Oleg attends a non-selective state school in inner-city London. First in the long history of this school, he is one of two students (both supported by the Top Achievers’ Programme) to gain admission to an Oxbridge University.
This programme was key to allowing me to get to Cambridge. If you're in a position to apply to Oxbridge, or other top unis - just do it. Do not let your background, or school performance define your prospects, as it is up to you to make the best of your situation. Also, remember that if you do get rejected - there are still several other options, as you would apply for 5 universities.