Sixth Form success stories: Ben Gibson
November 5, 2020

Leading up to our Sixth Form Information Evening on Wednesday 25 November (from 5pm), we will be running a series focusing on just a teaser of recent success stories from Rydal Penrhos Sixth.

The second pupil to feature is Ben Gibson, who spent the entirety of his senior school education at Rydal Penrhos and developed a considerable amount both academically and within extra-curricular activities of interest.

Ben’s journey began in 2011 as a Year 7 pupil. Although new to the Rydal Penrhos family, he settled in extremely well and it wasn’t long before his love for all things academic came to the fore.

This was something that became prevalent throughout Ben’s time at Rydal Penrhos, which eventually saw the pupil go on to attain a place at one of the world’s most prestigious higher education establishments.

After coming through a strenuous application process with flying colours, Ben confirmed his place at the University of Cambridge – where he is studying History.

Ben was everything you’d want in a pupil. He was polite, conducted himself in an exemplary fashion and provided younger members of the school community with support and guidance.

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There were plenty of memorable highlights from his time at Rydal Penrhos. Who could forget Ben’s campaign address during the Mock General Election as leader of the Labour Party who eventually emerged victoriously? Or his exceptional solo performances on the violin during school concerts?

He was also responsible for forming a pupil-led school newspaper alongside Elinor Davies and came away with a wealth of individual accolades during Speech Day events throughout the years.

Ben is a true Sixth Form success story and is the embodiment of what a Rydal Penrhos education provides.

Our strong academic ethos coupled with exceptional university preparation, leadership opportunities and a rich and varies extra-curriculum programme ensures departing Year 13 pupils achieve their goals and ready for the next stage of the respective journeys.


Guests are invited to register for an appointment for our Sixth Form Information Evening on Wednesday 25 November using our online form, by emailing or calling 01492 530155 and asking for admissions.

If you are unable to attend our Sixth Form Information Evening, but would like to arrange for a private socially distanced tour please contact admissions on 01492 530155 or