Repton is celebrating an exceptional achievement by B Block (Year 9) pupil Fisayo who has placed in the top 50 of over 1000 qualifiers in the Junior Mathematical Olympiad.

Fisayo sat the UK Mathematics Trust challenge whilst in Year 8 at Repton Prep where he won a gold award and subsequently a place in the Olympiad. Over 1000 children qualify for the Olympiad from around 300,000 that enter the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge. The Olympiad requires pupils to use mathematical ideas in an unfamiliar context or combine techniques in a novel way, so really is the ultimate test for gifted mathematicians.

Mrs Krbacevic, Repton Prep’s Deputy Head Upper Prep, surprised Fisayo by visiting the senior campus to inform him of his success. She congratulated him saying: “Fisayo did incredibly well winning a Certificate of Distinction, a Book Prize and a silver medal. This is a truly outstanding mathematical achievement – we are all incredibly proud.”

Headmaster Mr Mark Semmence is committed to ensuring all aspects of a Repton education prepare pupils for the demands of the 21st century, saying: “The calibre of our academic team is world-class and instils a culture of intellectual ambition which shapes potential, drives academic progress and engenders confidence in the individual.

Reptonians have the opportunity to pursue an unbounded future at school, university and beyond because of the School’s uniquely balanced environment. To be successful in the modern world requires collaboration, creativity and teamwork and we know that businesses demand the skills of varied individuals with broad interests.

Nurturing talent in specialist areas whilst providing pupils with the opportunity to flex their interests across literature, history, STEM subjects, languages as well as the creative arts and sport enables our young people to perform better in every sphere.”