Maths Faculty

Birchwood Mathematicians are inquisitive.  We encourage independent thought and a logical approach to problem solving, equipping students for the challenges of life beyond Birchwood.



To contact a member of this Faculty, click their staff initials to open a new e-mail

KAN Dr K Allen Head of Faculty
CHT Mr C Hannant Mathematics
CPZ Miss C Perez Mathematics
DHR Mr D Harper Mathematics
DPN Mrs D Parkyn Key Stage Co-ordinator
DSS Mr D Summers Mathematics
HPN Miss H Parkyn Mathematics
JGS Dr J Gilkes Mathematics
JME Mrs J Moore Mathematics
MGU Mrs M Gregoriou Maths Teacher
MLY Mr M Loney Key Stage Co-ordinator
RAE Mr B Ainge Mathematics
SWE Miss S White Mathematics / Statistics
ZBL Miss Z Bull Second in Maths Faculty
(Mathematics / Statistics)


Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra-Curricular Activities will be available shortly.



After school


Subject Support


All Years

Maths Clinic (DSS/HPN)

In C25 on Fridays, 13:30-14:00

After school

Year 11 Set 3

Maths Clinic (ACA)

In D15 on Mondays, 15:30-16:30

Year 11 Set 4

Maths Clinic (MCX)

In D9 on Wednesdays, 15.30-16.30

Year 11 Set 1

Revision (GNN)

In D12 on Thursdays, 15:10-16:30

Year 11 Set 3

Maths Clinic (KAN)

In D10 on Thursdays, 15:30-16:30


UKMT senior Maths challenge

Each year, a handful of students are entered for the UKMT senior Maths challenge, and this year both Alex Sawyer and William Blakey were entered for more prestigious competitions following their outstanding results. Alex was entered for the UKMT Kangaroo in which he received a certificate of qualification. William was entered for the incredibly challenging Maths Olympiad, in which he managed to achieve a certificate of merit. This was a sterling effort and both boys should be immensely proud of themselves in what is their last Maths challenge at Birchwood.


Junior Maths Challenge

Many of our students volunteered to take part in the annual Junior Maths Challenge. This was an online, timed challenge with some very difficult problems. Our students performed extremely well, and I would like to give a special mention to the students pictured as they achieved certificates for their particularly high scores. Thank you and well done to all that took part.
Miss Bull, Maths


Two groups of lucky Year 8 students visited Stansted’s Aerozone on the 3 and 4 July for a fantastic STEM based school trip. On both days we were greeted with a presentation on the history of the airport and its development over the last 75 years and then, depending on the day, students either met some armed police, were spoken to about apprenticeships in the fire service or were lucky enough to have a fascinating talk from one of their pilots. The second session either involved a visit to the Ryan Air hangar where students got to see a full size plane in bits, spoke to a trainee
engineer, sat in or even flew a flight simulator and some lucky students, and teachers, got to have a go on the emergency slide.