SEVEN Queen’s School girls have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge universities.
They are Helen King of Chester (medicine), Rachael Lindsay of Chester (French and philosophy) and Charlotte Meara of Wrexham (modern languages), who will study at the University of Oxford, and Charlotte Gowers of Chester (mathematics), Tabatha Leggett of Wrexham (philosophy), Emily Tooke of Mold (modern languages) and Ruth Shannon, of Chester (music), who will take up places at Cambridge. Ruth has also been offered a choral scholarship.
Headteacher Catherine Buckley said: “At Queen’s we have a long tradition of success in sending pupils to Oxbridge, beginning with two of the girls who entered the school on its opening day in 1878 and subsequently went on to study at Cambridge in the 1880s.
“Since then, gaining entry to Oxbridge colleges has become increasingly competitive, but I am thrilled these students have maintained a tradition which stretches back more than 120 years. They are extremely able young women and have worked very hard to earn their success.”