A Bramingham Primary school pupil who was born premature at 25 weeks has achieved a level 6 at the National Key Stage 2 SATs exam.
Ayran Thanki, 11, of Leamington Road, was born weighing just over 700g and was given a 40% chance of survival. He spent the first six months in the neonatal unit at the Luton and Dunstable hospital.
In his recent Mathematics exam he achieved a level 6, which places him in the top 1% in the country.
His mother, Minal Thanki, said: “He was overwhelmed with the results, I don’t think he could believe it, he worked so hard.
“We are so proud of him, I cannot believe it, I still have visions of the day he was born and those first few months where the nurses had to work so hard to help him breathe and now look at what he has achieved.
“The nurses at the neonatal unit were amazing and did such a fantastic job for him.”
Aryan loves Maths and English and has entered short story competitions at school, and as a result he has had some of them published.
Mrs Thanki added: “Bramingham is such a fantastic school, they have given him so much support and met all his needs.
“They are amazing, even for those children that do not need it, they are always offering help and support.”