Partnership programmes Maths Challenge

Students from Years 5 and 6 take part in six weeks of fun and exciting Maths lessons

In Summer 2022, 89% of students who took part in Maths Challenge completed a feedback survey that showed the following results:

Maths Challenge Student survey results


had learned new skills and knowledge


now felt more confident in Maths and problem-solving


said they'd had fun

Maths Challenge is a Latymer programme aiming to keep the fun in Maths! Primary school students from the local area come to six weekly sessions run by our teachers and Y10 students, learning Maths problem-solving skills through games and puzzles. The programme ends with a fast-paced puzzle-solving team competition, with the winners being presented with the Maths Challenge Cup.

The programme aims to increase students’ skills and familiarity with mathematical problem-solving; confidence in the subject, and greater interest in pursuing it at school; the plan is also for the participants to have fun and make new friends.

“I loved how everyone was so kind”

Sessions run after school on six afternoons in the Summer term, on-site at Latymer Upper School. Maths teacher Mr Devenport coordinates the programme with help from other teachers, and Year 10 students who volunteer to help coach and support the students.

Maths Challenge is kindly funded by a Latymer alumni, which allows us to compensate teacher time and provide team prizes.

“I liked everything, it was so amazing”

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