Greenwich primary school whizz-kid achieves top marks in national maths exam


Haris Dalipi has the formula for success. When he was 10 he got an A* in GCSE maths – six years ahead of his classmates.

Now the 11-year-old from Woolwich achieved one of the highest scores ever on a national maths assessment – sat more than 200,000 times this year.

Haris, a Year 6 student at Plumcroft Primary School in Greenwich, achieved a perfect score on the Renaissance Star Maths assessments.

He is one of the very few students in the UK to have achieved a maximum score of 1,400.

This latest achievement for Haris, who is in receipt of Pupil Premium funding for low-income students, has cemented his position as a maths prodigy.

He is currently spending one afternoon a week with Year 11 pupils preparing to take the new, harder maths GCSE to see whether he can earn a top grade.

In recognition of his remarkable achievement, Renaissance has awarded Haris a tablet computer to help him with his studies.

Renaissance Star Maths is part of the Renaissance computer assessment programme, which provides schoolchildren with regular online tests.

Richard Slade, headteacher of Plumcroft Primary School, said: “On behalf of everyone at Plumcroft Primary School, I’d like to congratulate Haris on this amazing result. The accuracy of the assessments truly reflects how brilliant Haris is at maths. We’re all very proud of him.”

Haris has won a place at the selective Bexley Grammar School and will start in September. Dirk Foch, managing director of Renaissance UK, said: “I would like to congratulate Haris on this outstanding achievement.

“Very rarely in the history of Star Maths usage in the UK has a student achieved such a high score, and we are very pleased to recognise this achievement with a tablet to help him with his studies.

“Everyone at Renaissance would like to wish Haris the best of luck when he starts Bexley Grammar School.”

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