FOUR students from a school in Somerset have received offers to study at two of the world’s most prestigious universities.

The students, from Millfield School in Street, have been offered places at Oxford University and Cambridge University.

Upper Sixth student Emily Paterson from Somerset has received an offer to study Medicine at Oxford University.

Upper Sixth students Connor Collins from Somerset, Yuhka Machino from Japan and Lily De Lacy from Chichester have received offers from Cambridge University to study Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS), Mathematics and History.

Somerset County Gazette: STUDENTS: all have received offers to study at either Oxford or Cambridge university

Millfield headmaster Gavin Horgan said he was “delighted” for the pupils.

“I am absolutely delighted for Emily, Connor, Yuhka and Lily, who are not only are incredibly talented academics, but they are also well-rounded athletes, musicians and artists,” he said.

“Millfield seeks to discover the brilliance in every student, and it is wonderful to see that students with such diverse abilities can flourish and thrive here.

“I hope these offers inspire others at Millfield to achieve their academic dreams.”

The Oxbridge preparation programme at the school is overseen by head of academic extension, Dr Abbie Pringle, who has both an MSc in Neuroscience and DPhil in Psychology from Oxford University.

During the programme, students will take part in an array of extra-curricular activities including clubs and seminars.

They will hear from and questioning external speakers and will take part in a mentoring programme.

They are encouraged to and regularly participate in academic competitions.