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  • The National Mathematics and Science College
    No 2 The Oaks
    Westwood Way
    Westwood Business Park
    Coventry
    CV4 8JB
  • Head: Dr Andy Kemp
  • T 0247 5092950
  • E [email protected]
  • W natmatsci.ac.uk
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 15 to 19.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Coventry
  • Pupils: 141; sixth formers: 125
  • Religion: None
  • Fees: Day £15,750; Boarding £42,000 - £48,750 pa
  • Open days: Viewings arranged by appointment
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

The truth is we’re all a bit geeky and the opportunity to work with exceptionally bright kids stretching the curriculum is just glorious,’ said the principal on behalf of the 12 members of teaching staff who take no persuading to go above and beyond – most recently hosting webinars on the chemistry of love and on how the Covid vaccine works. 'You’re told at the beginning that you’ll never be bored in lessons here and it’s true.’ ‘I came here for the sport’ aren’t words you’ll hear uttered here – even the principal uses the word ‘afterthought’. But despite...

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What the school says...

The National Mathematics and Science College ('NatMatSci') is a selective STEM sixth form college that prepares students for successful entry to - and success at - top Russell Group Universities (including Cambridge and Oxford) and other leading universities world wide.

80% of grades were awarded an A*-A with 52% awarded the top A* grade on average over the last 3 years.
Almost one in five students gained a place at Oxford or Cambridge, with students gaining places to read medicine in the UK and US.
Every NatMatSci student has gained an offer from a Russell Group University.

NatMatSci is a keen participant in national and international competitions and Olympiads. Here are just a few examples:
In 2020 the college ranked 20th in world in the prestigious EUCLID mathematics competition, with two students performing in the top 0.9%
In 2020, NatMatSci physicists entered the AATP Physics Bowl. Achieving second place overall across all of Europe, Canada, Mexico and the non-continental USA, with one student in the top 100 globally.
In each of 2018 (IChO), 2019 (IChO) and 2020 (IBO) NatMatSci has had a different student represent the UK (placing them in the top 4 in the UK), and return with a medal in an international science olympiad.
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International Study Centre - school has a linked, international study centre for overseas students wishing to improve their English.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Principal

Since 2020, Andy Kemp BSc MSc EdD MBA. Headhunted for the role while head of Stephen Perse Foundation Senior School, although the fact that (a) he had never even heard of the college and (b) Stephen Perse was something of a family affair (his wife, Ruth, teaches maths there and their youngest child attends the school) meant he took some persuading. ‘But, as with the students, once I understood the concept of the college I found it impossible to resist.’ The plan was for the family to move from Cambridge but since Covid put a spanner in the works he’s currently resigned himself to a long commute (audiobooks help – currently Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse series) and some overnight stays nearby.

Not so much chose a teaching career as stumbled upon...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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