Welcome to King's College London Mathematics School
King's College London Mathematics School is for highly motivated students aged 16-19 with a particular aptitude and enthusiasm for mathematics. The school provides opportunities for the brightest and the best young mathematicians in London, and in particular to those students who may not otherwise have access to high quality mathematics teaching.
Through its unique academic environment, King’s College London Mathematics School prepares students for degrees containing a high level of mathematics at the very best universities.
We aim to provide an education that:
- is both engaging and challenging;
- inspires curiosity and motivates an interest in further study;
- equips students with a coherent understanding of mathematics and the disciplines in which it is most commonly applied;
- empowers students by developing their thinking, writing and problem solving skills;
- enables students to make informed decisions about their futures and effectively supports them to realise their ambitions;
- supports every student individually, through small class sizes, individual and regular feedback, and an open door policy for assistance;
- ensures the links between subjects are embedded carefully into the curriculum.
Our curriculum combines mathematics with physics and computing to give students the key understanding and skills they will need to go on to study mathematical courses at universities. Our extended curriculum, which culminates in an extended individual research project, provides students with a broad understanding of the world around them as well as research, writing and presentation skills.
Our lessons take students beyond the content required for examinations, and in doing so we are able to not only achieve excellence in public examinations, but also to inspire students and prepare them effectively for university study and successful careers.
Students will take A-levels in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics. They will in addition have the option of sitting an AS in either Computing or Economics in their first year, and will complete an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification), equivalent to an AS in scope, during their second year.
The school is located on Lambeth Walk, next to the Imperial War museum and a short walk away from King’s College London’s Waterloo campus and within walking distance of the Strand Campus.
The primary building, pictured below, is a historic building that was once Lambeth Baths. A second building is located just a few metres away with an entrance on Kennington Road. The two buildings together create the sense of a campus.
A complete interior refurbishment of the buildings has recently been completed, and the buildings now provide a connected, spacious environment featuring well-appointed and varied learning spaces which encourage communication and creativity.
There are five large classrooms, two modern science laboratories, a dedicated computing suite, a library and numerous student work spaces. The school also features a design laboratory equipped with construction tools that include a 3D printer and a laser cutter: it is in the design laboratory where students can develop and test their ideas. Students will be able to collaborate closely in the numerous group rooms and break-out spaces which surround the core teaching and learning areas.
At the heart of the school is a cafeteria connecting the various spaces, well-lit by the attractive windows at the front of the building, where students can share their ideas and relax.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact King's College London Mathematics School directly.