Nearly three quarters of students at a sixth form will be on their way to Russell Group universities after successful A-level results.
The London Academy of Excellence Tottenham (LAET), a club-sponsored college based on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium campus, has celebrated its set of outstanding results.
47% of grades were either A* or A, with 75% A* to B, meaning the majority of students were able to go to Russell Group universities, with at least ten on their way to Oxford or Cambridge.
Rachael Oloyede-Oyeyemi is one of the many proud students as she achieved A*A*A and will be studying English Literature at Cambridge University.
She said: “I’m so proud. The school cultivated my love for English. They really show you how much you can achieve if you genuinely put your mind to it.”
Fellow Tottenham student Giovanni Rose is weighing up an offer to study mathematics at King’s College London alongside apprenticeship opportunities, having achieved A*AB.
Giovanni was named the Foyle Young Poet of the Year last November, beating over 6,000 young writers across the country for his poem Welcome to Tottenham.
Other students decided to take the apprenticeship route to major firms, including Ruben Blanco-Agpur, who achieved A*AA and will be starting an apprenticeship with JP Morgan in September.
Head teacher Jan Balon said: “I am thrilled by the achievements of this cohort. They have dealt with such adversity but fought through to huge success.
“In a society which often stigmatizes young people, particularly from areas such as Tottenham, it is humbling to have the opportunity to work with these students on a daily basis.”
Adam Pettitt, head of Highgate School, the principal education sponsor, said: “It is a source of real pride for Highgate School to work in partnership with our amazing sibling school and we congratulate all the young people who have achieved such brilliant results to realise theirs and their families’ ambitions.
“Tottenham’s students deserve nothing less than the very best educational opportunities; seeing them make the very best of these and take up top university places and apprenticeships is an inspiration. Well done LAET!”