Collyer’s bursary success

November 8, 2017

This week Collyer’s presented bursaries to 10 new students, in recognition of their outstanding results at school. Bursaries were awarded to a student from each of the key local partner schools and to students achieving top grades from schools north, south, east and west of Horsham.  

Oliver Colbran (who previously attended St Wilfred’s), Maddie Carey and Ellie Hutchinson (Millais); Madhavi Dave (Ifield CC), Jennifer Goodier (The Weald), Hannah Gower (Warden Park), Lily Hadfield (Holy Trinity); James Maclean (Forest), Lawrence Schofield (Tanbridge House) and Charlotte Sutherland (Towers) were each presented with a cheque by Collyer’s Principal, Sally Bromley. 

Sally Bromley explained: “We attract students from right across the region, so it is fitting that we should also reward those coming to us from farther afield. I’m sure the money will be put to good use to help support their education or extra-curricular activities while at Collyer’s.

“It is important that Collyer’s recognise the outstanding work of our excellent partner schools, by rewarding some of our new students for their academic success in year 11.”

Maddie Carey, who shared the Millais prize with Ellie Hutchinson, was thrilled: “I had such a fantastic time at Millais and I would like to thank all my teachers who helped and inspired me over the years. I would also like to thank all the staff at Collyer’s for continuing to support me in my studies. I am incredibly grateful for the generous bursary.”

Oliver Colbran, is enjoying his first term at Collyer’s after joining from St Wilfred’s in Crawley: “My results last year wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the teachers at my previous school. I am delighted to know that I have the same support behind me at Collyer’s and am excited to continue to the next step of my journey. With some hard work on my part I should be able to expect some stunning grades in 2019!”

Madhavi Dave, who previously attended Ifield Community College was delighted: “I’d just like to say a huge thank you to Collyer’s for their generosity, to all my teachers at Ifield Community College, as well as my parents for their continuous support throughout my GCSEs! I’m really enjoying my A Levels at Collyer’s and the teachers here are great. Thank you!”

Jenny Goodier, who joined Collyer’s from The Weald in Billingshurst has settled in quickly: ”I am really enjoying my first term at Collyer’s and I feel very well supported in the transition from GCSE to A Level.’

Lily Hadfield, who joined Collyer’s from Holy Trinity in Crawley said: “I am really surprised and pleased to receive this bursary and would like to thank the College for their generosity.   Studying for my GCSEs was very intense but ultimately worth all the hard work!  Thanks to the help and support of my teachers at Collyer’s, the transition from school to sixth form study has gone smoothly.  

“I have found the learning environment at Collyer’s encourages me to be independent in my studies and I am enjoying making the most of the many extra-curricular activities on offer.”

Lawrence Schofield, who previously attended Tanbridge House, was delighted: “The supportive and vibrant atmosphere at Tanbridge allows students to thrive. I’m sure that the next two years will be just as enjoyable and exciting.” 

Charlotte Sutherland, who previously attended the Towers near Steyning, was delighted: “I would like to thank Collyer’s for their kind generosity in giving this bursary, and for the warm welcome that has been given to everyone starting this year. I would also like to thank the Towers and all the staff who supported and encouraged me during my time there, especially throughout my GCSEs.”

Horsham’s College of Richard Collyer, widely known as Collyer’s, was founded in 1532 and is one of the country’s leading sixth form colleges. The institution offers free post 16 education and enjoys an “Outstanding” rating from Ofsted. In 2017, Collyer’s once again achieved excellent exam results.

A quality education remains a top priority and it is no surprise that Collyer’s attract students from across the south east of England and internationally.

Sally Bromley told the students: “You are a credit to the excellent schools you attended and I’m sure that they are extremely proud of your outstanding GCSE achievements! You’ve all made a great start to life at Collyer’s and I’m confident that your individual success stories can continue into advanced level and beyond.”