Government gives schools and colleges in England a funding boost

Schools and colleges in England will receive a funding boost to help increase the number of 16 to 18 year-olds studying advanced maths, helping young people get the skills they need for the future so they can go as far as their talents will take them.

  • Schools and colleges will receive a £600 premium for every additional young person aged 16-18 who takes an advanced maths qualification, and it will also support schools and colleges to increase the number of girls and those from disadvantaged backgrounds taking advanced maths qualifications.
  • The new premium will help create additional places and resources to support teaching of advanced maths – building on the government’s reforms to AS and A level qualification.
  • Maths is vital in ensuring Britain has the skills for success in a future economy – the Royal Society has highlighted maths as a key skill needed by employers by 2030.

This Conservative Government wants every child to get the best start in life.

Today’s announcement will help more students from all backgrounds to study maths for longer and put them in a great position to take up the skilled jobs of the future, leading to better options for further study and training, including careers in engineering, computing, accountancy and design.