IT has a reputation for producing fine mathematical wizards.
And King James’s School in Almondbury is celebrating once again.
Many youngsters achieved accolades in the UK Intermediate Maths challenge, a competition run by the University of Leeds for able mathematicians.
This year 100 of the school’s maths whizzkids from years nine to 11 sat the maths examinations.
One student, Joe Shaw, received a gold certificate, 19 others got silver awards and 22 picked up bronze.
This is not the first year that the school has achieved mathematical success.
In 2010, the school, which has specialist science and maths college status, had 38 of its year seven and eight students receiving awards in the UK Junior Mathematical Challenge.
Student Leo Haigh did so well that he qualified for the National Mathematical Olympiad, which is for an elite group of the best young mathematicians in the country.
Maths teacher John Britton said: “We are delighted with the achievements of students which show the strength of mathematics at our school.
“We have a reputation for producing good mathematicians with many of our students going on to study the subject at A level and degree level.”
The UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) is a registered charity whose aim is to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics.