By 1776, the Academy comprised 144 students spread across the full age range, from boys in Figures, aged about 13 years, to students in Rhetoric, aged 18 years or more, with a group of 11 senior Philosophy students as indicated in Table 7.1. A comparison with Table 2.1 demonstrates that, numerically, within three years of the suppression, the Academy was on a par with St Omers College in its heyday.