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Tonbridge win global maths competition

Six boys from Tonbridge School have been awarded first place in the Trinity Maths Competition, beating 150 teams from schools across the world. A second team from Tonbridge came 21st in the world.

The winning maths team from Tonbridge School
Photo: Tonbridge School

A team from Tonbridge School has won a global maths competition.

The students joined 150 teams from schools across the world to take part in the Trinity Maths Competition, an annual contest which tests students' problem-solving abilities.

The Tonbridge boys – Isaac, Hayden, Alex, Catalin, Justin and Sam – finished in first place, with another Tonbridge team achieving 21st in the world.

Head of Maths James Ashton said: "By any measure, this is a remarkable achievement.

"The second and third places went to prestigious Maths schools in the US, and so this result, along with some of our excellent performances in other competitions, confirms Tonbridge's reputation as one of the finest schools for Maths in the country and, quite possibly, in the world."

Last year, Isaac and Alex were awarded the joint top position in the country in the British Maths Olympiad Second Round and silver medals in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) – only the second time in more than two decades that a school had more than one member selected for the UK team in this contest.

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