Ormiston Meadows Academy pupils graduate from Cambridge University

Twelve talented pupils from Ormiston Meadows Academy, part of Ormiston Academies Trust, have successfully completed the Brilliant Club programme, culminating in their graduation ceremony at Selwyn College Cambridge.


The Brilliant Club is a charity that works to widen young people’s access to university by placing PhD candidates in schools to mentor students. It already works in a number of Ormiston Academies Trust secondary schools but Ormiston Meadows is the first primary academy to participate in this fantastic initiative.

The programme saw PhD tutors visit Meadows students every week in school, running study skills sessions for a period of six weeks ahead of pupils completing a 1,000 word essay on Pythagoras theory.

The programme has been a fantastic opportunity for the local pupils to advance their academic skills,  inspiring them to reach high and start thinking about university at a young age.

Lizzie Papworth, Assistant Principal at Ormiston Meadows Academy, said:

"We are extremely proud of  all the pupils who participated in this programme. The results are greatly deserved and truly reflect their hard work and effort. The graduation from Selwyn College was a truly memorable experience which they will remember for years to come.

"At Ormiston Meadows Academy, as with all academies within Ormiston Academies Trust, our vision and aims are to ensure children are given the best life chances possible. Working with the Brilliant Club provides us with more opportunities to stretch and challenge our most able pupils and inspire them so they have the best chance to reach their full potential."