Revealed: The North West's Oxbridge feeder schools
We worked out which schools in the region got the most offers from Oxford and Cambridge. Manchester Grammar, Loreto, Runshaw, Winstanley and Withington Girls' lead the list
New data obtained by the Mill shows which schools in the North West get the most offers from Oxford and Cambridge. The numbers suggest the country’s most famous universities are still recruiting from a fairly narrow group of schools and colleges in the region, despite some notable state school successes.
They were released under the Freedom of Information Act, and only include schools which have made at least one application to Oxford and Cambridge - known as Oxbridge - in the past few years. Experts say the data confirms that progress in widening access to highly selective universities is still “painfully slow”.
The data shows:
Private school Manchester Grammar got the most Oxbridge offers in the region between 2017 and 2019, with 85 students offered places. The next most successful were Manchester’s Loreto College with 69 offers, and Preston’s Runshaw College with 61 offers - both very large state-funded colleges.
30 schools and colleges have amassed the vast majority - more than 60…
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