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)


Sixth Form

A-level; Edexcel

Further Mathematics
A-level; Edexcel

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



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.


UKMT Intermediate Mathematical Challenge

180 of our GCSE students took part in the UKMT Intermediate Mathematical Challenge. Our top mathematicians faced 25 multiple choice questions covering a broad range of topics that tested their problem solving and reasoning skills.
This is a nationwide competition in which the top-performing participants receive a Gold, Silver or Bronze certificate. Birchwood achieved 7 Gold, 15 Silver and 23 Bronze certificates, which is outstanding. Well done to all those who participated and a huge congratulations to all of those who achieved a certificate and qualified for future rounds; we are very proud!