Delight for Ormiston Venture Academy pupil Tegan as she secures scholarship at Gresham’s School

Tegan Engstrom, currently in Year 11 at Ormiston Venture Academy in Great Yarmouth, has secured a boarding place in Sixth Form at Gresham’s School from September 2024. Her ambitions of going to university and joining the army, coupled with her ability to give an opinion whilst using evidence and experience to support her arguments during interview, impressed staff and helped to earn her the scholarship.

During her time at Gresham’s, Tegan hopes to study A levels in Psychology, Business and Physical Education, whilst also participating in the school’s Combined Cadet Force to support her dreams of completing a Business and Psychology degree and going on to serve in the British Army in the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Regiment.

Tegan’s further interests include swimming, something she has worked hard at over the last year as she rejoined her local team after a break due to covid restrictions. Her determination shone through as she regained her strength and stamina through running and weight training. She has also shown entrepreneurial spirit throughout her life, excelling in part time jobs and even running her own jewellery business.

She will certainly contribute to the Gresham’s community and be able to thrive in the school’s Sport department, benefitting from the extensive sporting facilities including a state-of-the-art Strength and Conditioning centre, 25-metre indoor swimming and athletics track.

Deputy Head Academic of Gresham’s, Darrell Chart-Boyles, said “During interview, Tegan demonstrated that she had researched Gresham’s and showed an excellent understanding of the opportunity that coming to study here would offer her; she will certainly make the most of this and we look forward to welcoming her in September,”

Gresham’s has partnered with Ormiston Venture Academy, to annually offer boarding places to aspiring pupils. Last year, Gresham’s awarded the OVA scholarship to Riley, who is now in Year 12 and is studying Biology, Chemistry and Psychology.