North Walsham students celebrate success

Students from a North Walsham college are celebrating after learning they have won places at Oxford and Cambridge universities.

Four students from Paston Sixth Form College have received the news they will be starting at the universities this September.

The four had to demonstrate outstanding academic ability in their GCSE and AS results and in their predicted A-level grades.

These, together with their personal statements and College references, got them an interview, but winning a place was down to their own performance in the highly competitive interviews.

The four students are Dale Rout, 18, from Spixworth who will study mathematics at Oxford, Amorette Perkins , 17, from Sprowston and Mollie Whitehall, 17, from Sprowston, who are going to Cambridge to read Politics, Psychology and Sociology and Amy Robinson, 17, from North Walsham, who is going to Cambridge to study Veterinary Medicine.

Paston College principal Peter Mayne, said: 'I am hugely proud of their achievement in winning places at Oxford and Cambridge and on courses which are regarded as highly competitive. It is great to see students aiming high and reaching the heights of their ambition.'