Islington student accepted onto Yale course

An Islington student has been accepted on a mini-course with famous Yale University in America.

Tahmid Chowdhury, of the Central Foundation Boys’ School in Cowper Street, Islington, has been selected for the Yale Summer Sessions as one of 80 from 800 applications.

Tahmid (pictured), who gained eight A*s and 7 As at GCSE, will study European languages and literature in the US for a week.

He has been part of a Central Foundation project, a collaboration with law firm Slaughter and May and charity The Access Project, encouraging pupils to apply for top universities.

Tahmid, who is now helping younger children, said: “I see how my teachers have had a positive impact on me and would like to help others.”

Head teacher Jamie Brownhill said: “This school has 72 per cent of pupils who are on free school meals and one of the most deprived intakes in the country. We are delighted that the results of the project are already beginning to show.”