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Gresham’s Scholars

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Each year, one Venture graduate will receive a fully-funded scholarship to Gresham’s Independent School in Holt.

Venture and Gresham’s share the view that every child has a right to enjoy success, which drives the success of this partnership.

Many students succeed in gaining impressively high numbers of GCSE passes at Ormiston Venture Academy.  These include Brittany Purl and Daniel Symonds, both recipients of scholarships at Gresham’s, gained through the school’s role as educational partner to Venture Academy.

Jade Munro (2013 Scholar) achieved 14 GCSEs which included an outstanding 13 A* and A grades.  She follows proudly in the footsteps of Ashley Scarlett, who completed his scholarship in 2014.  Callum Cooke who completed his scholarship in 2013, ( now attending Oxford University to read Fine Arts) and Luba Ndidi who also completed his scholarship in 2012 and is now studying medicine in South Africa through an academic scholarship.

Tyler Munro (2018)








Tiah-Paige Davie (2017)










Lucy-Rose Baar (2016)










Brittany Purl (2015)









Daniel Symonds (2014)











Jade Munro (2013)

Jade has continued to balance her academic and sporting life with great success whilst at Gresham’s. Jade recently reclaimed her World Kickboxing Champion title alongside managing to achieve astonishingly good marks in her studies. Jade has the choice of a huge number of universities but is leaning towards undertaking a degree in pharmaceuticals at either Bath or Kingston.











Ashley Scarlett (2012)

Ashley successfully completed his 6th form scholarship and is currently on a gap year before going to University next September. We look forward to hearing where in the world Ashley decides to continue his studies, he has looked at top universities in America and Ireland as well as in the UK











Callum Cooke (2011)

Callum is the owner of a huge accolade. He is the first Venture Alumni who has made it to Oxbridge. After two very successful years at Gresham’s, Callum is now reading Fine Art at Oxford University which is a massive achievement.










Luba Ndidi (2010)

Luba enjoyed a fabulous 2-year scholarship at Gresham’s. Luba’s aim has always been to study medicine and he has achieved it! He is currently at Cape Town University studying medicine.