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Welcome to Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School

Message from the Headteacher

I am very pleased that you are considering Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School for your sixth form education. When you embark upon sixth form study, you begin an exciting but demanding journey, a journey on which we would be honoured to join you.

In order to succeed in an increasingly complex and competitive world, young people need academic qualifications of the highest order, as well as a strongly developed sense of resilience, resourcefulness, and flexibility. However, although your academic progress is of the utmost importance, we at the Math believe that education is about more than gaining qualifications: it's about building a better future for yourself and your community.

We want our sixth formers to go on to become:


members of society as well as leaders in their chosen fields. I hope that after reading this prospectus, you will have a better idea as to why we take such enormous pride in our establishment.

Mr E Hodges- Headteacher



our Sixth Form Opportunties Evening will take place on Thursday 7th January 2016 at 7pm in the Main Hall.



SIXTH FORM INDUCTION SESSIONS - Tuesday 5th July 2016 - Friday 18th July 2016



Applications are made via  Please contact Medway Council's 16-19 Team if you require a username and password.  Your current school should have this information.

Applicants need to choose 3 or 4 AS subjects, all of which are delivered at SJWMS, and select if you wish to do EPQ (Extended Project Qualilifcation).


  1. In addition, all applicants must choose an enrichment topic from either the Academy or Recreational pathway. All recreational options consist of 1 hour of physical activity a week. The Academy options vary between 1 and 3 hours per week, working towards skill development and representing the school.


Options from;


Rugby Academy

Music Academy

Drama Academy

Netball Academy

Hockey Academy


Recreational Swimming

Recreational Football

Recreational Basketball

Recreational Table Tennis

Recreational Badminton

Recreational Tennis

Recreational Fitness Activities


Note – as the academic year progresses, seasonal variations such as the Cricket Academy, Recreational Softball, Ultimate Frisbee and other activities will be made available. Also note that whenever possible we will try to accommodate the applicants’ first choice, but in the event of option oversubscription, the applicant may need to choose an alternative option.


  1. Please ensure all fields are completed.
  2. Please ensure that any predicted grades noted are as predicted by your current host school – a reference will be obtained and the predicted grades will be compared.
  3. Submit the application

Any applications that are not completed, will be returned. Please check and make sure you have read our instructions.

Any questions regarding this process please email




About us

The Maths was designated a Specialist School in Mathematics and Computing in September 2002 – one of the first twelve such schools in the country.  Our Specialism in Humanities was awarded in 2006.

This has enabled us to build on existing strengths in Mathematics and to put Information and Communications Technology at the heart of our teaching and learning With modern facilities available to pupils throughout and beyond the working day and a commitment to partnership working with other schools and the wider community, the Math has become a major centre of learning.

The Medway Further Mathematics Centre has been established at the School providing Advanced Study opportunities for senior students throughout the area.

Students of the Math should leave school feeling valued, prepared for rich and fulfilling working and social lives and able to take leading roles in society as responsible citizens.

Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School is a community of people which encourages mutual respect and care for others irrespective of gender, race and class.

Facilities available

Full use is made of the School`s outstanding facilities including:

  • Floodlit All-Weather Pitch
  • Heated indoor Swimming Pool
  • Sports Hall
  • Gymnasium
  • Tennis Courts
  • Sports Pavilion
  • Dedicated Maths Centre
  • New Music Block
  • New da Vinci building (Art, Food Tech and DT)

    The School is particularly noted for its sporting record. Our major sports are rugby, hockey, football, cricket, tennis, athletics and cross-country running. Inter-school fixtures are played week by week throughout the year in every year group of the School.

    Our teams take part in all the major local championships and leagues and frequently supply pupils for County teams. At national level representative honours are regularly achieved by pupils of the Math.

    Our heated indoor swimming pool enables every single pupil to be taught to swim. A floodlit All-Weather playing surface was opened in 1999 and is proving to be an
    excellent addition to our facilities. With over 30 acres of playing fields around the School there is ample space for us to use throughout the year.

    The School is fully equipped to address the needs of pupils with physical disabilities. Individual programmes (with appropriate one-to-one support) are available at all levels throughout the School.


Additional support

Academic progress is monitored every six weeks and those who are experiencing difficulties will be placed on an inappropriate intervention programme.

Learner success




How to apply

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Last updated date: 19 January 2018
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