At this time of the year the VIII are busy finalising their higher education plans or making decisions on a variety of exciting gap year opportunities. We are delighted with the news of offers from American colleges which emerged over the Easter break. Whilst some final decisions have yet to be made, all eleven of our candidates who applied to US universities have exciting offers to choose from. Institutions making offers to Paulinas include: Amherst, Berkeley, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, UChicago, UPenn, UVA, Wesleyan, Williams and Yale. Earlier in the year we had news of girls’ Oxbridge applications with 55 girls receiving conditional offers from various colleges. Moreover, there have been many splendid offers from Russell Group universities and ten medical applicants have secured offers from leading institutions. It has been an exceptional year all round.