State school in east London gets more Oxbridge offers than ETON

State school in east London gets more Oxbridge offers than ETON… as deputy head of the top private school writes to parents to defend its performance

  • Brampton Manor, in Newham, announced 55 pupils received Oxbridge offers
  • By comparison, Eton College, which Boris Johnson attended, secured 48 offers
  • Eton sent a letter to parents explaining its performance in securing offers

An outstanding east London state school has overtaken Eton College and other top private schools in the fierce competition for Oxbridge offers.

Brampton Manor, an academy in Newham, announced yesterday that 55 of its pupils had received conditional offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge.

Eton College, alma mater of Boris Johnson, secured 48. 

Brampton Manor (pictured), an academy in Newham, announced yesterday that 55 of its pupils had received conditional offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge

Eton College (pictured), alma mater of Boris Johnson, secured 48 conditional offers from Oxford and Cambridge this year

Brampton Manor said on Twitter: ‘Despite the Covid pandemic, a record number of students have shown resilience and determination to secure offers from two of the most prestigious universities in the world.’

In 2014 one Brampton student received an Oxbridge offer. It had reached 25 by 2018 and 41 by 2019. 

The Newham school set up its sixth form in 2012 in the hope of getting more disadvantaged pupils into leading institutions.

From 2015 to this year, state school intake has gone up from 62.3 per cent to 70 per cent at Cambridge and from 55.6 per cent to 68.7 per cent at Oxford.

In 2014 one Brampton student received an Oxbridge offer. It had reached 25 by 2018 and 41 by 2019 (stock image)

From 2015 to this year, state school intake has gone up from 62.3 per cent to 70 per cent at Cambridge (pictured) and from 55.6 per cent to 68.7 per cent at Oxford

Meanwhile, Eton has been forced to defend its performance. 

In a letter to disappointed parents, deputy head Tom Hawkins wrote: ‘Each year we see very strong Etonian applicants disappointed, and unfortunately there have been more boys in this position this year.’

Newham is one of the most deprived London boroughs with more than half of its children (52 per cent) deemed to be living in poverty, according to the charity Trust For London.

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