Maths Week London is back!

Taking place between 27 June – 1 July 2022, we are excited to be partnering up with Maths Week London again this year. The initiative seeks to encourage a positive attitude towards maths amongst young people in London; to improve their confidence and promote the value of good numeracy as an essential and achievable skill for every child. 

Throughout Maths Week London, there will be activities and competitions (both online and hopefully in person!) taking place across the city, and lots of free and fun resources available for schools and parents to download from the website. To support and encourage schools to run their own activities and events during the week, the Mayor’s Fund for London is running a small grants scheme on behalf of Maths Week London for schools to access. 

Small Grants Scheme

Maths Week London activity grants of up to £250 are available to a limited number of London primary and secondary schools to support the purchase of any resources or equipment you may need to run an event or specific activities. Schools will be expected to set out what resources they need and the cost of these resources. Take a look at the Maths Week London website for ideas. 

As a social mobility charity, we focus on those children who are most in need. To be eligible to access this support funding, schools must be located in a London borough. We will prioritise applications from schools that have higher than average pupils eligible for Pupil Premium (30%).   

The application deadline has now passed – thank you to all schools who submitted a grant to our Small Grants Scheme.

“The week was a huge success, with both the children and teaching staff having a fantastic time completing maths activities with a football focus theme. They learnt how to develop their thinking skills and team skills, as well as boosting their confidence. It was fantastic to see all the children enjoying their maths! It was especially pleasing to witness the high standard of communication that went into the challenges across all year groups.” 

Our Lady and St George’s Catholic Primary School, Waltham Forest 

“We used our grant to hold dramatic maths workshops for children. What fun was had, we even included parents! As a school currently working to an impossibly tight budget, we have very little opportunity to enhance the curriculum in the way the grant allowed. The children loved every minute!”

St John’s Church of England Primary School, Bethnal Green

“We put on a mini escape room type activity with year 7 and 8. We had different rooms and activities taking place based around calculations and problem solving. Students left feeling energised about maths and were willing to freely discuss the activities they participated in with friends and family.”

The Jo Richardson Community School, Dagenham

“We purchased home-learning resources for our most disadvantaged children in Year 1.  It enabled our pupils and their parents to feel empowered and more confident with maths learning outside of the classroom.”

Hallfield Primary School, Hallfield Estate, Westminster