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Distinction for Student in Maths Olympiad

Maths Olympiad StamfordStamford School are celebrating the news that student Sam Rudd-Jones has achieved distinction in the UK Maths Trust British Mathematical Olympiad.

Sam’s performance in the UK Senior Maths Challenge in November 2016 earned him such an invitation.

The United Kingdom Mathematics Trust was founded in 1996 and since then has been organising competitions for the most able students studying mathematics. After Sam achieved Gold in the UK Senior Maths Challenge he was one of the best 1,000 who were invited to take the three-and-a-half hour long British Mathematical Olympiad where he scored distinction.

With the help of fellow Sixth Form students, Sam leads a popular weekly mathematics club for some of our most able Year 7 mathematicians. Here Sam introduces boys to areas of mathematics he is particularly interested in which are beyond the scope of the standard Year 7 curriculum. He is also now a mentor for the UK Junior Mentoring Scheme.

Stamford School’s Head of Mathematics, Susan Manning was thrilled, “Our warm congratulations to Sam on this impressive achievement. He is not just a very talented mathematician, but a highly valued member of our mathematics community within school. Through these activities Sam has opportunities to share his passion for mathematics and is undoubtedly inspiring some of the youngest members of the school to see the beauty within mathematics.”