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The best schools in Durham for Oxbridge and Russell Group admissions

The best schools in Durham for Oxbridge and Russell Group admissions
The best schools in Durham for Oxbridge and Russell Group admissions

From fee-paying independent schools to excellent state schools, there are plenty of education options in Durham if you have your heart set on getting into Oxbridge.

Though hard work and dedication are the driving forces behind getting into a good university, these schools can provide you (or your children) with the tools needed to succeed.

Here's a list of the top 10 schools near Durham for Oxbridge and Russell group prospects.

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Durham Johnston Comprehensive School 

Ofsted rating: Outstanding

Proportion of students admitted to Oxbridge universities: 62 percent.

Proportion of students admitted to Russell Group universities: 5 percent.

 

The Northern Echo: St Leonard's in Durham has been told it has RAAC.
The Northern Echo: St Leonard's in Durham has been told it has RAAC.

St Leonard's Catholic School 

Ofsted rating: Requires Improvement

Proportion of students admitted to Oxbridge universities: 38 percent.

Proportion of students admitted to Russell Group universities: 6 percent.

 

St Bede's Catholic Comprehensive School and Sixth Form College, Lanchester 

Ofsted rating: Requires Improvement

Proportion of students admitted to Oxbridge universities: 35 percent.

Proportion of students admitted to Russell Group universities: 2 percent.

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Durham Sixth Form Centre

Ofsted rating: Outstanding

Proportion of students admitted to Oxbridge universities: 25 percent.

Proportion of students admitted to Russell Group universities: Unknown

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Park View School 

Ofsted rating: Requires Improvement.

Proportion of students admitted to Oxbridge universities: 22 percent.

Proportion of students admitted to Russell Group universities: 1 percent.

The Northern Echo: Durham Police were called to Framwellgate School in Durham City at about 10am on Tuesday (October
The Northern Echo: Durham Police were called to Framwellgate School in Durham City at about 10am on Tuesday (October

Framwellgate School Durham

Ofsted rating: Good

Proportion of students admitted to Oxbridge universities: 20 percent.

Proportion of students admitted to Russell Group universities: 2 percent.

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St John's Catholic School and Sixth Form College

Ofsted rating: Good

Proportion of students admitted to Oxbridge universities: 17 percent.

Proportion of students admitted to Russell Group universities: 0 percent.

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Hermitage Academy 

Ofsted rating: Inadequate

Proportion of students admitted to Oxbridge universities: 13 percent.

Proportion of students admitted to Russell Group universities: 0 percent.

 

King James Academy Bishop Auckland

Ofsted rating: Good

Proportion of students admitted to Oxbridge universities: 7 percent.

Proportion of students admitted to Russell Group universities: 0 percent.

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New College Durham

Ofsted rating: Good

Proportion of students admitted to Oxbridge universities: 5 percent.

Proportion of students admitted to Russell Group universities: 0 percent.