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.”