A group of mathematicians from Year 7 beat off tough opposition from Lancaster Royal Grammar School and Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre to become this year's Maths Challenge winners.

Sponsored by Lancashire County Council’s economic development department, Lancashire County Developments Limited (LCDL), the final was the culmination of nine district heats and was held at the Woodlands Conference Centre, Chorley.

Dr Bradshaw, mathematics teacher at BRGS said: “The pupils are ecstatic to have won this. This was a fantastic night for them and certainly rewards all the hard work that they have put into it. They have consistently displayed excellent problem solving and group work skills in lessons and thoroughly deserve their win. Our school is very proud of their achievement.”

The winning school won a trophy, £500 for their mathematics department and a certificate and £15 voucher for each member of the winning team.

Nine schools took part in the final and each of these schools had won their district finals.
The other eight schools that took part and were awarded certificates of achievement were:

1st Bacup & Rawtenstall Grammar School, Waterfoot, Rossendale.

2nd Lancaster Royal Grammar School

3rd Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre, Kirkham.

  • Tarleton High School: A Community Technology College
  • Barnoldswick West Craven High Technology College
  • All Hallows Catholic High School, Penwortham, Preston
  • Albany Science College, Chorley
  • Accrington St. Christopher’s Church of England High School
  • Archbishop Temple C.E. High School & Technology School, Preston.