Success for Yarm School Students

Home » News » Success for Yarm School Students

Success for Yarm School Students

Five Yarm School students are en route to study at two of the most prestigious universities in the country.

Shilpi Nanda and Ananya Singh secured offers from the University of Oxford, while three students, including Rebecca Keetley and Abhinav Ramisetty, have been offered places at the University of Cambridge.

They will be studying a wide range of subjects: Chemistry, Economics, Natural Sciences, History and French, and Biochemistry.

Yarm has a strong track record of pupils gaining places at Oxbridge and Russell Group universities, as well as being accepted onto competitive Medical, Dentistry or Veterinary (MDV) courses. Over the past five years, an astonishing 73 students have gone on to study MDV courses, an average of 14% of each cohort. In recent years, the school has also had students accepted on to an increasing variety of courses, gaining success in Humanities, Languages, Engineering and more, including a pupil studying Popular Music at the highly selective Royal Northern College of Music and others gaining places to study Art, Drama and other creative subjects. 

Huw Williams, Headmaster at Yarm, said: “I am immensely proud of our pupils; their hard work, determination and fascination with their subjects, working independently way beyond the syllabus has been recognised by Oxford and Cambridge universities. They do this at Yarm while also throwing themselves into the wide extracurricular activities on offer here, gaining a rounded and rich education. 

Applications to these two universities are increasingly competitive with a steady increase in the number of applications nationally and less than 1 in 5 applications is successful. 

Arguably more competitive still is the application process for apprenticeships with some of the UKs top firms.  We are delighted that Finlay Gilraine has recently learned that he has been accepted on to PwC’s Business Management Flying Start degree apprenticeship programme after an intensive selection process.  Finlay follows in the footsteps of a steady stream of Yarm students gaining success on this highly selective route and is looking forward to starting his apprenticeship in Belfast in September.

“Our dedicated Careers support aims to help our students select the right course and right university for them. It is particularly pleasing to see our Sixth Form students making informed decisions about their future and gaining success in their diverse applications.”