MADDY Wheeler, who lives in Ludlow, is thrilled to have received an offer of a place from the University of Oxford.

She is one of 17 students at Hereford Sixth Form College who have received offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge universities this year.

Maddy will be reading English at Christs College, Oxford.

“Never had I thought that I would be able to get a place at Oxford, I’m ecstatic,” she said.

“My college tutors told me that I should apply – they gave me confidence that I was good enough from the very first day at enrolment.”

Hereford Sixth Form College takes students from Ludlow and has close links with Christ’s College, Cambridge, and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.