East Midlands

Cohort 1 (2012-13)

  • Iain Barr, Yale University
  • Sarah Hucklebridge, Wellesley College
  • Jack Shaw, Lafayette College

Cohort 2 (2013-14)

  • Charlotte Gundry, New York University Abu Dhabi

Cohort 3 (2014-15)

  • Firas Ashraf, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Hannah Bradbury, Middlebury College
  • Jordan Clark, Northwestern University
  • Lucy Davies-Kumadiro, Vanderbilt University
  • Lucy Wilkins, Yale University

Cohort 4 (2015-16)

  • Lauren Bartley, Wellesley College
  • Alice Findlay, Harvard College
  • Luke Mansfield, Rhodes College
  • Daniel Rodgers, Babson College
  • Jade Thurnham, Occidental College

Case Studies

Adam’s Story


Adam Inskip, 16, who studies at Tupton Hall Sixth Form in Derbyshire, earned a place on the US Programme in summer 2016. He is currently studying A Levels in maths, further maths, physics and product design. His ambitious is to study engineering and will make his university choices later this year.

Adam, who has hearing loss and wears hearing aids, is a Scout leader, a member of the Chesterfield Explorers and is about to complete his gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. He enjoys completing online courses in his spare time, not for the qualifications but simply because he enjoys learning.

“A lot of people who have disabilities let it hold them back. I haven’t let it hold me back. I like to think everyone has got a chance to try to achieve anything they want to. Sometimes it’s difficult, but there’s always a way around any obstacle.

“Everything I do, like this, builds my confidence and makes me realise my hearing is irrelevant. Making it through this process proves to me that it’s not a barrier.”

Adam Inskip, US Summer School alumni 2016

Iain’s Story

Ian BarrAttended Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College in Stockport, Cheshire, where he studied for A Levels in English Literature, History, German and Mathematics. Iain has been accepted to Yale on a full scholarship.
“I cannot wait to begin study at Yale; the university will provide avenues for academic and social exploration which for me far outstrip those of the rigidly-defined UK undergraduate courses I may have otherwise taken.”

Iain Barr, Yale University Class of 2017

East Midlands Students Making Headlines

State pupils spurn ‘stuffy’ Oxbridge (The Sunday Times)

Student secures a place at top college (Nottingham Post)

Delight’ at JCB Academy as top grades are given (Derby Telegraph)

Teenager to come out of university debt-free after winning financial aid (Leicester Mercury)

Teenagers hit £5.5m jackpot to study at top US universities (The Times)