Success has added up for sixth form students at Upton High School.

Their superb performance in the UK Mathematics Trust Senior Challenge saw several students claim medal positions, with one Year 13 pupil achieving gold.

In addition, six pupils attained a silver while seven acquired bronze.

The top-scoring pupil proceeded to the next stage competition called The Senior Kangaroo, which involves students from across Europe.

Sixth form Upton-by-Chester High School students with their UK Mathematics Trust Senior Challenge certificates

John Biard, head of mathematics, said: “The students answered some very demanding problem solving questions to achieve these awards and should be very proud of their achievement.”

The UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) is a registered charity whose aim is to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics. The UKMT organises national mathematics competitions and other mathematical enrichment activities for 11-18 year old UK school pupils.

A total of 82,000 students from across the UK entered the Senior Challenge this year with the top 10% receiving gold certificates, the next 20% silver and the next 30% bronze.