HEADMASTER John Byrne, tells me that for the second time in its history, St Bede's College, Manchester, students have obtained nine Oxbridge places.
Results as follows:Cambridge, Damien Dwyer, Churchill College, English. Oxford, Louise Blythe, St Hugh's, English. John Benson, Wadham, Classics. Jamie Tratalos, Queen's, Classics. Henry Bonsu, Magdalen, French and German. Austin Melia, Keble, French and German, David Melody, Oriel, French and Latin, Michael Stanislawski, St Edmund Hall, Geography, Angela Herbert, St Hilda's History.
The college has changed from a direct grant to an independent grammar school and it has also admitted girls to its sixth form. The two girls who are amongst these Oxbridge successes are members of the first group of girls to enter the sixth form.
This latter change has been so successful in enriching the academic, social and spiritual life of the college that the governors have decided to admit girls at eleven from September next.
Since its foundation over 100 years ago by Bishop later Cardinal Vaughan, the college has helped to educate archbishops, bishops and over 500 other priests, as well as thousands of Catholic laymen.
DR E JONES, headmaster of St Joseph's RC Comprehensive School, Port Talbot reports that two sixth for students have been offered places at Oxford University as a result of the recent Open Entrance Examinations. Steffan MilesBoard has been offered a place to read theology at Balliol College, and Catherine Phillips has been offered a place to read music at St Catherine's College.