FOUR Highbridge sixth form students have been called up for interviews by one of the UK's top universities.

Jack Murphy, George Simmons, Charlie Valentine and Anya Butler, students at The King Alfred School Academy, have been selected for interview by the University of Oxford after a testing application process.

Jack and George have applied to read Economics and Management while Charlie and Anya have applied to study Experimental Psychology.

The news comes after the school hosted a sixth form open morning on Saturday (November 30), and amid record numbers of students receiving offers from some of the UK’s top universities.

Jonathan Gaskell, head of sixth form at The King Alfred School Academy, said: “This is a brilliant year.

"On the back of record numbers of students joining, we have the highest number of offers from the UK’s top universities:

“This highlights the high calibre of students in the sixth form and the hard work and devotion of teaching staff who work to prepare their students for the world's leading universities.”

The school's sixth form is enjoying record numbers of 110 students starting this year, and with some of the South West‘s best performance statistics.

Other university offers include St Andrews, Glasgow, Durham, York, Sheffield, Warwick, Nottingham, King's College London, Surrey, Bristol and Exeter.

The school's sixth form is part of The Priory Learning Trust and is attracting students from schools in Weston-super-Mare including Priory Community School Academy, Worle Community School Academy, as well as Bridgwater.

Students attending the sixth form receive a bursary for travel as well as a free laptop for their studies.