ABS Numeracy?                  

To be numerate is to confidently and effectively use mathematics to meet the everyday demands
of life. This is the aim for all pupils in our school and their families.

Please click here to see our Whole School Numeracy Policy


Why is numeracy important?

Numeracy enables you to develop logical thinking and reasoning strategies in your daily life. We need numeracy to solve problems and make sense of time, numbers, patterns and shapes for activities like cooking, reading a map or bill, reading instructions and even playing sport. At Archbishop Blanch that's why we strive to ensure that lessons right across the curriculum present and develop opportunities for exploring maths.

Click here to view how we celebrated Pi Day!

Here you will find information on all the numeracy activities past and present that have been taking place at ABS. This page also provides fun challenges for all and support material for parents and students.

Liverpool Counts Quality Mark for Numeracy

We are delighted to say that on 16th March 2018 we were awarded Liverpool Counts Quality Mark GOLD award in Numeracy - Thank you to all pupils,staff,parents & governors who made this fantastic achievement possible.

The aims of the Quality Mark were:

  • To raise the profile of numeracy
  • To change the culture of thinking around numeracy
  • To make real-life connections with numeracy
  • To understand how numeracy can effect life choices
  • To connect with other subjects
  • To share and celebrate the enjoyment of numercay


Good numeracy skills are essential for our everyday lives. We at ABS are dedicated to celebrating maths and making sure we introduce examples where ever possible across our whole school curriculum. 

We have introduced form time numeracy problems to challenge students in the mornings and maths challenges.

See if you can solve our Numeracy problems:

Numeracy problems                 KS3 Numeracy Problems                      KS4 Numeracy Problems

Numeracy for Life

The National Numeracy Challenge is an interactive site that helps adults learn maths needed for everyday life. If you would like to develop your Numeracy skills or assist your child with their Numeracy, see the links below:


For more information about how to improve numeracy and learn why it's important, click on the link below.


How confident are you with your Numeracy skills? For support and development, use the link above to take the National Numeracy Challenge. Create a login and complete the Challenge as and when suits you. There is no time limit and you can save and return as many times as you want. Tutorial Videos are available to support you too and there is even a certificate available at the end!

It is a free, confidential and simple to use website, designed to assess your everyday maths skills and give you the tools to learn in manageable steps, building confidence along the way as you work towards the Essentials of Numeracy. By this, we mean having the numerical skills and understanding that everyone needs to function at home and at work. They’re the skills that help you manage your money, work out costs, discounts and measurements and make sense of statistics and other data.

Below are some links to website that could support you further.The open university provides an online coarse that’s totally free the details are found below, just simply click on the link


Numeracy News

All staff at ABS have recently taken the National Numeracy Challenge – and fully enjoyed it!!

Click Here for more information 


A Caring Christian Environment

"Our two daughters have had the best start in life thanks to the caring, enthusiastic and hardworking staff of Archbishop Blanch School. Choosing the right secondary school for one's children is such a difficult task, but we could feel the special ethos of ABS on our first visit. You inspire your pupils to achieve the academic heights of which they are capable in a happy, safe and vibrant environment."
Archbishop Blanch Parent.

Ethos and Expectations


Academic Excellence

We have a tradition of high academic standards encouraging students of all abilities to achieve and be successful. Our curriculum gives students many opportunities to progress and develop into whatever field they choose offering a vast range of subjects at each stage across the school and giving an excellent choice of extra curricular enrichment.

Our talented teachers deliver lessons which are fun and exciting supported by state of the art technology and resources.

Curriculum Information

About Us
& Our School

Christian Ethos and Vision

The Christian Ethos of Archbishop Blanch School is a unique feature of our school. We offer a safe and caring environment in which every student can reach their full potential.

The faith life of our school is a strong feature of Archbishop Blanch. Our new school building compliments our Christian ethos and enables us to come together in groups small and large. We also have a dedicated prayer room for special services and spiritual moments.

More Information about the School

Sixth Form

Sixth Form for the future

Archbishop Blanch has a successful sixth form which offers an excellent choice of subjects to both boys and girls:

Our experienced sixth form team offer both academic rigour, complemented by our supportive pastoral care which together produces outstanding results. 

Our new and exciting sixth form offers its own unique, facilities including: Study Centre, Dedicated Careers Advisor, Study Support Team and Social Area

More information about our Sixth Form