Townley Grammar School is celebrating the success of seven of its students who have been offered places at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities. The students have received offers for a range of course from History of Art to Computing.  The numbers represent the highest uptake yet for the school, which this year was placed in the Top 100 schools nationally by the Times.


The Headteacher, Desmond Deehan said “This has been a record year for us in every way and reflects the success of our strategies to raise further the attainment of our students’.


The school last year initiated the Oxbridge Consortium comprising the four grammar schools in Bexley - Beths Grammar School, Bexley Grammar School, Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School and Townley Grammar School, with the aim of boosting the success of Oxbridge candidates from the four schools by sharing the wealth of expertise within them and collaborating with other schools beyond Bexley.


Mr Deehan said of the consortium “Individually we are all very successful schools and we realised that by pooling together we can better enable all our students. We have conducted mock Oxbridge interviews across the four schools and shared information to better advise candidates. This year’s success suggests that it has worked. For Townley Grammar School, over 60% of the students interviewed were offered a place which is an extremely high success rate.”


Townley Grammar also works closely with St Olave’s Grammar School and Bullers Wood School in Bromley and the Consortium plans to offer its services to other schools in Bexley who have Oxbridge candidates.


Pictured are the Townley Grammar School students who have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge.

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Ella Hollis – Natural Sciences at Churchill College, Cambridge.

Ewa Iyaniwura – Studying Chemical Engineering at Newnham College, Cambridge.

Kamile Matulenaite    – Studying Computer Science at Girton College, Cambridge.

Charlotte Coventon – Studying Geography at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.

Isobel Frankis – Studying History at Pembroke College, Oxford.

Alice Hawkins – Studying French and German at St Hilda’s College, Oxford.

Molly Nickson – Studying History of Art at Christ Church College, Oxford.

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