ELEVEN pupils are celebrating Oxbridge offers as Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools prepare to mark their 400th anniversary.

Six pupils at Monmouth School have received conditional offers from two of the world’s most prestigious universities, whilst five students from sister school Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls, are also on course to study at Oxford and Cambridge.

Among them is young actor and Monmouth School deputy head boy Wesley Nelson who played the part of the young Ian Dury in the biographical film Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and is hoping to study law at Oxford.

Jack Davies, of Usk, has an offer to study history at St Catherine’s Cambridge whilst Ben Butt, of Monmouth, is hoping to study natural sciences at Cambridge. Devan Kuleindiren, of, Coleford, plans to study computer science at Cambridge. Oliver Hudson, of Newport, has an offer to study human, social and political sciences at Sidney Sussex, Cambridge, while first eight rower Robert Leighton was offered a place studying maths at Oxford.

Three of the five students from Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls have offers to study sciences and two to study law. Great Britain and Wales sailor and British Schools medal rower Rachel Tilley, of Llandenny, has been offered a place to study engineering at Cambridge, while Roshani Badgami has received an offer from Cambridge, to study natural sciences. Charlotte Moore, of Chepstow, has a conditional place at Oxford, to study medicine. Marianne Hohendorf has an offer to study law and German at Oxford, and Rachel Lam to study law at Oxford.