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London schoolboy aged just 11 scores incredible IQ that makes him among world’s most intelligent in ‘rags to riches story’

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An 11-year-old London schoolboy has completed yet another “rags to riches story” after scoring 162 in a coveted intelligence test.

Dhruv Kumar, who was once almost bottom of the class, joined Mensa last month.


The Robin Hood Junior school pupil was accepted into the society which only accepts members whose IQ is in the top two per cent of the population.

Dhruv’s father Praveen Kumar said: “As a family, we are very proud of him. I am very lucky to be his dad.”

London schoolboy aged just 11 scores incredible IQ that makes him among world’s most intelligent in ‘rags to riches story’

PRAVEEN KUMAR

Head teacher Elisabeth Broers said: “He’s a delight. He is an all-round good guy, as are many of our children.”

The Sutton schoolboy, who is a big Chelsea fan and was diagnosed with special education needs in infant school, scored within the top two per cent of the general population in an approved intelligence test.

Praveen shared his delight with his son’s achievement after Dhruv was accepted into Mensa.

The father, who moved to London from India 21 years ago, said: “He was almost at the bottom of the class in Year 2.

“I was crying on the inside, I just wanted him to be an average boy and have a normal life. The teachers said: ‘He’s not learning anything at all’.

“He’s completely changed. It’s a rags to riches story.”

Robin Hood currently has 360 children on its school roll with the “remarkably supportive parents and staff”.

Broers added: “He’s an all-rounder, a lovely boy, talented at art and good at sharing his knowledge and skills with his class.

Robin Hood Junior School

Dhruv attends Robin Hood Junior School

ROBIN HOOD JUNIOR SCHOOL

“He’s a happy chap and that’s what we aim for. It’s the whole child that we’re interested in rather than just his IQ.

“We’re very pleased for him but all our children are remarkable in one way or another.”

Dhruv, who “doesn’t want to talk about it too much”, is now a member of the 140,000 strong society.

A Mensa spokesperson said: “Anyone who registers an IQ score which places them in the top two per cent of the population has done remarkably well.

“The score Dhruv achieved therefore is very good and shows he has great potential.”

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