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What I’ve learned helping to found a specialist free school

The first year of Kings College London Mathematics School has proved the value of specialisation – and the risks of regulation overkill

5 September 2015

9:00 AM

5 September 2015

9:00 AM

King’s College London Mathematics School is precisely one year old. And on 13 August it woke up to AS-level results that make it one of the ten best state schools in the country. 97 per cent of students got an A in mathematics. 90 per cent of grades in maths and further maths were As.

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Alison Wolf is the author of The XX Factor, and Sir Roy Griffiths professor of public-sector management at King’s College London.

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