Burgess Hill Academy student gains place at Oxford university

Luke Herlihy
Luke Herlihy

The Burgess Hill Academy is celebrating after one of its students gained a place at Oxford university – one of the leading universities in the world.

Luke Herlihy secured a place to study a degree in mathematics after achieving an impressive set of A-Level results.

“I understand that Luke has had an induction week at Oxford and we are so proud that he is now going to Oxford.” said Mrs Tanner, science teacher at The Burgess Hill Academy.

Luke achieved grade A* in chemistry, physics, history, mathematics and statistics.

He achieved a grade A in biology, English language, ICT and geography and a grade B in English literature and Spanish.

On September 1, 2016, The Burgess Hill Academy opened as part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust.

School’s minister Lord Nash approved plans for Oakmeeds Community College to open as The Burgess Hill Academy following extensive consultation with parents, carers and staff.

The school says its vision is to be a ‘centre of teaching and learning excellence’ and it believes every learner at the school can achieve their potential and beyond.

For more information about the school, visit www.theburgesshillacademy.org.uk or call 01444 241691.

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