Eleanor Palmer schoolboy wins silver in national maths competition

Headteacher Kate Frood. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Headteacher Kate Frood. Picture: Nigel Sutton - Credit: Nigel Sutton

A schoolboy has triumphed over 80,000 pupils to win a silver medal in a national mathematics contest.

Eleanor Palmer School pupil Arnold Hawker Wootton came joint-second in the national final of the Primary Mathematics Challenge, which more than 2,000 schools compete in every year.

He was classed among the top one per cent of the 80,000 children who entered to make the final, and the only state school pupil from Camden to receive a silver medal.

The challenge tests mathematical abilities by asking participants tricky problem-solving questions.

Eleanor Palmer headteacher Kate Frood said: “We are all so proud of Arnold, especially his classmates, all of whom love maths too.”