Five are off to Oxbridge

Success: Stonyhurst students will be going to Oxford
Success: Stonyhurst students will be going to Oxford

Five Stonyhurst College sixth formers have gained places at Oxford University.

Lucia Turner, from Hurst Green, has been offered a place to study medicine at Lincoln College and James Powell, from Clitheroe, will read law at Lady Margaret Hall. Both have attended Stonyhurst since Year 7.

Charlotte Redmond, from Rossendale, who is Stonyhurst’s head girl, will read biomedical science at St Catherine’s College.

Simon Whittle, a boarder at Stonyhurst from Bromsgrove, will read philosophy and theology at St Benets Hall.

Simon and Charlotte have been pupils at the school since Year 9.

Natalya Filvarova from the Ukraine, who joined the school for the sixth form, will read experimental psychology at Queen’s College.

Stonyhurst’s headmaster, Andrew Johnson, said: “It is incredibly difficult to get into Oxford or Cambridge and I am delighted with the achievements of these five young people.

“Their success is the result of sheer hard work and the excellent support they have received from their teachers.”

The college has also recently celebrated the opening of its brand new dining refectory.