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Mayor's Fund For London

Count on Us Primary Challenge


Count on Us is the Mayor’s Fund for London’s numeracy programme. We work with schools to help young Londoners reach greater attainment levels in numeracy. The programme aims to make maths fun and improve confidence around learning as well as improving academic attainment, ultimately improving life chances and helping young people make a positive contribution to society.

The Count on Us Primary Challenge is part of this exciting initiative, offering Year 4 and 5 pupils the opportunity to compete against their peers in a pan-London Maths tournament at City Hall.

“The Primary Challenge has had an unbelievable effect on the progress of mathematics and individual enjoyment and confidence in class”

Normandy Primary School

“Students are believing in themselves more and more and have developed great teamwork skills”

Elm Wood Primary School

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you from Mayflower on yet another well run and successful Count on Us Primary Challenge. The children absolutely loved being part of it this year (and you know I love it as well!). They were on a complete high all the way home from winning. The whole school are very proud of their achievements.”

Teacher, Mayflower Primary School

Our Impact

7,652 students were involved in the Primary and 3,740 in the Secondary Challenge across 203 schools in 2018

95% of primary teachers report a positive impact on their students’ confidence levels

94% of secondary teachers noticed improved attitude towards maths

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