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UK Mathematics Trust Awards

The UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) aims to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics. It organises the UK’s biggest national mathematics competitions and other mathematical enrichment activities for 11-18 year old UK school pupils. Each challenge leads into a follow-on round. Two of our Year 9 pupils qualified for the Intermediate Kangaroo Challenge, which is an exclusive round, only for the top 4000 year 9-11 maths students in the UK.

Head of Maths, Mr Ali (pictured, right) said “We are very proud of both of our students Arham Deep and Gabriel Perez-Pineda and are extremely proud to say that Arham achieved a Certificate of Merit in this competition which puts him in the top 1500 maths students in UK. Our students have been inspired by the performance of both Arham and Gabriel and we are hoping to push on and have some students qualify for the Olympiad next year.”

Half-term Pupil Achievement Awards

At the start of every half-term we like to start things off with our ‘Celebration Assemblies’ where we recognise the hard work and achievements of pupils from the previous period. Teachers from every subject nominate one pupil in every year group, who has exemplified and excelled in their subject area.

These pupils are presented with special pin badges for the subject area, that they proudly – we hope – wear on their blazer lapel. It’s a relatively new initiative – we just held our fourth set of assemblies – introduced and organised by Ms Copestake, Head of Year 9 and the school’s Pastoral Lead.

This time around we are highlighting Year 9 pupils (pictured). Below is a small sample of teacher comments, followed by a full list of Year 9 pupils who achievements were recognised.

“Highest result in her set and excellent focus in lessons.”


“For a constant high quality work, excellent test result, volunteering on the subject and improved scholarly behaviour.”


“Consistently positive and apt approach to learning, a high scorer without fail and disciplined in her studies, in the extreme.”

Art – Alicia Doxa, Biology – Zareena Hamill, Careers and Enrichment – Jada Brown, Chemistry – Azeez Shekoni, Classics – Elisabeth Mundt, Computer Science – Esther James, Economics – Sofia Sheldon, English – Soray Ogura, Ethics – Harpal Saggu, French – Lily Savy-Gorman, Geography – Emre Oguz, German – Jamal Mohamed, History – Isabelle Ktyunwan, Maths – Gabriel Perez-Pineda, Music – Paige Daniels-Collister, Photography – Neveah Matthews, Physics – Ethan Ellison, Spanish – Haromony Huby-Dixon, Sport (basketball) Blossom Okparocha, Sport (swimming) – Victoria Odunowo.