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Computing at Quarry Mount

At Quarry Mount, all pupils at have the right to have rich, deep learning experiences that balance all the aspects of computing. This is why our school has put their trust into Purple Mash scheme. With technology playing such a significant role in society today, we believe ‘Computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be able to participate effectively and safely in this digital world. A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use creativity to understand and change the world. Careers in computing which didn’t exist 20 years ago allow the pupils of Quarry Mount to broaden their horizons and strive to reach their goals.


We teach a curriculum that enables children to become effective users of technology who can:

  • Understand and apply the essential principles and concepts of Computer Science, including logic, algorithms and data representation.
  • Understand how simple computer systems work, including networks and the internet.
  • Analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
  • Evaluate and apply information technology analytically to solve problems.
  • Communicate ideas well by utilising appliances and devices throughout all areas of the curriculum.
  • Understand the importance of internet safety and ensuring that they feel confident and capable when accessing technology.

We use Purple Mash to teach computing at Quarry Mount, which is fully accessible for children to use and explore at home.

We have a set of 30 laptops that are updated every three years to ensure the children are able to access the curriculum on the most up-to-date technology. We also have 30 iPads which are used throughout the school.