A KNUTSFORD student is among a group of 12 sixth formers celebrating after getting offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge universities later this year.

Ellie Stonehouse, from Mere, has been offered a conditional place to read medicine at Jesus College, Cambridge and hopes to pursue a career as a doctor.

Currently studying maths, further maths, chemistry and biology, with an AS in physics, the 18-year-old, who joined Withington Girls’ School in Year 7, is a member of the school orchestra, has participated in the World Challenge initiative and out of school enjoys tennis.

Ellie said: “I was delighted and excited when I received my offer, relieved that my hard work had paid off. I am very grateful for all the extra support provided by the school.”

Withington’s headteacher Sue Marks said: “Competition for places at Oxford and Cambridge has always been very closely fought and, since the introduction of tuition fees, it has become increasingly international. We are delighted for our girls’ successes in competition with some of the world’s most able students.”