Computer whizz-kid Alfie Fuller-Burgess picked up the Einstein award at Ormiston Academies Trust’s recent annual awards.
The year 10 pupil from Ormiston Park Academy in Essex joined more than 170 businessmen and education sector leaders at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London.
He was handed his award by comedian Hugh Dennis, the night’s presenter, to recognise his “extraordinary ability and exceptional achievement”.
Alfie, currently the British champion for Microsoft Office Specialist after beating 10,000 contenders last year, came close to scooping the world title in Dallas, Texas.
South East Asian contenders pipped him to the post, but Alfie came home with an award for seventh place.
After being presented with his Einstein prize, he said: “I was very happy to discover I had won. I particularly enjoyed socialising with the high-ranking professionals within OAT and hearing their thoughts on my achievements.”
Pic: Alfie with his mother, left, Hugh Dennis and Ormiston Park Academy vice-principal Collette Hunnisett