MANCHESTER Grammar School pupils from the Hale and Altrincham areas are celebrating an outstanding set of examination results.

Dean Chaudhri, of Altrincham, AJ Taggart, of Hale, and Michael Zhou, of Sale, all achieved a clean sweep of four A* grades each.

Dean will now be studying Physics at Imperial College, London, AJ will read Maths, also at Imperial College, London, and Michael will study Chemical Engineering, again at Imperial College, London.

Arun Denton, of Altrincham, was awarded two Distinction One grades and an A*, the highest possible grades he could achieved in each of his three subjects. Arun is now bound for New College, Oxford, to read History and Russian.

Naunidh Dua, of Altrincham, achieved three A*s and an A, and is going to St John’s College, Cambridge, to study Computer Science. Henry Zeris, of Bowdon, will be reading English at New College, Oxford, after achieving an A*, a Distinction One and a Distinction Two.

Oxford and Cambridge offered places to 31 Manchester Grammar School pupils for 2019 entry.

Head Dr Martin Boulton, said: “We are very pleased with this year’s results, which reward the talent, hard work and dedication of our boys.”

“Once again, these results place The Manchester Grammar School in a very select number of schools nationally.

“I have enjoyed seeing these boys grow and mature into young men. Our talented and dedicated staff have challenged them intellectually and helped them to develop their academic passions, whatever they may be. It is wonderful to see them rewarded with excellent grades and moving on to study a diverse range of courses at leading universities.

“Of course, there is far more to a good education than just examination grades. These young men, who have achieved so much academically, have also excelled in sport, music, drama, and so many other areas of life at MGS.

“In congratulating them, I would also like to wish them every success as they take the next exciting steps of their academic journeys.”