In mid November, four Oundle School mathematicians
won the Regional final of the Senior Team Maths Challenge at Warwick University.
Heidy Kang (18), Mikhail Bobkov (18),
Matthew Ho (16) and Matthew Barringer (16) pitted their wits against 16 teams
Heidy commented, “All four of us are good at different areas of Maths. Prior to the
event, the team spent a lot of time together practising past papers and team
The team achieved full marks in both the
group round and relay round and only lost 6 marks out of 64 in the cross-number
round. They won the competition a comfortable 24 marks ahead of the school that
came second and have now been invited to participate in the National Finals to
be held at the Camden Centre in London on the 4 February 2014.
Maths teacher, Nick Turnbull commented, “Having
come second in the regional heat the previous two years, I am thrilled that
Oundle has made it to the national final! The team worked really effectively
together and I gather surpassed King Edward’s School, Birmingham, who won the
heat held in Solihull.”
2013, 38 Oundle pupils received Gold awards in the Senior Maths Challenge, 62
Silver and 66 Bronze. Ten pupils achieved 100+ in the recent Senior Maths
Challenge which was the breakpoint for automatic qualification to the next
round - The British Maths Olympiad –BMO1. In addition, 16 pupils qualified for
the Senior Kangaroo Challenge. Heidy Kang was awarded a distinction in the
Mathematical Olympiad for Girls.
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Background Information on Oundle School
School is situated in the quintessentially English Market town from which it
takes its name. The School's buildings, dating from the seventeenth to the
twenty-first century, are dispersed throughout the town, which is, to a large
extent, its campus.
School's history goes back to 1556 when Sir William Laxton, Master of the
Worshipful Company of Grocers and Lord Mayor of London, endowed and re-founded
the original Oundle Grammar School, of which he was a former pupil. In 1876,
the Grocers' Company decided to divide the School into two parts: Laxton
Grammar School, mainly for the inhabitants of the town, and Oundle School,
mainly for pupils from further afield. However, to mark the new millennium, the
Governing Body decided to reunite the two schools under the common name of
Oundle School, with Laxton as a House for day-pupils.
School is now able to offer a range of educational possibilities to meet
contemporary needs: co-educational day or boarding education, with Laxton
Junior as a 4-11 day school, and Oundle School as a boarding and day school,
with entry at 11, 13 or into the Sixth Form.