Exciting news for our sibling school London Academy of Excellence, Tottenham, as ten Y13 pupils receive offers from Oxbridge universities this year!
Our Head Adam Pettitt said:
“Jubilation doesn’t quite capture how excited and pleased we are for our sibling school, LAET, and their students! It’s great that, in the place for academic rigour, ten young Tottenham students have come up against the brightest in the land and won places at two of this country’s most elite universities. Their brilliant success shows just how much partnership between schools can achieve. I’m sure that Oxford, Cambridge and Whitehall will notice just what a difference schools like LAET, working with their local independent schools, are making to social mobility.”
Having opened its doors in September 2017, LAET’s first cohort received their A-Level results last summer, with more than half winning places at Russell Group Universities – this compares to just 1% of all school students in Tottenham for the last academic year before the free school opened (2016-17).
This included Nurgul Sahin, who became the school’s first graduate to win a place at an Oxbridge University – she currently studies History and Politics at St Catherine’s College, Oxford.
The latest Oxbridge offers to LAET pupils have been made across a wide range of subjects, including Medicine, English, Languages, Maths, Engineering, Geography and History.
Jan Balon, LAET Head said:
“We are incredibly proud of our Oxford and Cambridge trailblazers as we are of those students with offers for such a range of elite universities in the UK and abroad. They are proving that with the right support and resources, relative economic disadvantage need not be a barrier to academic success”.
Donna-Maria Cullen, Executive Director of Tottenham Hotspur, LAET’s business sponsor, said:
“Congratulations to the students who have received Oxbridge offers – we wish them the best of luck for the remainder of their studies. The Club is delighted to have been able to facilitate the LAET – along with our education partner Highgate School – as part of our wider stadium scheme, providing the area’s brightest young people with the opportunity to study right here in Tottenham, receiving a first-class education with teaching expertise from leading private schools.”