North Somerset maths students among the best in the country

PUBLISHED: 11:00 27 February 2018

Backwell School's maths team.

Backwell School's maths team.


Five North Somerset students have proven their maths skills in a national competition.

More than 60,000 pupils from 4,000 schools around the country took part in the UK’s biggest maths competition.

A team of four from Backwell School reached the finals after success in the regional contests.

The team travelled to Westminister for the final.

Olivia Brown and Jack Kearney from year 11, and Euodia Dodd and Luke Barratt from year 13 finished 11th out of 88 schools, including selective private and grammar schools.

Luke also took on additional challenges, and finished in the top five in the country.

Those challenges are only taken by the brightest students in the UK, and Luke has been invited to Trinity College, at Cambridge University, to carry out research.

He already has a place at Trinity to study mathematics next year.

Other News Stories


Concerns over the amount of vehicles travelling through the centre of Yatton have been raised, with 1,000 motorists recorded using its roads in just one hour.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:01

Portishead pool is gearing up to celebrate 10 years since it was saved from closure thanks to the hard work of supporters.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

With Christmas little more than six weeks away, some lovely gifts were on sale at the weekend to help shoppers seeking a bargain.

Read more
Fri, 16:00

The government is set to invest more than £1million to improve pothole problems in North Somerset.

Read more
Fri, 14:00

A rescue centre in Portbury is desperately appealing for foster carers so it can help more abandoned cats in the area.

Read more
Fri, 12:28

Portishead Town Council is to ‘demand’ answers on what is happening to money earmarked for the area – following complaints from taxpayers.

Read more
Fri, 11:10

A Weston-super-Mare family raised hundreds of pounds for a charity which provides support for their son.

Read more
Fri, 10:00

Four police officers from Nailsea are spending a week at a rescue centre for vulnerable girls in Kenya.

Read more
Fri, 07:49

Environmental campaigners will be busy helping to tidy up the coastal areas around Portishead at the weekend.

Read more
Fri, 06:54

‘Antisocial’ drivers have been caught reaching speeds of more than 70mph in Nailsea town centre.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather



max temp: 10°C

min temp: 4°C

Useful Links

Reader Travel

Clevedon Tide report

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

North Somerset Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications