​A Perfect 10 for Oxbridge Success


We are delighted that ten Upper Sixth students at Kingston Grammar School have received Oxbridge offers for 2019 entry, representing almost 10% of the year group.

Securing offers at Cambridge University are Yiorgos Karidis to read History at Fitzwilliam, Zoe Samama to read Law at Trinity Hall and Toby Fairhurst to read Geography at Girton.

Holding offers at Oxford University are Hamza Ahmad to read Biology at St Catherine’s, Max Cairney-Leeming to read Maths & Computer Science at Lady Margaret Hall, Reuben Cooper to read Classics at Jesus, Ellena Eley to read Classical Archaeology & Ancient History at St Hilda’s, Joe Young to read Chemistry at St Hugh’s, Katie Orrell to read Geography at Teddy Hall and Amelia Petersen to read History at Balliol.

Amelia Petersen (History at Balliol) commented: “I’m so pleased to be offered a place at Oxford to study History; I can’t wait to get started!” Toby Fairhurst (Geography, Girton) said: “Studying Geography at KGS has been pivotal in my choice to read it at university.”

Mr Anthony Fitzgerald, Director of Careers & Universities, said: “The students have done extremely well. Their offers from a broad spectrum of Oxbridge courses demonstrate what a well-rounded education they receive here at KGS. This is a great achievement for these particular students, and very much down to their hard work and absolute enthusiasm for their respective subject areas.”

Head Master Stephen Lehec commented: “Our students have worked incredibly hard and their success is well deserved. I am also very pleased for the staff who have worked closely with them over the past few years, instilling an intrinsic love of learning in their respective disciplines. It’s also important to remember that all our Upper Sixth students will not only succeed academically but that they have all made exceptional contributions to the School and the wider community during their time at Kingston Grammar School.”

Pictured from left to right are

Zoe Samama, Reuben Cooper, Yiorgos Karidis, Max Cairney-Leeming, Joe Young, Katie Orrell, Ellena Eley, Toby Fairhurst, Amelia Petersen, Hamza Ahmad