Academy students in the top few percent in Britain in prestigious maths awards

By Jill Dando News

Worle Community School Academy students in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset have performed excellently in the UK intermediate maths challenge online, for the second year running.

Some 32 students achieved certificates for outstanding performance, and three are in the very final rounds of the competition.

Tommy and Mia (pictured) are through to the Grey Kangaroo round while Tom is through to the Hamilton round – both the very last stages of the competition.

Last year the academy was named one of the top performing Hegarty Maths schools in the country, ranking in the top 10%.

Earlier that year WCSA became the only state school in Britain to win a prestigious ‘maths in miniature’ video competition combining maths with sports. 

Head of Maths, Sean Wood, said: “I am delighted by our success in the competition again this year, especially at such a challenging time. A big well done to everyone who took part and congratulations to those who earned a certificate. 

“A special mention should go to the students who have qualified for the next rounds; this is exceptional and is something that is only achieved by a very small percentage of students in the country.” 

WCSA is an ambitious Academy which aims for happy, ambitious and aspirational students.

WCSA is part of The Priory Learning Trust.