The Thomas Hardye School-BBC School Report

Success for our students in Maths Competition

Maths Trust

This year 120 students from Years 9, 10 and 11 in The Thomas Hardye School undertook the Maths Challenge, run by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust.   It is a UK wide competition aimed at stretching the highest achieving budding mathematicians in each school.

Two thirds of the school’s entrants received top awards: 24 Gold, 23 Silver and 33 Bronze - a very special achievement and a great credit to all of those involved.

As a result of these amazing results, 17 of our outstanding mathematicians qualified to enter the worldwide Maths competition (- a battle of the best of the best, akin to a Maths Top Gun showdown) in April.

Michael Norman and Jake Hatton were the most successful and achieved entry into the Maths Olympiad. This is a real pat on the back for them as only around 500 of the highest scorers UK wide are asked to participate.


The remaining 15 students qualified for the Intermediate Kangaroo competition run by Kangourou sans Frontières (KSF).  This is an independent association, whose purpose is to organise the annual Kangaroo contest with the aim of promoting mathematics among young people around the world. There are only around 5500 world-wide entrants each year.  We are proud to announce that Daniel Lappin, Molly Monks, Thomas Chaldecott, Oliver Tapley, Ryan Dedman, Tyler Legg, Joe Morgan, Tom Bidwell, Ella Scott, George Townsend, Oliver Taylor, Calum Prestwood, Ella Rippin, Harry Jones, Joseph Thompson, Paul Workman and Robbie Bennett were representing The Thomas Hardye School in this competition.  Robbie deserves particular praise for his performance in the Intermediate Kangaroo competition as he finished amongst the top 1000 (25%) in the world!

Well done to all our hard-working and talented mathematicians – the school is delighted that their achievements have been recognised and rewarded nationally and internationally.