Two gold, nine silver and nine bronze medals in the UKMT Maths Challenge

On 6 November forty students from Alperton Community School took part in the prestigious Senior Maths Challenge competition organised by the UK Mathematical Trust and won two gold, nine silver and nine bronze medals.

These results reaffirm our school’s excellent achievements in mathematics, just a few months after winning the Maths Team of the Year award in the 2017 TES School Awards. The school is also among the top 1% in the country for student progress from KS2 to KS4.

The Senior Maths Challenge is a national competition organised by the UKMT and is aimed at 16-19 year old students. The competition concentrates on mathematical application and logical thinking and awards certificates to the top-scoring 60% of the participants. In addition, UKMT invites the very highest performers to take part in the next stages of the competition – the British Mathematical Olympiad Round 1 and the Senior Kangaroo.

Mital Ashok received a gold medal and qualified further for the British Mathematical Olympiad; Jeetendra Joshi received a gold medal and qualified for the Pink Kangaroo, whilst Piyush Samgi received a silver medal and also qualified for the Pink Kangaroo.

Our headteacher Mr. McKenna said: “Alperton Community School aspires to provide every student with an outstanding education within a supportive, vibrant and stimulating learning environment and these results are an excellent proof of the outstanding achievements of our students in mathematics.”