About us

About us

Specialist Maths Schools are supported by the Department for Education (DfE) and have an extensive outreach programme to support maths education in surrounding schools and to widen participation for mathematically able students from disadvantaged backgrounds to fulfil their potential.

Why are we different?

For some school pupils, being naturally gifted in maths and science subjects can set them apart for the wrong reasons. A specialist Maths School, like Lancaster University School of Mathematics, brings together these talented individuals. It creates a vibrant community where they are actively encouraged to explore the subjects they love. The curriculum is extended beyond the standard Maths A-level to provide a stretching and inspiring education delivered by the Maths School staff, members of Lancaster University and Cardinal Newman College.

Our Ethos

Our mission is to enable the ablest mathematicians from all backgrounds to realise their potential within an inspiring, inclusive and supportive learning community.

The Lancaster University School of Mathematics will offer able young people within the surrounding areas access to world-class preparation for entry into mathematics-based university education at a standard which is unavailable within the mainstream state school system.

The Maths School will be a centre of excellence. The Maths School will aim to share best practices throughout the region, raising achievement and aspirations for all. A substantial outreach programme will be offered to feeder schools, with activities ranging from master classes and teacher INSET to mentoring individuals and sharing online resources. Close collaboration with the Abacus Maths Hub will help transform mathematics education across the region.

Key Principles

  • A world-class teaching and learning environment.
  • Provide an inspiring culture of enquiry for students and teachers. 
  • The Student is at the heart of everything.
  • Inspiring the next generation.
  • Creating a collaborative learning community.
  • A lasting contribution to the UK economy.
LUSoM - School of Mathematics building

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Exeter Maths School Interested me because I liked the concept of going to a school where I wasn’t odd, or weird for liking Maths. They offered all the subjects that I wanted to do and in meant that everyone there would be studying Maths, or Further Maths which was different to my Secondary School Sixth Form where about five people would be studying them. The community was very close -the teachers felt like friends and everyone was like me. It felt very supportive and Inviting - We all appreciate Maths jokes!

Susan Ross - Graduate of Exeter Maths School and currently studying MSc Mathematics (study Abroad) at Lancaster University

We look forward to welcoming you in September 2023

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