Menu |
St Bernadette's is an 'Outstanding Catholic School' (Section 48 Inspection 2021). We are an OFSTED 'Good School' with Outstanding features in 'Behaviour and Attitudes' and 'Personal Development' (Ofsted Inspection 2022)
  • Translate
  • Search
Home Page

Evidence of success


Within our own school we have seen the impact that the Monkey Maths approach can have on pupils' understanding of basic mathematical understanding over a short period of time.


How do we know it works?

Of the targeted thirteen Foundation Stage pupils, seven achieved the Shape, Space and MeasuresEarly Learning Goal (ELG) and two achieved the Number ELG.  This was following just six weeks of Monkey Maths.  Prior to commencing the Monkey Maths program, none of these pupils were on track to achieve these ELGs.


Academic Year

% achieving Number ELG

% achieving Shape, Space and Measures

2013-2014 (prior to use of Monkey Maths)



2014-2015 (following the six week Monkey Maths intervention)




What does this show?

The results highlight how successful Monkey Maths could be when applied as a short term intervention or over a longer period of time, particularly if introduced at an earlier point in the academic year.


Children need regular opportunities to use and apply mathematics in real life contexts in order to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of key languages and concepts.


An example of the impact of Monkey Maths on pupil progress and attainment