Our 28 Year 8 boys have certainly excelled in their senior school entrance examinations as they have achieved the second highest number of scholarships on record for St Martin’s. They have all been placed at their Senior School with 17 of them gaining an award. Twenty academic scholarships have been offered as well as 2 music, 2 sports and 1 all-rounder scholarship. The boys have much to be proud of, as they responded with determination to the guidance and support from the staff.
Competition for places at selective senior schools is always demanding and this year has been particularly challenging, therefore to have 18 boys placed at Merchant Taylors’ is very pleasing. Every year there are 20 academic awards available there and St Martin’s boys were offered 7 of these. In addition there was also 1 sports, 1 music and 1 all-rounder scholarship there.
Nine boys were offered places at Haberdashers’ Aske’s, five of those with academic scholarships. Four places were offered at St Albans with two of these as academic scholarships
There was a 100% pass rate at Berkhamsted, John Lyon and Aldenham. Five academic awards were gained at John Lyon, as well as a sports scholarship and a music award, whilst there was an academic scholarship at Aldenham.
Over the last 5 years, St Martin’s has gained a total of 95 academic scholarships, 14 sports, 8 music, 4 drama, 2 art and 2 design technology awards.
Our last three Year 8 groups have been outstanding and this year’s cohort have done extremely well. To maintain a high level of academic achievement is demanding for all concerned, so we are delighted for the boys, parents and the staff. The boys have worked very hard and fully deserve their successes. The boys have been encouraged by an outstanding group of teachers from Kindergarten through to Year 8. The staff have high expectations and also offer superb pastoral support, as well as many other opportunities for the boys outside the classroom. We know our pupils have the ‘best start in life’ and have promising futures ahead of them.
Academic: Ayaan K
Academic Scholarship: Aaryan D, Kemji M-D, Antonio M, Tomi O, Dillan S
Academic Award: Sami A, Jason C, Krish M, Dhru P, Jay S
Sports Award: Hassan M-D
Music: Jay S
Major Scholarship: Aaryan D, Tomi O,
Exhibitions: Madhav B, Zain H, Antonio M, Deeyan S
All rounder: Kemji M-D
Sport: Dillan S
Music: Kemji M-D
Academic: Dilan D, Urijah O
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