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Impressive Guest Mathematicians from Year 4 and 5

Miss Ball and Mrs Witmore were very impressed with the skills and attitude of Year 4 and 5 pupils

recently when they visited us from local primary schools for a morning of maths!  We are looking

forward to welcoming pupils from all our local primaries in the coming year - such a great…


Posted on February 9, 2017 at 14:00

Year 9 build wind turbines to generate electricity during STEM Day

Today, with help from the Smallpeice Trust (spelt correctly-honest!) year 9 pupils enhanced their understanding of problem solving, creativity, design and engineering. Working together in small groups they were teams of engineers working on an island facing drought. They had to create a wind turbine, with a tower, turbine and gearing system connected to a generator to produce electricity. The winning team was the one which built the turbine which when tested with a voltmeter produced the…


Posted on November 3, 2016 at 18:00

Maths Formulae were a family affair on Open Evening

It was great to welcome so many families of primary school pupils into the maths department on Open Evening: the theme of GCSE formulae in M1 proved very popular with lots of parents trying to remember what they knew in the dim and distant past and also explaining how they use them every day in construction, aviation and engineering.…


Posted on September 22, 2016 at 9:54

Congratulations to Spencer Kent on the Kangaroo Maths Challenge

After achieving a Gold Award in the recent UKMT Maths Challenge, Spencer Kent was invited to participate in the Kangaroo Challenge on June 14th.  The Junior Kangaroo is a one-hour multiple-choice paper, with 25 questions, which is sat in school. It is  similar to the Junior Challenge question paper (but more…


Posted on June 20, 2016 at 12:35

About Maths

Welcome to the maths team!    


Team Members:

Mrs Sally Clarke - Head of Mathematics and Business and Director of Enterprise

Mrs Claire Witmore - Assistant Head of House and Maths Teacher  

Mr Andrew Taylor - Head of House and Maths and P.E. Teacher

Mrs Helen Ball - Maths Teacher

Everyone can understand maths!

As a department, we are committed to helping all our pupils develop Growth Mindsets; the belief that all pupils are capable of achieving and that their ability in mathematics is not fixed but can be grown.

Around the school and in maths classrooms particularly, there is evidence of how having a Growth rather than a Fixed Mindset enables our pupils to make excellent progress and we have plenty of stunning examples of pupils who have persevered, engaged a 'can do' attitude and have achieved more than they thought they ever could!

At KS4 our pupils study Edexcel Mathematics examinations and we studying the new GCSE (9-1) in Mathematics (1MA1) which was certificated for the first time in June 2017.

We rely on the use of our dedicated computer suites for  a clear and accessible bank of exercises, problem solving challenges and videos. 


Our pupils also benefit from Mymaths: an online mathematics learning tool with lessons in each topic they need to learn - plus homework which is instantly marked and feedback given (so there is plenty of chance for pupils to try again and understand even more!)

Click here to get to Mymaths

Plus, our pupils each have their own SAM Learning account where homework practice is posted...or they can just use it for fun to challenge each other. 

Click here to get to the SAM Learning website

In addition, our specialist mathematicians provide lunchtime clinics, Aim Higher sessions and up to date access to website materials which pupils benefit from using for revision all through the year and parents and carers find addictive for updating their own knowledge.

Click here for corbettmaths - great revision!

Click here for Mr Barton Maths - so helpful.

Please get in touch if you would like to know any more.

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