St Ives pupils are going places...

My daughter knows the teachers in the school and they know her, it is friendly, warm and really knows it's stuff when it comes to child development.

Parent 2016

Really nice nurturing environment, in lovely setting. Most important is how much my daughter loves it there - so much so she often doesn't want to come home!

Parent 2016

My son, like all boys needs to get outside and be physical and the outdoor space at St Ives is an adventure park with lots of space to run and wonderful views, for him to run around in.

Parent 2016

I love St Ives so much because we learn lots and we do lots of sport and Forest School. I really enjoy everything!

Tabitha (age 9)

It is cheerful, enthusiastic, and encouraging every day I come in excited and leave wanting to carry on my lessons! I am so lucky to have this school.

Annie (age 10)

I love St Ives because of the grounds, the beautiful view and lessons.

Sophie (age 8)

St Ives School is a very smiley place and everyone is happy to come to school every day.


Pupils achievements and the quality of their learning are excellent.

Independent Schools Inspectorate Report, 2015

I try to savour my days at St Ives as they are best school days I will ever have.


St Ives is a really exciting place to be, with so many fun activities and extra-curricular clubs so you’re never left out.


If I had to sum up St Ives in one word it would be AMAZING!


St Ives is caring and supportive, we are like a big family.


St Ives may look small but actually it is exploding with education excitement and fun, all of the teachers are inspiring in each and every lesson.


St Ives is a school which is full of opportunities to achieve great things.



Between Years 3 and 6, pupils are taught by a specialist subject teacher for Maths. Our specialist teachers keep up-to-date with the latest developments in their subject area. For example, the Maths Co-ordinator has hosted and attends regular Maths Cluster Meetings with other schools to share best practice. The specialist teachers have a wealth of experience to help each child achieve their potential, give a greater depth of learning and prepare pupils for secondary school.                              

Maths is taught in one classroom set up with up-to-date resources, including Numicon to aid learning, and a learning environment rich in mathematical vocabulary, models and images. Lessons are practical, creative and often cross-curricular. In addition, all children have access to Abacus, an online resource used for homework.

We teach Maths using a cyclic approach, building on all the core skills, namely number and place value; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; fractions and decimals; ratio and proportion; algebra; measurement; geometry; and statistics. The pupils continuously consolidate their concrete understanding of Maths while developing their conceptual understanding in real life contexts requiring them to apply their skills. Our aim is to deliver a mastery curriculum to all.

With many of the girls in Year 6 sitting exams for their secondary schools, we prepare them fully through Maths drops in workshops, past paper practise and exam technique skill sessions. We aim to equip all pupils with a toolkit of skills to take them through their exams and successfully on to secondary school.

Above all, we pride ourselves on developing a love of Maths and problem solving in every pupil. From Inter-House Maths Competitions to productions from visiting Maths theatre companies, there is something for everyone.

The school is part of United Learning. United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12.
Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB. Tel: 01832 864 444

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