South West

Cohort 1 (2012-13)

  • Nick Bonstow, Harvard University
  • Katie McMahon, Columbia University

Cohort 2 (2013-14)

  • Matthew Allen, Princeton University
  • Craig Buckthorp, Columbia University
  • Rebekah Cockram, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Morehead-Cain Scholarship Recipient)
  • Ailie Kerr, Harvard University
  • Erin Lynch, Princeton University
  • Leo Mackenzie, Lafayette College
  • Alex Stevenson, Harvard University

Cohort 3 (2014-15)

  • Kyiah Ashton, Wellesley College
  • Isaac Davis, Roanoke College
  • Alice Donnellan, Harvard College
  • Gabriella Fenton, Yale University
  • Jonathan Kimber, Union College
  • Marianne Lotter-Jones, Swarthmore College
  • Alexander Waterhouse, Dartmouth College

Cohort 4 (2015-16)

  • James Bedford, Harvard College
  • Alexander Cox, Princeton University
  • Gabrielle Joslin, Smith College
  • Tommy O’Donnell, Grinnell College
  • Ahlbie Squire, Pomona College
  • Hannah Ward, Trinity College

Case Studies

James’ story


James Bedford, 17, studying the International Baccalaureate at Torquay’s Boys Grammar School, received a full scholarship to study at Harvard University after completing the Summer School.

James says, “I now find myself in a position where I will receive four years of free education from one of the best universities in the world. It has been the craziest year of my life, juggling the rigorous US application process at the same time as studying the IB but the reward has been worth all of the effort. The support I have received from the Sutton Trust and the school has been immense.”

Head of Sixth Form, Mr James Bainbridge said: “James has done extremely well to achieve this offer from one of the world’s leading universities. He has worked tirelessly over the past 12 months and is now helping to encourage more of our current students to consider study in the US.”

South West Students Making Headlines

Colyton student’s prestigious trip (Midweek Herald)

Katie is on her way to Ivy League university (

Torpoint student wins Princeton scholarship (Western Morning News)

Torquay student offered top US scholarships (Torquay Herald)

Torquay grammar school students offered Oxbridge places, but Ailie opts for Harvard (Torquay Herald)

Erin heads for the US to take up scholarship (Torquay Herald)

Helston Community College students set sights on Oxford and Cambridge places (

A-level results bonanza at Torquay Boys’ Grammar School (Torquay Herald)

Student Alex wins a place at an American university (Plymouth Herald)

School celebrates third student to win place at American university (Torquay Herald)

 Axe Valley student wins chance of USA trip (Midweek Herald)

Tatworth student heading to US (View From Somerset)

Local student bound for Yale (View From Axminster)

Nell, 18, wins US university scholarship – and avoids student debt (MSN News)