More than a dozen ‘talented’ pupils from Chetwynde School have secured silver and bronze medals in a national maths competition.

The school is celebrating a set of ‘outstanding results’ achieved by 15 students from Years Seven and Eight.

These ‘maths stars’ took part in the UK Junior Maths Challenge, which recognizes the brightest young mathematical minds across the country.

The UK Maths Trust organises the event to encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, and mathematical creativity. It provides a platform for students to showcase their skills and compete at a national level.

Stefan Olphert, who is Head of the Maths department at Chetwynde, said all the students had showed exceptional mathematical prowess.

“These results reflect the dedication and hard work of our young mathematicians. We are thrilled to see their passion for mathematics rewarded,” he said.

The school was also delighted to hear that one of their pupils caught the attention of the University of Liverpool.

Ava Dunseath’s impressive performance earned her an invite to complete in the university’s Mathematical Education on Merseyside Challenge at home during half term.

Mr Olphert said this had given Ava an opportunity to try additional problem solving and explore mathematical concepts beyond the classroom.

 He said: “Ava’s commitment to mathematics is truly commendable. We are thrilled that her hard work has been recognized by such a prestigious institution.”