FORTY students at a Colchester school are celebrating after landing places at Oxbridge.

A near record number of pupils at Colchester Royal Grammar School have been offered places at Oxford or Cambridge this autumn.

The total is the second highest in the school’s history, one behind the record of 41.

There were 26 offers from Cambridge and 14 from Oxford, which covered a variety of colleges and subjects. Six students received offers from Cambridge to study medicine, one of the most competitive courses.

See Friday's Gazette for more