Statutory guidance

National curriculum in England: mathematics programmes of study

The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for mathematics at key stages 1 to 4.

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These are the statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for mathematics at key stages 1 to 4. They are issued by law; you must follow them unless there’s a good reason not to.

All schools maintained by the local authority in England must teach these programmes of study from September 2016.

Mathematics appendix 1 does not appear in the HTML document but is available as a separate PDF.

Schools are not required by law to teach the example content in [square brackets] or the content indicated as being ‘non-statutory’.

At key stage 4, additional content for teaching to higher-attaining pupils is in {braces}.

Further mathematics resources are available on the TES website. This is free of charge to schools and teachers but they will have to register with the website to use it.

If you would like to add your own free resources to this site, to share with other teachers, please tweet DfE via @educationgovuk.

Short films of teachers and subject experts talking about the national curriculum and how to use it are also available.