Oxbridge Beckons for Wellington Pupils

06 Feb 2017

Two pupils from Wellington School have received Oxbridge offers this year.

Charlie Cooper has an offer from Cambridge University for Classics, and Sophie Bennett has an offer also for Classics at St Hugh’s College, Oxford.

“We are very proud of Sophie and Charlie’s achievement in receiving offers from Oxford and Cambridge. This is not only a reflection of their academic potential, but also a just reward for their hard work and dedication to their studies over several years. The fact that both pupils are extremely busy in numerous other areas of school life makes their success all the more impressive,” commented Henry Price, Headmaster of Wellington School.

“We have a fine tradition of Classics at Wellington and have had a number of pupils over the years moving to Oxbridge or Yale to study this rewarding subject. As Headmaster, I am delighted that pupils continue to enjoy the challenges presented by ancient languages as well as the richness that comes from a knowledge of the classical world. It is an important part of our curriculum at Wellington and I am delighted that some of our pupils, including Sophie and Charlie have also begun teaching Latin as an after school club at Wellesley Park Primary School.”

“At Wellington School, our dedicated and experienced staff work extremely hard to support all our students in their university choices and guide them through the process so their expectations and hopes are realistic and achievable. It is so rewarding for all the staff when these hardworking and talented students receive Oxbridge offers, and I warmly congratulate them on their success,” concluded Henry Price.

Photo: Wellington School’s Oxbridge students: Charlie Cooper and Sophie Bennett