Three Oundle School pupils have each been awarded a much sought-after Arkwright Engineering Scholarship that identifies them as some of the country’s future leaders in engineering and related areas of design.

The pupils, Iola (L), Stefan (G) and Connie (K) were selected for their potential as future engineering leaders during an assessment process which looked at their academic, practical and leadership skills in STEM.

They were assessed through a rigorous selection process comprising: an application form including a teacher’s supporting reference; a two-hour aptitude exam; and a university-based interview.

The scholarships support STEM pupils through their Sixth Form studies and encourage them into top universities or higher apprenticeships. The scholarships consist of an annual financial award to each Scholar and their school, and a range of enrichment activities, such as mentoring and industry visits, that enhance a Scholar’s experience of engineering and technical design in a real-world context.

Twenty scholarships have been awarded to Oundle pupils in the last five years. Arkwright Engineering Scholarships are highly regarded by universities and industry and are one of the most prestigious accolades that a talented Sixth Form pupil can achieve.