Pool Academy students offered spot at Maths School

Teachers at Pool Academy are celebrating after some of their students have been offered a place at a Maths school.

Three Year 11 students have been offered a place at Exeter Maths School which has an Outstanding Ofsted.

The sixth form has been specially designed for young people with a passion for maths, physics and computing.

 Alfie Baker, Maths teacher Mara Weir, Paige Denning and Matt. All excited about being accepted into Exeter Maths School.

Alfie Baker, Maths teacher Mara Weir, Paige Denning and Matt. All excited about being accepted into Exeter Maths School.

Pool Academy teachers say it is a specialist maths school only for the ‘best of the best’. It offers places to a select number of children from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

Paige, one of the selected students, said her mother told her about the school and she went to take an exam to see if she could qualify for entry.

Alfie, another selected student, said: “I found out about the school about two years ago. Ever since I heard about it I wanted to go. We had to do an exam and it was quite hard but it was satisfying getting the right answers.

“We also took part in a few workshops, a maths lesson and an interview.”

The students have chosen to study subjects including Computer Science and Physics at Exeter Maths School.

They will be boarding at the school from Monday to Friday.

Mara Weir, Maths Teacher at Pool Academy, said: “I am super proud of these hard working and dedicated students who all thoroughly deserve the places they have been offered.”