'Numeracy is a life skill. Being numerate goes beyond simply ‘doing sums’; it means having the confidence and competence to use numbers and think mathematically in everyday life.'

At DPHS, we want every student to reach a level of numeracy that allows them to follow the career or further education path of their choice when they leave us. We want them to reach a level of numeracy that enables them to realise their full potential in their personal and social life too. 

Students experience numeracy at DPHS in a range of subjects, not just maths. From weighing ingredients in food technology to calculating average times in PE, all subjects aim to give pupils a grounding numeracy. During Period 1 students are challenged to complete numeracy tasks as a form.

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If you would like to support your child in their numeracy work, why not try the following links? They provide some great resources to help build both students’ and adults’ numeracy. Khan academy is an excellent resource that encourages students to push themselves.