How 94% of primary school pupils increased their maths scores

How 94% of primary school pupils increased their maths scores

Every year we measure the impact of Maths on the Move (MOTM) on pupils.


We do this to make sure what we’re doing actually works, to identify any areas for improvement so we can continuously progress and reach more pupils, and finally to show schools like yours the difference MOTM can make to children’s subject knowledge and confidence.

The 2020-2021 academic year saw MOTM delivered to 511 groups. The groups participated in 367,920 minutes of physically active learning and answered 735,840 maths challenges.

This is the impact that MOTM had on the 6,132 children who took part.


What is Maths on the Move?

Before we jump into the impact, here’s an overview of MOTM.

MOTM is a physically active learning programme that’s designed by teachers and aligned to the national curriculum.

Expert educators teach maths concepts through movement-based games and challenges. The activities are suitable for all abilities and tailored to meet your school’s requirements.


How did Maths on the Move impact pupils’ performance in maths?

During each Maths on the Move session, children complete 5 questions at the start of the lesson and 5 questions at the end of the lesson. Their scores are collected and the average results across all the schools are shown below.




How did Maths on the Move impact pupils’ confidence in maths?

The children were asked to self-assess their perceived confidence when faced with a maths question. Scale 1-10. (1 – low, 10 - high)




What do pupils and teachers think of Maths on the Move?


Download your copy of the 2020-2021 MOTM impact report here.


How can you see the impact of Maths on the Move in your school?

Words and numbers can only prove so much. To know if MOTM would benefit your school, you need to see it in action.

That’s why we offer a 6-week free trail of the programme that includes:

  • 1 x 1 hour session per week
  • School identifies a group of children (Up to 16 in KS2 and up to 10 in KS1) to take part in the trial
  • School selects a relevant booklet from the MOTM programme that suits the children's needs
  • We deliver all sessions and provide all booklets, equipment and resources
  • The MOTM portal is used to record and analyse data and create reports
  • Joint observation - In week 3 or 4 we review delivery with the key personnel from your school
  • Review session – We meet with the key personnel from your school to look at the programme’s impact
  • Collaborate on how the programme could impact the whole school moving forwards, in relation to any of the following:


  • Positively impacting maths attainment
  • Positively impacting maths confidence
  • Increased physical activity across the school during curriculum time
  • Increase the importance and ethos of PE, sport and physical activity across the school
  • Increase the range of activities pupils are exposed to through the programme
  • Increased opportunity for competition between classes, groups, individuals and competition with self
  • Closing the gap between pupils
  • Addressing knowledge gaps due to COVID and catching up
  • Impacting the attainment and performance of ALL pupils across the school


So much can be achieved when movement is combined with maths. If you’re interested in a 6-week free trail or would like to chat further about physically active learning and Maths on the Move, you can call us on 0121 663 1979 or email