Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School (or ‘the Math’ as it is known locally) is a boys’ grammar school with 1450 students on roll that admits girls in the Sixth Form. The school is very popular and is regularly oversubscribed. The school became an Academy in April 2011.
We are a National Support School and the Principal is a National Leader of Education.
Ofsted judged the school to be ‘Outstanding’, a grading the school has held since 2005. In our last report the lead inspector noted that ‘ Pupils and students are thoughtful, polite, courteous and respectful. The school’s culture helps them to feel safe and happy. Their behaviour is exceptional. Pupils have extremely high ambitions. Parents and carers are enormously positive about the school .’
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.
About our school experience
Do you want to work with talented young people, make a difference every day and inspire the next generation? If so, you should consider joining the teaching profession. Book your place on one of our experience mornings; you will have the chance to visit lessons, get a feel for what it is like to be a classroom teacher and have the opportunity to find out about the different routes to becoming a qualified teacher.
limited spaces available but we advise public transport or a lift where possible
Disability and access details
We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students,
staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs.
We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part
of your school experience request.