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Ratcliffe College Pupil becomes Oxbridge Scholar through Sir Thomas White Scholarship

All School News | 20.08.2021

After helping his “Big Ideas” come to life at Ratcliffe College, Year 13 student and Sir Thomas White Scholar Humzah will take up a place to study French at Christ Church College, Oxford in October, after achieving a full set of A* grades in French, English Literature and History A Levels!

Humzah is the second Sir Thomas White Scholar from Ratcliffe College to gain a place at Oxbridge, following in the footsteps of  previous student Hebe Jackson, who studies Modern and Medieval Languages at King’s College Cambridge, after leaving Ratcliffe College in 2019.

Humzah said: “My transition from a state school to Sixth Form at Ratcliffe has provided me with many opportunities and skills which have made me well-prepared for university life. I am immensely grateful to the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity for this enriching experience, and I am very much looking forward to beginning my studies at Christ Church.”

Head of Sixth Form at Ratcliffe College Ben Harrison was ecstatic with the achievement, and added: ‘Humzah has achieved a great deal during his two years at Ratcliffe College and contributed a huge amount to our school community, in spite of the challenges and remote learning he has had to overcome recently! We are very proud of him, and excited for him as he embarks on this next stage of his education’.

As a Catholic School, Ratcliffe’s aim is to help children who, under normal circumstances, would not be able to benefit from a Ratcliffe education. Bursaries are available for up to 80% of the School Fee and in exceptional circumstances up to 100%. The Sir Thomas White Charity was founded in 1542 by one of the City’s most generous benefactors, Sir Thomas White. The charity provides a bursary for two years, for one strong academic student joining our Sixth Form from a state school and who lives in Leicestershire or Rutland. The scholarship is typically for a student who would not have the means to pay for a place. If you would like to know more about the Sir Thomas White charity, please click HERE

To find out more about Ratcliffe College’s scholarships or bursaries please check out our admissions page. Or better still, take a look for yourself at our Open Morning on Saturday 25th September from 9:30 – 12 noon.