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We’re looking for Primary schools to join our fully funded Schools & Families Programme

17 Apr 2024

National Numeracy is inviting applications from primary schools across the country to take part in our new, fully funded Schools & Families Programme in 2024-2025.

The programme aims to work with schools to increase pupils’ confidence with numbers, positive feelings about maths, and awareness of the value of maths outside the classroom. Schools will be supported to increase parents’, carers’ and school staff’s confidence in supporting children with maths and help to establish lasting approaches and strategies.

Father and son learning together

There are 40 places available for primary schools for a September 2024 start. Please apply by 31st May 2024 by clicking the button below. You can get in touch at [email protected] with any questions.


Each participating school will receive a package of support across the school year 2024-25, including:

  • Schools & Families Programme training to become Numeracy Champions for up to three members of staff
  • Family Maths scrapbooks and activities for all pupils
  • Parental engagement webinar and related resources
  • Materials to deliver a parent workshop exploring parents’ and carers’ own attitudes around maths and how they can help their children build a positive relationship with maths
  • Access to the National Numeracy Challenge for all staff and parents
  • Termly online Forums to share successes and challenges with National Numeracy and other schools
  • Participation in National Numeracy’s two main campaigns: National Numeracy Day and Number Confidence Week
  • Materials to communicate with parents about the programme
  • Access to an online resource hub
  • Ongoing support from National Numeracy during the programme
  • At the end of the programme, an impact report summarising engagement and impact

Participating schools will also be invited to participate in additional activities including:

  • Termly webinars on a range of subjects
  • Termly National Numeracy Schools newsletter
  • Where available, the opportunity for a corporate volunteer to visit and lead an assembly and/or classroom activity about the value of numeracy in adult working life

The programme is open to primary schools across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Please do apply wherever you are located, as we will support schools across the country. We are also particularly looking for applications in the following areas:

  • Greater Manchester
  • East Midlands
  • The North West

Once we receive applications, we will rank them by free school meal percentage/SIMD Q1-3/PDG. Where possible, schools who are not successful will join a waiting list for a future programme.

If you have any questions about the Schools & Families Programme, please email [email protected]

What participants say

"Parents who are less confident with maths are able to get involved" 
– A London teacher
"Children are more willing to have a go and worry less about getting answers wrong"
– A Manchester teacher
"The activities are fun and I like talking about them with my family"
– Child participant
“As a family we are engaging in more maths related activities and this has increased our own confidence and that of our children.”
– Parent participant