‘Why teach Maths?’ a question often asked by pupils. How is this relevant to everyday life? I think it is put rather eloquently by Travers et al. (1977): “Mathematics is useful, Mathematics is beautiful, and Mathematics disciplines the mind.”

Maths is indeed beautiful and is at the heart of much that we do in life. The study of Maths is not simply the learning of numbers and their application, it is so much more. In studying Maths pupils are able to think more creatively and question their own understanding of many things.

When pupils gain the confidence in Maths it can take them wherever they wish to go, as Maths still is one of the ‘feared’ subjects where pupils often feel defeated before they have even begun. It is that ‘fear’ that we seek to abolish at Copthorne Prep, or at least lessen, in doing so, pupils will feel a great sense of achievement and an ability to move forward in a positive way, with this knowledge there will be willingness to learn more.. who knows where this might take them?

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We are expanding to GCSE!

Parents have told us they need a quality senior school alternative, so from September 2021, pupils already at Copthorne or joining in Year 7 will be able to stay with us to Year 11. Our first GCSE exams will take place in 2026. 

Join us at our next Virtual Open Morning or read about our expansion to find out more.