All Saints Roman Catholic School in York has enjoyed a record year in successful applications to Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Seven students were encouraged to apply for further study at the world famous education establishments. Four of the applicants, Robert Parkin-O’Brien, Dominic Pugh, Jean Luc Weller and Lizzie Ormerod all received conditional offers to study the sciences, law, maths and languages. In addition to this success, Helgi Clayton-MacLure is to be allocated a linguistics course at one of the prestigious colleges in Oxford University. Robert, who is studying physics, competed against twenty students over three days for one of eight places at Harvard College, Oxford, while Jean Luc and Dominic won offers in Cambridge. Lizzie, who hopes to study French and Spanish at Merton College, Oxford said, “I am honoured and excited by this fantastic opportunity but there is a lot of pressure to deliver my grades.” Head of Sixth Form, Paul Stavridis added, “All our students are immensely talented and we’re tremendously proud of their achievements this year.”
Away from academia, former Steiner student and current All Saints Sixth Form student Sophie Kingsley is to open a vintage fashion stall called Label S Vintage. The stall will be open at Newgate Market in York City Centre. She will be selling fashionable retro clothing and jewellery at affordable prices, especially beneficial in these financially austere times. Sophie has been offered advice and encouragement from the Business Studies team at All Saints in support of her entrepreneurial adventure. “It is stressful trying to start a business and study for my A levels at the same time.” Sophie commented, adding, “I am grateful to All Saints for their help in supporting my project which will hopefully be of benefit to the local community.”