Merton rewards top achievers

Merton celebrated the success of star achievers from the borough’s secondary and special schools with a special event, Monday 10 September.

Held at The Chaucer Centre in Morden, the event celebrated some excellent exam results as well as significant individual achievements at GCSE and post-16. Mayor of Merton, Councillor David Williams, praised the students’ outstanding results and individual successes.

Perseid, Cricket Green, Melrose, The SMART Centre, Raynes Park, Ricards Lodge, Rutlish, St Mark’s, Ursuline High and Wimbledon College all nominated students who achieved great individual results, as well as those who had scooped the best GCSE and A’ Level results, who had excelled in particular subjects or exceeded their personal goals.

Mayor of Merton Councillor David Williams said: “It is so encouraging to see all these young people who have done so well at school. Education makes a real and significant difference to people’s lives, and trying your best at school, will stand you in good stead for a positive future.”

Cabinet member for education Councillor Martin Whelton added: “It is wonderful to see so many of Merton’s young people achieving at school. These awards recognise how hard our young people of all abilities have worked to do the best they possibly can. We are committed to providing quality education for all our young people, and believe it is important to reward and celebrate endeavour and achievement.

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