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Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits King's Maths School

The Prime Minister met with students and staff at the Maths School, announcing new funding for advanced mathematics research over the next five years.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson examines maths problems on a whiteboard
Prime Minister Boris Johnson examines mathematical problems with King's Maths School students.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited King’s Maths School in Lambeth today.

The school, run in partnership with King’s College London, was the first specialist mathematics school in the UK.

Reflecting the school’s success in advancing the field of mathematics education, the PM announced a £300 million investment in advanced mathematics research over the next five years, alongside a new fast-track visa for researchers and scientists.

Whilst at the school the Prime Minister met with current A-Level students who explained mathematical problems, and had the opportunity to operate a robot in one of the school’s laboratories.

He also met with students and their PhD mentors in the school's learning pods, a key social and learning space at King’s Maths School.

During his visit, the Prime Minister reiterated the importance of mathematical sciences as a standalone discipline, and a key element for advancements in British science and technology.

 

King’s Maths School

King's Maths School, founded in 2014, is one of the top performing schools in the country. Students study a curriculum developed and taught in conjunction with King’s academics, taking A-levels in maths, further maths and physics, as well as an AS in computing or economics in their first year.

In 2019 100% of their mathematics A-Level results were A/A*, with 60% A*s across all subjects. The school also supports young people from under-represented backgrounds to participate in mathematical sciences, and graduate to leading universities.

Want to practise your maths? King’s Maths School run a weekly maths challenge to test your problem-solving skills.