5 of the best for Keswick School

For Keswick School Sixth Form the last couple of weeks have seen offers flying in from top universities across the UK and abroad. This year five Keswick School students have received offers of places to study at Oxbridge.  Elizabeth Carr (from Cockermouth) and Samuel Snyder (from Keswick) have both been offered places at the Queens' College, Cambridge, to study Classics and Computer Science and Mathematics respectively, and James Scoon (from Keswick), Richard Sykes (Boarding student) and William Agnew (from Whitehaven) have won offers from Oxford. James and Richard were both successful in their applications to Brasenose College to study Mathematics and PPE respectively, whilst William has a place to study Mathematics at Worcester College.


Keswick School Sixth Form has an exceptional record of gaining offers from the prestigious universities in the Russell and 1994 Groups. Many pupils have received offers from all of their five choices and now have the difficult job of deciding which they will accept! Year on year we send over half of our students to Russell or 1994 Group universities to study on courses including Medicine, Law, Veterinary Science, Physics, Maths and English to name but a few.  We do our best to forge links with them: we have “Partner” status with Newcastle University, our students take part in progression schemes with Durham University and Lancaster University, and we have strong ties with the Queen’s College, Oxford University, including a representative from this prestigious Oxford College on the Governing Body and Board of Trustees.

‘These offers accurately reflect our Sixth Form students who are mature, confident, focussed and distinctive. We support our students through mock interviews, wider work experience, volunteering and a variety of leadership opportunities including a well-developed prefect system. This is widely recognised by university admissions tutors and the result is that almost all our students obtain a place at their first choice university’.  Simon Jackson (Headteacher)

Simon Jackson
15th January 2014