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Exeter Mathematics School is a state-funded 6th form school that is jointly sponsored by the University of Exeter and Exeter College. It has been created to meet the needs of able Mathematics students throughout the South West. Opened in September 2014, members of staff from both institutions work closely with the EMS staff to sustain an environment and curriculum conducive to the development of brilliant mathematicians and scientists.

Our Ethos

Exeter Mathematics School is a mathematically stimulating, student-centred, collaborative working community. The schools focus, first and foremost, is to provide an education that enables gifted young mathematicians to flourish and succeed.

We encourage enquiry, the pursuit of open-ended problems and engender the confidence to do these things without the scaffolding common in current approaches to pre-university mathematics teaching and assessment. Mathematical ideas are part of everyday conversation.

We recognise students as individuals, each with their own specific needs and provide a safe, caring and supportive environment in which they can work. We seek to develop the whole person in order that the mathematician can flourish.

We are committed to working with Exeter College, the University of Exeter, local employers and other schools to ensure our provision is rich and relevant. Staff and students work together, each playing a vital role in informing the learning environment. The sharing of resources and ideas is standard practice; regular reflection and review ensure we are always striving to improve.

Serving the South West

To enable students to attend from a broad catchment area we offer midweek boarding in supervised accommodation.
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What the parents say...

This is a really fantastic school. Excellent standards of education and the pupils are encouraged to learn in an independent and collaborative way. The social life and ethos of the school are incredibly positive. Our son is happier here than he has ever been. He is engaged in learning and becoming passionate about both Physics and Mathematics. Not only is he being supported to attain excellent 'A' levels, but he is also participating in additional university-level study.

Commented on 13th Feb 2015

My daughter is a pupil at this school and although it involves living away from home, she is loving it there. All the staff are very approachable by the pupils and the parents and when we need anything they go out of their way to be accommodating. Not only is the syllabus comprehensive, they are turning our children into very well rounded adults who are both competent and confident. This school opened just in time for my daughter to take her 'A' levels and I couldn't wish for a better education for her. The pastoral care that is given is very good too, especially for the children who are living away from home. I cannot recommend it enough.

Commented on 7th Feb 2015

My son is one of the first cohort through this school. His experience so far has been excellent in terms of quality of education, support and pastoral care. He boards during the week and is well cared for. I highly recommend this school.

Commented on 6th Feb 2015

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