Pupils are provided with a variety of opportunities to develop and extend their mathematical skills in and across each phase of education. Maths is taught following the National Curriculum 2014, the West Sussex guidelines and appropriate teaching resources within a Mastery approach. We are committed to ensuring that all pupils achieve mastery in the key concepts of mathematics, appropriate for their age group, in order that they make genuine progress and avoid gaps in their understanding that provide barriers to learning as they move through education.


‘A mathematical concept or skill has been mastered when, through exploration, clarification, practice and application over time, a person can represent it in multiple ways, has the mathematical language to be able to communicate related ideas, and can think mathematically with the concept so that they can independently apply it to a totally new problem in an unfamiliar situation.’

1 Mastering Mathematics: Teaching to transform achievement, Dr Helen Drury.