About Us

National Number Partners is a volunteering scheme designed to support young people aged 7 to 14 to improve attainment, confidence and motivation in numeracy in schools across the UK. Groups of volunteers from a business or the wider community visit a local school once a week for half an hour to play simple number games, while acting as aspirational role models.

Watch this video to get an overview from some pupils and partners.

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Our Aim

Our aim is to work in areas of high deprivation to expand young people’s employability skills and life chances, and expand their social and cultural capital. Find out more about Why Number Partners exists.

Our Reach

In 2015, we launched a campaign to expand Number Partners nationally, aspiring to engage more volunteers in more areas to make a national impact on young people’s numeracy skills and confidence. Read more here.

Take a look at our map to see where Number Partners is currently active around the UK.

Are you a company, volunteering organisation or school? Join us by contacting numberpartners@thebp.co.uk.

Our Impact

Number Partners is about so much more than maths. Volunteers impact not just attainment, but also motivation, concentration, enthusiasm and aspirations. See a summary of our most recent evaluation here and the full report here.


National Number Partners is managed by the Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership and steered by a Consortium of business and community voices, and currently supported by the Man Group.

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We welcome suggestions of funding opportunities for further expansion. Contact us.