Records Break Again for 13+ Senior School Entry

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Following the success of last year was always going to be a challenge, but this year’s candidates have surpassed all expectations and achieved an outstanding set of results. All 36 Year 8 boys have been placed at their chosen Senior Schools, with 19 gaining an award. Twenty-five scholarships have been achieved; 17 of these are academic awards.

The boys sat for one or more schools and a record 25 places were gained at Merchant Taylors’ including five academic scholarships. Two art, one design technology and one music award were also achieved by the St Martin’s boys. Five boys were offered places at Haberdashers’ Aske’s with two pupils awarded academic scholarships.

There was a 100% pass rate at John Lyon and Aldenham. Eight academic awards were gained at John Lyon and one sports scholarship, whilst at Aldenham an academic and all-rounder scholarship was achieved. In addition, one boy has been awarded sports scholarships at both Ellesmere College and Millfield and an academic scholarship at Millfield.

Over the last six years, St Martin’s has gained 91 academic scholarships, 16 sports, 4 music, 2 drama, 2 art and a design technology awards. The high quality teaching coupled with the boys’ desire to succeed have been key factors in these commendable results.

David Tidmarsh, Headmaster, said ‘I am delighted that the boys have not only had their academic capabilities recognised but also their skills in sports and the arts. The dedication of both teachers and staff has resulted in these excellent results. The 2016 year group have much to be proud of and they will have a great deal to offer their chosen senior schools in the future. To reach these high standards I am sure the boys and parents will appreciate the huge contribution of the excellent staff.’


Merchant Taylors’

Major Scholarship: Rohan Puri (Gilbert Murray), Rohan Kothari;

Minor Scholarship: Thomas Cumming, Aidan Ho, Zain Ul Haq

Art: Thomas Cumming, Zain Ul Haq

Design Technology: Alex Baldwin

Music: Oscar Khan


John Lyon

Academic Award: Adam Amrani, Sophien Amrani, Arav Bhatia, Seren Grant, Ghajan Kugathaasan, Prishal Radia, Jaiveer Singh, Haider Virjee

Sports Award: Arjun Rai


Haberdashers’ Aske’s

Academic Scholarship: Seren Grant, Vimal Mepani



Academic Award: Alex Baldwin

All-Rounder Award: Aadam Ali


Ellesmere College

Sports Award: Sean-Patrick McGowan



Academic Award and Sports Award: Sean-Patrick McGowan


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