The aim of the department is to encourage each boy to fulfil his mathematical potential. It is equally important to develop a desire within the boys for further study of this subject and introduce them to the reality that mathematics underpins all that we do. Four teachers staff the department, all with a special interest in the subject. The younger boys are taught in their divisions while older boys are taught in specialist classrooms. In addition to the six standard lessons each week, boys are set a weekly maths prep. Class tests, tables tests and prep marks are recorded so that boys can then gauge their progress in the subject.