A Year 10 pupil at the Royal School in Haslemere has been awarded a merit in his Senior Kangaroo follow-on round in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Senior Maths Challenge.

Rufus Sharp achieved a gold certificate in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge, meaning he was in the top ten per cent of participants.

The top 6,000 qualify for the Senior Kangaroo round, and the merit certificate is given to the highest 25 per cent of those who sit the paper.