Posted on: January 27th 2022

London Academy of Excellence students celebrate Oxford and Cambridge offers

London Academy of Excellence - Stratford is celebrating 31 students receiving conditional offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

LAE students have worked incredibly hard to receive offers to 21 different courses at Oxford and Cambridge, including our first ever offers for Computer Science, Human Sciences and Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic.

Over half of the students represent the first generation in their family to gain a place at a university. Half of the offer-holding students attended secondary school in the London Borough of Newham, one of the poorest in the capital. One third of the students have been eligible for free school meals during their secondary education.

“LAE was set up to improve the life chances of ambitious and hard-working young people from low-income backgrounds and minority groups. This latest set of results demonstrates that those groups deserve much greater representation at the country’s finest universities,” said Headteacher Alex Crossman.   

Before LAE was founded in 2012, only three students gained places to Oxford and Cambridge from Newham schools and colleges and fewer than 40 progressed to Russell Group universities. Since 2014, LAE has sent ≥120 to Oxford or Cambridge universities and ≥1,200+ students to Russell Group universities.

This celebrated achievement is also featured in The Times, the article can be found here.

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