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Sir Joseph WILLIAMSON’S Mathematical School


The Mathematical School was founded in 1701 in accordance with the last will and testament of Sir Joseph Williamson.

Our aim is to support young people in becoming happy, confident and active citizens, ready to play a leading role in whatever walk of life they choose. We do this by ensuring our students do achieve the best possible academic outcomes, while at the same time encouraging them to play a full role in the wider life of the school.

Five core values underpin our work:

  • We ensure the highest standards of achievement;
  • We provide all students with an exciting, challenging and enjoyable curriculum that will prepare them for a rapidly changing, technology dominated world;
  • We promote courtesy, acceptance and respect for others;
  • We place great emphasis on personal development and well-being;
  • We work in partnership with parents and the wider community.

These 5 values guide our approach to developing the character of our pupils. We aim to develop within our pupils several personal traits, dispositions and virtues which will help them live positive, productive and fulfilling lives.