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Stephen Garrett


​​I am delighted on behalf of both the trust and Aston University to welcome you to Aston University’s new Mathematics school. The school will give specialist training to talented students aged 16-18 years old from across the region This training is designed to complement and build upon A-level offer in maths, further maths, physics, and computer science.

It will fit with our ethos for a combination of excellence and widening participation and will be fully embedded within the Aston University family benefitting from our shared resources and community.

Professor Stephen Garrett

Chair of Trust and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Executive Dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

 


Aston University has been chosen to establish the University Maths school for the West Midlands region as part of the u maths national network of university maths schools.

Aston University Mathematics School (AUMS) will open for its first students in September 2025 with 75 year 12 pupils attending. Following this, its capacity will grow to a 200 pupil intake over the coming years.

‘University maths schools are 16-19 state schools that immerse students in the challenge, creativity and life-changing opportunities of maths and maths-related subjects. Founded by and closely linked to leading universities, these schools offer a specialist STEM curriculum of exceptional quality and a vibrant community for budding mathematicians. They are engines of social mobility, working with students from under-represented groups to widen participation in high-quality STEM degrees and careers’.

Umaths.ac.uk

Mathematics schools prepare the most able pupils to succeed in related disciplines at universities and pursue mathematically intensive careers. Students will follow an A Level focused curriculum of A Level Mathematics, Further Maths, Physics and Computer Science.

Students will be required to undertake an entrance exam to secure a place at this prestigious sixth form.

AUMS is the West Midlands region’s Mathematics School and, as such, it is expected that students will travel from within a wide area to benefit from the knowledge and skills imparted from the best of both post-16 and HE education. AUMS will help to address shortages of highly skilled graduates in sectors that depend on mathematics across the region. These include areas within engineering and science such artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics.

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Dan Locke-Wheaton

 

"By building on the strong pedagogue, sustained leadership, performance, and specialisms of the highly successful Aston University Engineering Academy (AUEA), the Aston University Mathematics School will strategically align opportunities to deliver a pipeline of local industry skills needs in partnership with local and regional employers, and Higher Education. The sponsorship and integration with Aston University provide a unique differential for the school allowing the access and delivery of HE Mathematics, Engineering and STEM subjects to AUMS students."

Daniel Locke-Wheaton

Executive Principal

Aston University Math's School

 

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