A teenager who battled years of chronic mental health problems that left her virtually housebound has conquered her demons to win a place at Oxford.
Straight-A student Lotte Gleeson, from Pendle in Lancashire, spent months dealing with anxiety that made studying and socialising difficult.
But after enrolling at Nelson and Colne College, the 18-year-old said she was able to develop coping techniques which have seen her pass her final exams with flying colours.
Miss Gleeson will head to Oxford next month to study physics after getting A* in maths, further maths and chemistry, and an A in physics.
And she is determined to spread the message that mental health problems should not hold students back.