Merton recognises its top class achievers

Merton Council celebrated the many achievements of the borough’s young people yesterday with a special event for secondary school pupils at the top of their class.

Top secondary school pupils in Merton attended the event on Tuesday, 7 September held at the Civic Centre in Merton where they were given praise by the Mayor of Merton and Councillor Peter Walker for their outstanding results and individual successes.

St Ann’s School, The Smart Centre, Cricket Green School, Bishopsford, Raynes Park, Ricards Lodge, Rutlish, Ursuline and St Mark’s colleges all nominated pupils who achieved great personal results as well as stars who had scooped top GCSE results or excelled at particular subjects.

Councillor Peter Walker cabinet member for education said: “It is great to see so many of Merton’s young people doing so well. Pupils of all abilities have worked really hard for this achievement.

“The education of all our young people is one of our top priorities and part of that commitment involves recognising and rewarding pupils when they do well.”

“We are looking forward to seeing our pupils continue to succeed as they are now able to further their education in Merton’s new and established sixth forms.”

Top achievers from each school are as follows:


Chido Ndewere

Gigi Mann

Max Coldwell

Maya Vicheva

Sam Ashen

Raynes Park:

Angelo Liao

Lucy Allen

Kristina Godwin

Bakhtar Ahmad

Kan Calvin-Cranenburgh

Ricards Lodge:

Jessica tingle

Sifat Uddin

Kiruthika Ananthan

Laraeb Nawaz

Chloe Convey

Aaina Mittal


Conor McGuire

Evan Watson

Rilwan Raji

Joel Bates

Luqmaan Dar

Prayank Joshi

Jonny Blatchford

Sam Boyle

Alfie Rae Smith

Robert Lane

St Mark’s Academy :

Lathanky Paranchothy

Deanna Tyler

Benjamin Harvey James

Danish Khan

Sharika Akhter

Pawell Zackiewicz


Sorocha Healy

Rachel Fardon

Jehanara Megta-Jamooji

Anastacia Daskajinannis

Josette Wilson

Serena Scalzon

Smart Centre :

Danielle Maguire

Cricket Green :

Luke Pillay

Louis Wright