Priority Areas

The AMSP provides additional support for state-funded schools and colleges in parts of England that have been identified as AMSP Priority Areas.

These schools and colleges can access tailored support from their local AMSP Area Coordinator to assist with developing and implementing a plan to improve their advanced maths provision and participation. In addition, eligible schools and colleges can receive bursaries towards travel costs, courses fees and cover costs help them to take part in professional development and student enrichment activities provided by the AMSP.

The AMSP Priority Areas include the DfE’s 12 Opportunity Areas and the 20 local authorities with the lowest proportion of 16-19 students participating in advanced maths.

Opportunity Areas

The 12 Opportunity Areas are:

  • Blackpool
  • Bradford
  • Derby
  • Doncaster
  • East Cambridgeshire and Fenland
  • Hastings
  • Ipswich
  • Norwich
  • Oldham
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • West Somerset
  • Yorkshire Coast

Areas of low participation in advanced maths

The 20 local authorities identified as areas of low participation in advanced maths are:

  • Barking and Dagenham
  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Halton
  • Hartlepool
  • Islington
  • Kingston Upon Hull, City of
  • Knowsley
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • Middlesbrough
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • North East Lincolnshire
  • Portsmouth
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • Salford
  • Sandwell
  • Southampton
  • Sunderland
  • Tameside
  • Thurrock
Priority Areas map

If you work at a state-funded school or colleges that’s located in an AMSP Priority Area, please get in touch with your local AMSP Area Coordinator. You can find their contact details by selecting your region below.