The head of Woodbridge School has shared "wonderful news" as it was revealed six students had secured their places at Oxford and Cambridge universities.

The independent day and boarding school said having six Oxbridge offers makes this year one of the most successful in recent times.

Four Year 13 students received offers from the University of Oxford – Hannah has an offer to read ancient and modern history at Oriel, Oliver will read classics at New College, Kitt has an offer to read law at Magdalen and Amy has an offer to read French and modern Greek at St Peter’s.

Meanwhile, two Year 13 students are set to study at the University of Cambridge.

Maggie has an offer for theology, religion and the philosophy of religion at Murray Edwards, while Katie has an offer to read veterinary medicine at Homerton College.

Shona Norman, the head of school, said: "This is such wonderful news, the entire community of Woodbridge School shares the delight and celebration of such an amazing accomplishment for each and every one of these Year 13 students.

"It’s testament not only to the students’ hard work, commitment, focus and dedication to their studies, but it also underlines the ethos and values of Woodbridge School, where all of our students work with teachers to find their individual pathway, to discover and nurture their talent and passions, so they can be the best version of themselves today, and in the future."

Anne Wright, head of academic scholars and Oxbridge, added: "Each year getting in to Oxford and Cambridge becomes more and more competitive, and I am delighted for our offer-holders. 

"They have taken up all the opportunities offered by Woodbridge’s FitzGerald Programme for academic high-fliers, including successful entries into seven essay competitions last year, while also contributing enormously to the school in drama, music, debating, the Cadet Force and art. 

"I am immensely proud of them all."