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Hereford Cathedral School Year 11 pupil Will P has been selected to take part in a UKMT Summer School at the University of Leeds.

The 16-year-old was invited to attend the demanding maths residential after scoring in the top 1.5% of the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge earlier this year. He will spend a week in July taking part in stimulating sessions at the summer school that encourage mathematical thinking.

HCS Head of Maths Mr Mike Taylor said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Will. I’m delighted he’s been selected from such a competitive field to take part in the summer school.”

Will is the third HCS pupil to get such an invitation in the last five years (Jonathan Sewell was invited in 2015; he is now at Trinity, Cambridge reading maths. Holly S was invited on a National Maths Team IMO training course in 2018). “This is a real achievement for a school of our size,” Mr Taylor added.

Meanwhile, Will and Lara M have come second in the Alan Turing Crytography Competition, out of over 1,000 teams who entered the national contest. The pair, known as team ‘Brian’ will travel to Manchester soon to collect their award. Well done!