THREE pupils from King's College have been offered places at Oxbridge universities.

Eliza Chapple, Edward Hayden-Briffet, and Bailey Cameron have set their eyes on either Oxford or Cambridge for September 2019.

They join three other students who have recently left King's in their achievements.

Bailey hopes to study biochemistry and Eliza plans to read Chinese studies at Oxford, while Edward has his sights set on studying modern and medieval languages at Cambridge.

Former King's pupil Lorcan Cudlip-Cook plans to study English, while Rudi Smith and Toby Vickers plan to study mathematics, all at Oxford.

Head of sixth form, Oliver Ridley, said: “One of the great pleasures of my job is working alongside students with the ambition and courage to apply for really competitive university courses.

"I am always hugely impressed with the time and thought our sixth formers put into their applications, because there is no shortcut to an Oxbridge place. I am simply delighted for these six young people.”

Headmaster, Richard Biggs said: “This is a bumper year for Oxbridge offers at King’s College. The result underlines our credentials as a school which values and nurtures the academic potential of students, and encourages academically ambitious boys and girls to explore well beyond the confines of the formal curriculum.

"I am particularly pleased by the breadth of subjects in which our students have succeeded. These successful students have been inspired by their excellent teachers and have been supported by a far-ranging programme of academic enrichment at the school.

"I congratulate them warmly on their achievements and wish those whose places still depend on their results well for the A level campaign that lies ahead.”