Headteacher’s Blog – 6th July 2018

Oxford: why not?

We welcomed over 40 students from a range of local schools and colleges yesterday evening to come to a presentation being delivered by Keble College, Oxford. We know Keble well as we have a number of Year 9 and Year 10 students who visit every year, so they asked us to host the event for Year 12 students thinking of applying.

It was lovely to have students from our sister school, Fairfax, attend including an Erdington student from last year. I was lucky enough to teach this student and she really is Oxford material!

One of the reasons the state school percentage of students going to Oxford has not increased markedly is the low number of applicants. Programmes like this raise awareness and we are happy to be part of that