Latest Achievements

Experience - Enjoy - Excel

Music exam successMusic plays an important role at St. Olave's.  In addition to curriculum tuition, there are very many opportunities here for Olavians to develop their musical abilities.

We are delighted to celebrate the following students who, despite the restrictions imposed by the Covid 19 Pandemic, have continued to enjoy and progress their skills.

Congratulations to:


  • Aditya Singh (Yr9) , achieved a Distinction in his Trinity College London Piano Grade 2 Exam
  • Kayden Garnham-Jong of (Yr9) achieved Distinction in ABRSM Grade 5 Theory
  • Keshav Sheshadri  (Yr11) achieved a Distinction in his Grade 8 Piano Exam
  • Tarunesh Sivabalan (Yr8) achieved a Merit in his Grade 6 Piano Exam
  • Samuel Marshall (Yr9) achieved a Merit in his Grade 6 Bass Guitar Exam
  • Sanay Godha achieved Merit in his Grade 3 Drums exam
  • Aaditya Nandwani achieved Grade 7 Piano with a Distinction
  • Aarav Gupta has achieved Grade 7 Piano with Merit.
  • Mikhail Sumygin - has achieved Grade 7 Piano Performance - Merit
  • Shaurya Shukla  - has achieved Grade 4 Piano - Pass
  • Darragh Keane - has achieved Grade 6 Piano  - Pass
  • Thomas Blew - has achieved Grade 6 Theory of Music - Merit
  • Sam Lee (Yr 7)  has achieved a Distinction in his Grade 4 Trombone Exam
  • James Stoner (Yr 7) achieved a Merit in his ABRSM Piano Grade 4 examination.
  • Thomas Sears achieved Piano Performance Grade 5 wth a Pass
  • Qusay Dekkoun achieved Piano Performance Grade 3 with a Pass
  • Dhruv Bhatla achieved Grade 2 Jazz Piano with a Pass
  • Elliott Maurel achieved Grade 5 Piano with a Pass
  • Hugo Maxwell achieved Grade 4 Piano with a merit
  • Leon Kosaka achieved Grade 3 Piano with a Merit
  • Arjun Jadhav achieved Grade 4 Piano with a Pass
  • Kyle Firth achieved Grade 5 Piano with a Merit
  • Ela Tekan achieved ARSM Diploma Piano with a Pass
  • Noah Margolies achived Grade 3 Violin with a merit
  • James Perry achieved Grade 8 Organ with a Merit
  • Rohan Pandit achieved Grade 3 Violin with a Merit
  • Christina Dales achieved Grade 7 Saxophone with a Pass
  • Benjamin Dakshy achieved Grade 8 Saxophone with a Merit
  • Eva Wyld achieved Grade 7 singing with a Distinction
  • Tharmesh Premkumar achieved Grade 2 singing with a Distinction
  • Thomas Blew achieved his Grade 6 Organ and Grade 7 Piano, both with Distinctions
  • Francis Ikenye (Yr 9) achieved his Grade 6 ABRSM Violin Exam with a merit
  • Abhinav Nayak (Yr 8), achieved a Merit in his Grade 7 Piano exam
  • Neal Ye (Yr 8)  achieved a Distinction in his Grade 8 Piano exam
  • Ashvik Dubey (Yr7),  achieved a Merit in his Grade 5 ABRSM examination in Violin. 
  • Rishi Nandakumar (Yr 10) passed his Piano Grade 4 exam
  • Samuel Marshall (Yr 8) achieved a Merit in his recent Grade 4 Bass Guitar exam!
  • Aditya Singh (Yr 8), achieved a Merit in his Grade 1 Piano Examination.
  • Eva Wyld  (Yr 12)  has been selected as one of the winners of the Royal Holloway Young Composer Competition 2022. Her choral piece will be performed and recorded there at a concert in May.
  • Arjun Singh (8C) achieved a Merit for his Music performance in Classical Guitar Grade 5 examinination.
  • Devaansh Lulla (Yr 9),  achieved a Merit in his Grade 3 Piano examination.
  • William Rowe (Yr 13), achieved a merit in his Grade 7 Piano examination and a Distinction in Grade 8 Drums examination in the same week!
  • Sean Lee (Yr 11) achieved a distinction in his Grade 7 Horn examination. 
  • Mark Ludden (Yr 10) , obtained a merit in his Grade 7 violin examination. 
  • Siddharth Mishra (Yr 12)  participated in Maidstone Music Festival and achieved 1st place. 
  • Kirthi Krishnan (Yr 9) achieved a merit in his grade 4 violin examination
  • Kaustubh Malviya, (Yr 9)  achieved 85/100 in his Grade 8 Rock and Electric Guitar examination.
  • James Saldanha, (Yr 7) achieved a Distinction in his Grade 3 Electronic Keyboard examination.
  • Armand Healy (Yr  7), achieved a Distinction in his Grade 7 Piano examination. 
  • Tarunesh Sivabalan (Yr 7), achieved a Merit in his Grade 5 Piano examination.
  • Samuel Marshall (Yr 8),  achieved a Distinction in his Grade 5 Double Bass examination
  • Remy Tanna (Yr 9), achieved a Distinction in his Grade 4 Drum examination.
  • Nathan Inwang (Yr 9) achieved a Distinction in his Grade 5 Piano examination and a Merit in his Grade 5 Bassoon examination.
  • Ankit Gaekwad (Yr 9) achieved a Merit in his Grade 4 Piano practical examination
  • Vian Shukla (Yr 7) achieved a Merit in his Grade 5 Electric Guitar exam
  • Josh Mead (Yr 11) achieved Grade 6 Guitar with Distinction
  • Yash Joshi (Yr 11) achieved Grade 4 Guitar with Distinction
  • Noah Terry (Yr 8), sat his Grade 5 Electric Guitar & his Grade 5 Drums exams, attaining a Merit in both
  • Kayden Garnham-Jong who achieved a Distinction in his Grade 5 drums
  • Oliver Soo (Yr 9) achieved a Distinction in his Grade 8 Piano Exam 
  • Vedkumar Nidimamidi (Yr 7), has achieved a Merit in his Grade 3 Piano Exam
  • Aaditya Nandwani (Yr 10) achieved a Distinction in his recent Trinity Grade 6 Piano exam
  • Mayukh Jayagopal (Yr 10) has secured Merit at Classical Guitar Grade 6 exam (Trinity College London)
  • Adrian Manickarajah (Yr 12), completed his Electronic Keyboard with Trinity College London and passed with a Merit
  • Alfie Beston (Yr 9) won the Norman Trotman BYMT Rotary Music Competition on Saturday, 8th of May. Alfie performed 'Can you Feel the Love Tonight' on alto saxophone. Well done Alfie - a fantastic achievement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BL_cYAncSQ 
  • Sean Lee (Yr 10),  was awarded a Distinction and Silver medal in the Grade 8 piano class at the Blackheath Music Festival. He also achieved Grade 8 in Piano.
  • Kasim Rehman (Yr 8) achieved his Baritone Grade 6 with merit during the Easter holidays
  • James Guest (Yr 12) achieved Distinction in his recent Grade 6 Clarinet exam
  • Keshav Sheshadri (Yr 9) won 1st prize at the Purley & Coulsdon Music Festival - Piano, Open Class for 14-16 Years
  • Srij Bera (Yr 11) achieved a Distinction in his recent Grade 7 Piano Performance Exam
  • Tanish Arjaria (Yr 9)  achieved a Merit in his recent Piano Grade 4 exam
  • Aneeq Weerasinghe achieved a Distinction in his recent Trinity College Grade 3 Piano
  • James Guest (Yr 12) has been awarded a Distinction in his recent Grade 6 Saxophone Examination
  • Aarav Gupta (Yr 9) passed his Grade 6 piano exam with high marks
  • Neal Ye (Yr 7) achieved a Distinction in his Grade 7 piano exam
  • Nilay Balaji (Yr 10) who achieved Distinction in his Grade 5 ABRSM Piano Theory
  • Rishi Nandakumar (Yr 9) who achieved a Merit in his ABRSM Grade 3 Piano exam
  • Callum Kwan (Yr 11) who recently passed his Grade 8 Piano with Distinction AND his Grade 3 Violin with Merit
  • Aditya Palaniappan  (Yr 13) achieved his Grade 8 Guitar
  • Kasim Rehman (Yr 8) passed his Grade 5 Music Theory with Distinction and also passed his Grade 5 Piano exam