ event

As well as our current pupils, we also support our Old Sedberghian community with their UCAS applications, for those pupils who want to apply for University in their time after leaving Sedbergh. OS Olivia Shaw (Lupton House 2018-2020), who is currently studying at Durham University, has been offered a place at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge for her master’s degree in Real Estate Finance. Olivia joined us for Sixth Form and made an immediate impact in her Boarding House, and especially on the Netball Court, as she was part of our 1st VII unbeaten season, marking one of the most impressive seasons in our School’s history.

Olivia playing netball for Sedbergh School
Olivia in action for 1st VII in the Hirst Centre

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