LAE Passes the 100 Oxbridge Offers Milestone
London Academy of Excellence Stratford (LAE) passes the milestone of 100 Oxbridge
offers with 129 offers in just 7 years.
LAE’s students have broken records for the 5th year running, with 37 students, almost
half of this year’s applicants, receiving offers to study at Cambridge and Oxford
colleges in 2020. This takes the school to a total of 129 offers since its first cohort
received their university offers in 2014.
This year’s offers cover a huge range of academic disciplines, such as Classics, Land
Economy, Theology, Maths, Geography and History and Politics, as well as the most
competitive courses including Medicine, Law, PPE and Economics.
Coming swiftly after the school’s record breaking 2019 A-Level results of 93% A*-B
and 65% A*-A, these offers represent another high point for the school. Chair of
Governors, Barnaby Lenon, noted that "the results confirm the fact that the
London Academy of Excellence is one of the most successful schools in England."
LAE’s Headteacher, Scott Baker said “I am thrilled for our students who have worked
so hard, and I’m pleased to see LAE at the forefront of efforts to improve widening
participation and access to elite universities. I am grateful to our teachers, donors,
HSBC and partner schools who have all contributed to this success, and it is also
important to recognise the work that Cambridge and Oxford have put in to help
address access issues.”
Assistant Head, Anushka Chakravarty, who oversees preparation for early applicants
said “I am delighted that the hard work of so many students has been rewarded,
and that they have received the offers that they hoped for. Our conversion rate for
applications to offers is more than double the Oxbridge average of 21%.”
Receiving offers is only half the story though, and Deputy Head, Claudia Harrison,
said “We are greatly encouraged by the percentage of LAE students going on to
meet their offers - last year, we received 26 offers and sent 25 students to Oxford and
Cambridge. For this year’s cohort, the real work begins now, and we wish them