A school's maths department is in the running to win 'Maths Team of the Year.'

Totteridge Academy, in Barnet Lane, is the only school in Barnet to have been selected to enter TES Schools Awards.

The TES are national awards that recognise the best schools by departments.

Maths teacher Thanos Gidaropoulos said: “We have always believed in Peter Drucker’s phrase that ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast’.

“So it was wonderful to see that the hard work in creating a real student-led group ethos, resulted in such a significant increase in academic performance here at The Totteridge Academy.

“We’re all delighted and very grateful for the recognition.”

The department has seen a dramatic change in results for their students, in 2016 only 55 per cent of students achieved a pass in their Maths GCSE.

In 2017, 73 per cent of students achieved a pass.

Totteridge Academy principal Chris Fairbairn said: “We have made huge strides forward at The Totteridge Academy

“Our staff have been key drivers of this change and work tirelessly each day to ensure that students get the most out of every lesson.

“I am delighted that our maths team in particular have been recognised in the TES shortlist for their excellent work.

“The difference they have made to their students’ attitudes and school experience is inspiring to see.”

The winners will be revealed at the TES’s gala awards evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Friday 22 June 2018.