At Harrold we enjoy Maths and we believe mathematics is far more than simply a core curriculum topic; it is central to helping children become happy, articulate, reflective and confident leaners as they apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects.

Maths at Harrold is based on developing fluency in the fundamentals of mathematics. Enabling children to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, understanding relationships and generalisations, developing arguments, justification or proof using mathematical language. Children are encouraged to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Our expectation is that the majority of children will make the necessary progress. However, we do recognise that children’s progress will be at different rates and individual achievement will vary. Decisions about when to progress will always be based on the security of children’s understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage.

We follow the National Curriculum and have adopted the White Rose Approach to support the teaching and learning of mathematics. This approach aims to develop a deep, long-term and adaptable understanding of Maths through an inclusive approach where all children achieve. We spend significant time on each topic to deepen understanding and allow children to master concepts.


In order to further develop the children’s sense of number we have daily mental/oral mathematic opportunities in lessons, where the children have the opportunity to develop confidence and fluency with numbers and the four operations, improving their recall of number facts and their concept of place value. Children are also encouraged to practice these skills at home. 

At the end of this year, children in Year 4 will be sitting a multiplication (times tables) test. Please watch the video below and click here to view more information about the Multiplication Tables Check.

Calculation Policy 

Year Group Overviews 

Welcome to Harrold Primary Academy

I am extremely delighted and privileged to have the opportunity to welcome you to Harrold Primary Academy.
Harrold Primary Academy is a happy, caring and supportive school. The Academy was formed on the site of Harrold Lower School and Harrold Priory Middle School, opening its doors to the pupils aged 4 - 11 years in September 2017.
We are a small one form entry primary school, serving children from Reception to Year 6.

As a school, we are extremely fortunate to have a spacious school site with a Library, Science lab, Food Technology room and a team of dedicated staff who work hard to deliver exciting, engaging and enjoyable lessons for children at Harrold.

Our vision is that every child has the right to a high quality of learning, where they are treated with respect in a safe and stimulating learning environment. Children actively participate in learning by demonstrating a sense of readiness, where they take responsibility for themselves and the school environment. We help to build resilience in all our children by ensuring that the learning that they experience is a stepped approach with appropriate scaffolding and modelling in place to secure and build improved independent learning.

When children leave Harrold, they are well-equipped to continue achieving throughout secondary school and beyond.
We believe that close cooperation between home and school is essential, and we aim to keep parents as informed as possible about the progress being made by their children and ways in which they can support their children’s learning.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Harrold Primary Academy.

To find out more about the school, please read through our website and do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to visit the school.


Debonair Brown

Head teacher