Pupils wins silver award for the second time in a row.

An Ashville pupil has won silver in a national schools mathematics competition for the second year running beating thousands of hopefuls.

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19th March 2018 — Ashville pupil James Shidle has won silver in a national schools mathematics competition for the second year in a row.

He came second out of 68,000 pupils from across the UK who entered the Primary Maths Challenge.

James, who hopes to study maths at university, was one of only 3,255 to qualify for the second “bonus round”, and finished in the top 25 per cent, earning him a silver award.

He was coached for the competition by Owen Edwards, Head of Maths at Harrogate's Ashville College, who has been running extra sessions for young maths scholars to push them beyond their levels. 

Ashville’s Head of Prep School, Simon Bailey, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for James and is the second time in two years that he has won a silver award in this competition. 

“James is a gifted mathematician and, thanks to the sessions led by Mr Owen, he has taken his level far beyond his years.”

About Ashville College

Ashville College is a leading independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 located in in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

High-quality teaching and facilities make us one of the UK’s leading co-educational independent day and boarding schools, with 840 pupils on average, of whom around 100 are boarders, comprising international, British and UK Forces pupils.

Founded in 1877, Ashville has a proud past, and an even brighter future, yet our ethos and values remain loyal to our Methodist traditions, where each child is known and nurtured within a caring, safe and supportive environment.



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