A BARRY Comprehensive pupil has studied his way to one of the UK’s most prestigious universities.

Former Barry Comprehensive school head boy Matthew Williams will begin his studies at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, this September.

Matthew gained 3 A*s in biology, maths and physics, and an A in chemistry.

He took a year out from study, lecturing and working as a technician at Techniquest.

Matthew is a keen sportsman and was captain of the rugby team while in the sixth form.

Matthew said: “I am so excited to begin my studies at Oxford. I loved my time in Barry Comprehensive school and my experiences in school have left me feeling confident and well prepared to start the course.”