A SCHOOL'S chess team have made it to the semi finals of a national competition.

Brentwood Preparatory students Nihaal Sandhu, Alexander Chaban, Bemi Thompson, Alex Watkins, Abhay Uppal and Austin Cooper took home gold in the regional heat of the National Primary Schools’ Chess Team Championship.

They will now face a semi final in June at Camber Sands in Sussex for the third year in a row.