Maths Success for King's Preparatory School Pupils

King's Preparatory School pupil Himanshu Upreti earns place in the top 1% of an International Maths Competition

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28th April 2017 — In November 2016, 63 000 pupils from across the world, entered the Primary Maths Challenge. Of these 1,932 pupils who scored 19 or more out of 25, were invited to take part in the final bonus round in February 2017. One of these pupils was Himanshu Upreti who is in Year 5 at King’s Rochester Preparatory.

Himanshu faced a very challenging hour long paper and achieved 19 marks out of 25 earning a Silver Award. Out of the 1,932 pupils contending 93 achieved gold awards, 302 silver and 480 bronze. Himanshu was just two marks away from a Gold Award. Nonetheless, this places him in the top 1% of an International Competition. What makes this such a remarkable achievement is that Himanshu is a year younger than most competitors.

In March 2017 Himanshu and his fellow pupils from Years 4, 5 and 6 faced 1000 maths questions in the Kent Sumdog Challenge. These pupils were competing not only against their classmates but also against 567 pupils from across Kent schools. Himanshu scored an outstanding 991/1000 placing him 1st in Kent, while his classmates stormed the top 15, taking 12 spots.

The competition also ranked Maths Classes and out of 55 competitor classes, King’s Preparatory school was proud to see Year 4 set 1 take the top spot while our other classes took 7 spots in the top 10.

King’s Preparatory School are immensely proud of our pupil’s achievements. We believe mathematics to be a vital skill for all pupils no matter their ability. Regular competitions like the Primary Maths Challenge and Kent Sumdog Challenge help to encourage pupils to maintain and strengthen their mathematical skills both inside and outside the classroom. 

About King's Preparatory School

Children at King's benefit from a broad and balanced curriculum which is designed to educate the whole person as well as to gain the best possible academic results. Whatever their talents, pupils at King's Prep are encouraged to grasp every opportunity both inside and outside the classroom and through involvement in Music, Sport, Drama and the wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities on offer. King's Prep is large enough to provide a full range of options and facilities, but small enough to create and maintain a 'family feel' where teachers know everyone really well. 

Our Christian community welcomes children from a wide variety of backgrounds and faiths. As a Cathedral School, our aim is that girls and boys will grow happily in understanding, knowledge and confidence, under-pinned by the positive values which shape King's. This website will, I am sure, give you a taste of what King's Rochester is like - but it cannot replicate the feel of the place which is so important in choosing the right school for your child. Please do come and visit King's and meet our happy, engaging, confident and well-mannered pupils -  and see how we help each child to flourish.

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