A CUMBRIAN sixth-form student has been offered a place at Peterhouse College, Cambridge to pursue a degree in mathematics in the upcoming autumn term.

Sylvia is a Year 13 student at St Bees School and becomes the first student from the school's restructured Sixth Form, which opened two years ago, to successfully secure a place at the University of Cambridge or Oxford.

Deputy head and head of Sixth Form, Mr Andrew Keep, expressed his admiration for Sylvia's accomplishment.

He said: "Sylvia's success is a testament to her hard work, intellect, and resilience.

"She has demonstrated an exceptional level of dedication to her studies, and we are immensely proud to have played a part in her academic journey.

"This achievement is not only a reflection of Sylvia's capabilities but also highlights the quality of education provided at St Bees School."

St Bees School headmaster, Robin Silk echoed these sentiments and expressed his pride at Sylvia's achievement.

He said: "Sylvia's acceptance into Peterhouse College, Cambridge, is a momentous occasion for St Bees School.

"It showcases the academic excellence that our institution strives to foster.

"Sylvia's success is a source of pride for the entire school community, and we are confident that she will continue to excel in her academic pursuits at Cambridge.

"This achievement is a testament to the dedicated faculty and supportive environment that St Bees School offers to its students."