The mathematicians of Roding Valley High School were in fine form when they were crowned highest scoring state school at the UK Mathematics Trust's Regional Team Maths Challenge 2019.

The competition challenges schools from across the country to tackle numerical challenges.

The Roding Valley team scooped fourth place overall out of 29 state and independent schools with a team, made up of Skye, Chloe, Joseph and Zak, from year 8 and 9. winning

Shahidur Rahman, mathematics Key Stage 4 coordinator, said: "We are extremely proud of our young mathematicians, not only for their skill and teamwork but for the level of determination they displayed at the event, which was noticed and highlighted by other schools attending the competition."

The winning combination saw the school move up 10 places from its 2018 ranking.

Sharon Jenner, head of school, said: "Mathematics is something our students have always thrived at here at Roding Valley High School, and it's fulfilling to see the skills we teach our students in the classroom being used to take them further outside of school.

"These four students have represented the school brilliantly; not just academically, but by demonstrating our school's values and ethos."