YEAR six students at Snaresbrook College Preparatory school are celebrating exam success after winning scholarships to grammar and independent schools.

Jamie Patel, a pupil at the school in Woodford Road, South Woodford, has been offered scholarships to four separate independent schools Bancroft's, Forest, Chigwell and the City of London School.

After deciding on the City of London School Jamie will be starting there in September.

Meanwhile, children from years four and five have returned from a four-day trip to York.

After getting their bearings with a trip on the River Ouse, the children explored the city's Roman heritage at Brigantium in Murton Park, before digging up the past in the city's Archeological Research Centre.

Other attractions including the Yorvic Centre, the National Railway Museum and York Minster were also visited during their stay.