KING James School pupil Leo Haigh has a head for figures.

In fact the year eight Almondbury schoolboy has proved himself to be exceptional in the subject.

Leo, has been awarded a bronze medal in the United Kingdom maths Olympiad – putting him among the top 200 young mathematicians in the country.

David Price, head of maths at King James, which has specialist science status, said: “To be one of the best 200 junior mathematicians in the country is a fantastic achievement for Leo.

“His achievement just goes to show that you do not have to attend an independent school or academy to achieve outstanding results.’’

Leo was among 250,000 students who took part in the initial heats of the event. He competed as part of the ongoing enrichment programme to develop maths in school.

He is pictured being presented with his medal by Mr Price. (AC060710Emath-02)