Welcome to the mathematics department at Rushden Academy.  Our aim is for this to be your favourite subject and for you to become confident mathematicians.  Mathematics is taught in sets which are based on an initial brief assessment and your Key Stage 2 primary scores.  You will be assessed every half term and this can help you to move sets if needed.  Every term you will practice basic maths skills and these will be used to generate targets for you to work towards both in and out of school.  Homework is completed online weekly at www.mymaths.co.uk and you have an opportunity to improve your scores. A support session is held every Monday and Thursday after school where extra help is available from maths staff.

You will learn about:

  • Number (eg fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio, calculations)
  • Algebra (eg equations, sequences, graphs, simplifying)
  • Shape (eg angles, area, perimeter, volume, measures)
  • Data (eg graphs, charts, averages, probability)

Supporting Your Child

Parents can encourage students to complete the weekly Mymaths homework tasks to the best of their ability.  Support sessions are offered in the maths department on a Monday and a Thursday after school for all pupils. 

Mathswatch is a fabulous revision tool that supports work in lessons as well as revision.  Staff will refer to clip numbers in lessons and students can view these clips at home online.  Additionally, Mathswatch provides excellent revision worksheets with answers on the site which are linked to the appropriate video clips. 

We would encourage all students to bring a scientific calculator to all maths lessons in addition to their usual equipment.

Parents can communicate with the maths department via the student planner or by phone with any comments or concerns.

Rushden Academy

Rushden Academy

01933 350391


KS3 Head of Years

Head of Year 7 - Mr C Smith (interim)

Head of Year 8 - Mrs M Blackmore (interim)

KS4 Head of Years

Head of Year 9 - Mr S Harris

Head of Year 10 - Mrs A Gurnham

Head of Year 11 - Miss R Burrows

KS5 Head of Year

Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mr P Chapman

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Rushden Academy

Hayway, Rushden, Northamptonshire. NN10 6AG
Tel: 01933 350391
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