University offers and funding for a Uganda school at Harrogate Ladies’ College

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Sixth Form pupils at Harrogate Ladies’ College have achieved massive success with an 81 per cent offer rate from some of the top Universities in the UK.

This is set against national average of 73 per cent and includes 94 offers from Russell Group Universities, 17 per cent of girls receiving offers from Durham, and medicine offers from Imperial, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, and Nottingham.

Principal Sylvia Brett said: “We are delighted that so many of our girls have received offers from their university of choice.

“It is a testament to their passion for learning and for all the hard work and effort our teaching staff have made to give them the right kind of guidance and support.”

In other news from Harrogate Ladies’ College, boys and girls from Highfield Prep School are celebrating the opening of a brand new school in Uganda which they helped to fund.

The Salvation Way Primary School in Bombo, Uganda, was built by the charity, CRMI - Children of Hope. Highfield has been supporting the project since 2013 and has raised more than £5,000 to fund the building of classrooms and equip each child with a back pack, uniform and solar lamp to enable them to see to do their homework.

To celebrate the opening of the school, charity representative John Bunjo visited Highfield to thank pupils and staff in person.

“The support we’ve received from Highfield has been amazing and we couldn’t have got the school open without their help”, he said.

The new school now has 53 pupils who wouldn’t otherwise have had access to a formal education.

Highfield staff and pupils are continuing to work with the school to provide teacher training and curriculum advice as well as sponsoring 25 children on an on-going basis.