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Welcome to the Abacus NW Maths Hub

The Abacus NW Maths Hub is led by Cardinal Newman College and Our Lady's Catholic High School, two Outstanding institutions based in Preston who work together with schools, colleges and organisations across Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool and parts of Lancashire. We are one of a network of 40 Maths Hubs in England, working together within the Maths Hub Programme. The programme is funded by the Department of Education (DfE) and coordinated by the National Centre of Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM).


The training that I have attended has made such an impact in our setting and now maths is taught enthusiastically by all staff. Each session I have attended always leaves me itching to try out new ideas with the children. Most exciting is seeing the children's progression and how much their confidence and understanding of numbers has grown! I still have a long way to go, I personally struggle with the terminology but I'm determined to get there!

—  Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School