Three Reepham College students have been offered places at Cambridge University, a first for the College, which has only been open for four years.
College director John Randall described them as an inspiration to future generations of students, proving admission to the world’s top universities is within the grasp of children from rural Norfolk villages.
While the College has previously sent one student to Oxford, producing three Cambridge candidates from a group of 80 is quite an achievement.
The three are Hester Fox, who received an unconditional offer to study biological and natural sciences at Girton College; Jessica Cameron-Heffer, who will study natural sciences at Downing College; and Maria Seago, who will study medicine at Gonville and Caius College.
Hester is currently working at the school helping pupils with English and maths during her gap year. She said her letter of acceptance was a pleasant surprise: “I think I had to re-read it quite a few times before I believed it. I was genuinely expecting a ‘no’ so it was a massive surprise, but I was unbelievably happy.”