17 Loreto students have secured places to study at Oxford and Cambridge University from September after successfully meeting their very demanding offers for a place at one of these prestigious institutions.

The successful students came to Loreto Sixth Form College from a range   of high schools  in  Manchester, Salford, Stockport and Oldham.

Year on year, Loreto graduates go head to head with thousands of applicants from all over the globe and succeed. This achievement is no easy feat, it requires an extensive amount of work and commitment from students as well as support from Loreto staff.Students with ” Oxbridge ” potential at Loreto are offered a bespoke programme designed to develop each student`s debating and thinking skills by an  in-house team of specialist teachers  who  have decades of experience preparing students  for  their December  Entrance Examinations and intensive selection  interviews. Academic staff from both Universities regularly visit Loreto to deliver subject specific classes and application seminars.

The successful 17 will be studying a range of subjects and couldn’t be happier:

 Oxford University:

Codie Wood  (A*A*A*A*) from All Hallows will be studying Mathematics – Pictured above

Megan Royle (A*A*A*) who was at St Ambrose Barlow will be reading Law

Alex Jackson (A*A*A*B) who joined us from Saint Philip Howard will study Chemistry – Pictured right

Katie Swann (A*AAA) who was at St Matthews High School will be reading Chemistry

Daniel Hall (A*AAB) former Parrs Wood High School student will study Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Joschua Spiedel-Johnson (A*AA) who joined Loreto from Chorlton High School will read Civil Engineering

Rosa Haworth (A*A*A*) from Chorlton High School will read English Language and Literature

Greta Simpson (AAA) from Kingsway High School will study Spanish and Arabic

Rebecca Price (A*A*AA) from Failsworth High will be studying Biochemistry (Molecular and Cellular)

Ashley Broadhurst (A*A*A) who was at Wright Robinson will be reading History and English

Sara Beitlafteh (A*AAA) from Salford City Academy will study Engineering


University of Cambridge:

Nathan Meades (A*A*A*A*) Former Priestnall student will be reading History

Freddie Jensen (A*A*A*A*A) who joined Loreto from Kingsway High School will study Mathematics

Georgina Gledhill (A*A*A*A) who was at Fairfield High School and Haneen Zeglam (A*A*A*A*) from Manchester Islamic High School for Girls will be studying Human, Political and Social Sciences

Ellis Birch (A*A*A*) from Salford City Academy will be studying Chemical Engineering via Natural Sciences

Kara Mohammed (A*A*A*A*) who came to Loreto from Wright Robinson will be studying Medicine


Ann Clynch, Principal said: “We are incredibly proud of our students. To achieve such success in a climate of increasing competition and with the added pressures of entrance exams is impressive and a testament to the hard work of our students and the support of our staff”