A Coventry school is experiencing a double celebration after two students received places at one of the world’s most prestigious universities.

Daisy Meade and Franceska Tchapeu, students at Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School, have been accepted at the University of Oxford.

Daisy, aged 18 from Binley, is set to study economics and management, while Franceska, aged 17 from Henley Green, will study medicine.

Both are the first in their families to be accepted into an Oxbridge university.

They received support with their applications and interviews through the school’s excellence programme, which aims to inspire pupils to apply to Russell Group universities and support them with the process.

Franceska, who is also head girl at Cardinal Wiseman, said: “I was so shocked to find out that I had been accepted into Oxford, it’s a dream come true.

“I received a huge amount of support from the school, especially with mock interview practice. I’m now looking forward to being among some of the most able students as I go on to higher education.”

Daisy added: “It’s been years of hard work leading up to this, but I was still surprised to be accepted.

“It’s an excellent opportunity to be taught by such excellent academic minds.”

Tom Leverage, Principal of Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School - which is part of the Romero Catholic Academy, said that it is fantastic to see two students being offered places at the esteemed university.

He said: “I would like to congratulate Daisy and Franceska on being offered places on two very competitive courses, they have both done extremely well.

“They both fully participated in all aspects of school life, not just the academic side, so it is very well-deserved.

“Our excellence programme was launched less than two years ago to inspire pupils to set the bar high and go on to be successful young adults, and it is fantastic to see that two students have already received places at Oxbridge universities.”

Caption: Tom Leverage, Principal of Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School, with Franceska Tchapeu and Daisy Meade.