Weydon School Year 8 pupil Will Fuller is in the top 0.004 per cent of young mathematicians in the country.

Will was one of almost 200 pupils entered for the Junior Maths Challenge by the Wrecclesham school this year.

This is a national competition run by the UK Maths Trust to celebrate the best mathematicians in Years 7 and 8.

There are various levels of success. Approximately half the entrants earn a bronze, silver or gold award, while the top four per cent are invited into the follow-up Kangaroo competition. This year 14 Weydon pupils progressed to that stage.

In addition, the most elite mathematicians - that top 0.004 per cent, which includes Will - go into an Olympiad follow-up round.

A Weydon spokesperson said: “Good luck to Will, and all those taking part in the Kangaroo round, and congratulations to all students who took part in this challenging competition.”