Early in the Spring Term, after our success in the National Maths competition, we were invited to enter a national writing competition. All children across KS2 were invited to participate and we sent off lots of entries to be considered. The children were asked to write a story about a hero … either real or imaginary.

On Thursday 26th April, Year 1&2 held a cake sale and raised a fantastic £185. Thank you to everyone who helped out on the day and for all your cake donations and purchases.

 National Young Mathematician Champions 2017

Vincent, Daisy, Joel and Brooke worked through a particularly complicated problem, demonstrating brilliant team work and perseverance skills. They challenged each other well throughout the process and presented their findings confidently.

The children won lots of amazing goodies, including a class trip to Kidzania and trophies to help remember this achievement for the rest of their lives.

We are so very proud of how well they represented Ladbrooke and for beating 746 schools across the country to put our school on the map.

Here is what Joel, one of our winners, recounted about the day.

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Massive congratulations are in order to the four year 6 pupils who have gone through to the final of the National Young Mathematicians Award 2017.

After two, particularly challening, rounds of complex problems, the children are one of only five groups who will be competing in the final round at Cambridge University on Wednesday 13th December.

Our children are one group from about five hundred, across the country, who originally took part in the competition and so it is trully amazing what they have achieved. We are all so very proud of them and wish them every luck for the final.


On Thursday 21st September Year 5 & 6 held a cake sale and raised a fantastic £219.10. Well done to everyone who took part and for everyone who came along and bought cakes.