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School's bumper crop of Oxbridge students.

Byline: KAT KEOGH Education Correspondent kat.keogh ?

IT'S one of the Midlands' most successful schools for educating bright young minds.

But Solihull School has surpassed all expectations this year after almost a dozen students landed places at Oxbridge.

A total of 11 sixth formers at the independent school have won conditional offers to study at Oxford or Cambridge from the autumn. This year's crop of students have doubled last year's tally for Oxbridge offers - and trebled the numbers of 2011.

Nine students have been accepted by Oxford, including Dan Murphy, Sophie Tillman and Joe Watson, who have all been offered places to study medicine, while Jack Fowles and Joe Halbert will both be reading history.

Oxford offers have also been awarded to Naryan Branch to read geography, Mary Montgomery for psychology and philosophy, Hannah Smith for physics and Rebecca Took will study English.

Meanwhile, Alex Lloyd is Cambridge-bound after accepting an offer to study maths along with Arun Baxter, who is set to study philosophy.

Head teacher David Lloyd said: "I am delighted for the students who have all worked extremely hard and deserve their success.

"Credit also goes to Dr Helen Johnson and Daniele Harford, two of our Oxbridge-educated teachers, for helping them through the demanding selection process."

Solihull School recorded a 100 per cent A-level pass rate for the seventh year running in last summer's results, with an impressive 85 per cent of passes graded at A* to B.


Oxbridge-bound are Daniel Murphy, Joe Halbert, Alex Lloyd, Nayan Branch, Jack Fowles, Rebecca Took, Joe Watson, Arun Baxter, Mary Montgomery and Hannah Smith.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
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Date:Apr 20, 2013
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