Thomas, 14, wins exclusive invite to prestigious UK maths summer school

By Jill Dando News

Thomas Duford of Worle Community School Academy, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset is one of only 120 students across Britain to be invited to a Virtual United Kingdom Mathematics Trust summer school.

The impressive student was invited to the event after scoring a remarkable 111 in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Intermediate maths challenge.

Thomas is now achieving in the top 1%  of UK students. 

He is already being tutored by a maths expert, formerly of Oxford University, as part of a mentoring scheme provided by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust. 

He has also had previous stunning achievements in the UK Junior Maths Challenge.

WCSA has a thriving maths department that stretches students to their best ability and aims to make the subject fun and challenging.

Head of Maths Sean Wood said “This is quite simply a superb achievement. Thomas is a considerable maths talent.”

Principal Jacqui Scott said: “Thomas is showing real maturity and excellent determination on top of his outstanding mathematics talent.

“We are so thrilled that he has been invited to this prestigious summer school.”

The WCSA motto is ‘We Challenge and Support to Achieve’, resulting in students who thrive in all areas.

The academy has a high-achieving and caring ethos, aiming to challenge and support to encourage the full potential of every single student.

It is part of The Priory Learning Trust.