A Darlington College student has become the first in its history to secure a place at Sandhurst, the prestigious Royal Military Academy.

Seventeen-year-old Chloe Dent, who studies level three uniformed public services at the County Durham-based college, secured an unconditional offer at the world-famous academy after she completes her studies.

Chloe, who wants to be an officer in the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, will begin her 42-week officer training in March next year and upon completion, will graduate as a second lieutenant.

She said: “I have really enjoyed the course at Darlington College; the tutors are so supportive. They helped me realise that I could get into Sandhurst and I’m thrilled to have made it.”

The future officer was also recently recognised for her efforts on her course at the college’s annual awards ceremony, where she received the ‘student of the year’ accolade.

Her tutor Gary Paxton added: “She thoroughly deserves her success as she is a brilliant student, with a positive attitude and high degree of enthusiasm. 

“I look forward to her completing her training when I will be very happy to salute her on her achievement.”


Main photo: Chloe with her tutor Gary 

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