A school has won a £500 prize after winning a UK-wide maths competition for the second year running.

St Benet Biscop Catholic Academy, Bedlington, bagged the top spot in a mental maths competition, answering a total of 180,473 questions.

The 10ticks Mental Maths contest, sponsored by Liontrust, took place over a two-week period in November.

Numerous schools from across the country participated, battling it out for the top-three prize positions.

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The managing director of 10ticks, Ian Fisher said: "I am delighted to witness the high level of engagement demonstrated in the Liontrust Mental Maths Competition, as numerous schools across the UK dedicatedly honed their mental arithmetic skills.

"The commitment displayed by participants reflects the significance of fostering mathematical proficiency, and we are proud to contribute to this collective pursuit of academic excellence."

Simon Hildrey, Liontrust's chief marketing officer said: "It is wonderful to see how committed the schools and their pupils were to the 10ticks Mental Maths competition.

"Maths and financial literacy are indispensable everyday skills and key to learn before the age of 18.

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"We send our congratulations to all the pupils who took part."