A staggering 19 Oxbridge places have been offered to Hampton School sixth-formers this week, for subjects as diverse as medicine, chemistry, English, modern languages, philosophy, engineering and natural sciences.

Six of the senior rowing squad were among the Oxbridge offers, including School Captain, Harry O’Loughlin, who was offered a place at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge to read engineering.

Eight upper sixth boys are currently awaiting decisions from US universities, with swimmer Oscar Jameson already in receipt of a place at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he will be part of the varsity swimming team.

Headmaster, Kevin Knibbs, said: “It is extremely pleasing that so many Hamptonians have again earned the opportunity to attend the world’s leading universities.

“Our boys’ distinctive combination of exceptional academic and all-round achievement is enabling them to succeed even though the international competition for places at leading universities continues to increase year-on-year.”

Hampton sixth-formers are also receiving offers from other leading educational institutions, including University College London and Imperial College, with 31 obtaining offers from these universities.