Applications for September 2023 admissions are now closed. Applications for September 2024 will open in September (31 March 2023).


Imperial College London Mathematics School provides a challenging, academic curriculum. We therefore run a rigorous admissions process to ensure that we have students that are best suited to the education we provide, and we hope will benefit most from our provision.
The ICLMS application process also reflects our aim to ensure that a diverse group of young people, including those currently underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers, can achieve success in mathematics and science. We welcome and encourage applications from young people from all backgrounds.
How do I apply?
Applications for September 2023 are now closed. Applications for September 2024 (current Year 10 students) will open in September 2023. You will be able to apply on this page. Please register your interest to keep yourself updated about 2024 admissions.
Those who have applied for September 2023 will be regularly updated about the status of their application by email, so please check your emails regularly.
Applicants for September 2023 can access their application profile here.
When do applications close?
The information below relates to our applications for September 2023. The application process for September 2024 entry will be similar, and this page will be updated for September 2024 entry in due course.
  • Our Early Bird deadline is midnight on 13 November 2022
  • The final date for applications is 11pm on 23 November 2022

If you apply by our Early Bird deadline, you will be considered for our admissions test preparation workshops. These will take place in the evening at Woodhouse College on 6 and 8 December.

As part of our aim to increase diversity in mathematics and science, and ensure that students of all backgrounds have the opportunity to succeed, places on the workshop will first be offered to students at state-funded schools who are eligible for free school meals. There will be 50 places available and remaining places will be offered according to the date applications are received.
What is the application process?
 The information below relates to applications for 2023 admissions.
 On completion of the application form, the process is as follows: 
  • Applicants who meet a minimum threshold are invited to sit the ICLMS admissions test on 11 December 2022
  • Applicants who meet a minimum threshold from the combination of their application and admissions test are invited to an interview in January or February 2023
  • Offers are made in February or March 2023. You will be required to achieve certain results in your GCSE examinations which will be outlined in your offer*
  • Summer 2023 – all offer holders are invited to an offer holder day
  • August 2023 – students who meet the conditions of their offer enrol
  • September 2023 – term 1 starts.
 What do I have to do on the application form?
The application form includes:
  • Personal details, parental contact details and educational history
  • A nominated referee from your current school
  • A personal statement explaining why you have chosen to apply to our school. There are some prompt questions on the application form to help you. Please don't worry about your personal statement. It is our change to get to know about you, and learn more about you. You can save your application and return to it, so you might want to consider drafting your personal statement on a separate document first. It should be about 400 words in length.
What does a test and interview involve?
Our admissions test and interview are designed to test your mathematical thinking, rather than just the depth of your knowledge. It will only cover GCSE Mathematics content. The full content can be found on the specification. We understand this process can be daunting, so we have produced a specimen paper in advance to help you prepare. You can find these below. We encourage you to familiarise yourself with the specimen paper before the admissions test.
We have teamed up with Cambridge Maths School to provide a second specimen paper so you can prepare for our admissions test. The Cambridge Maths School admissions test follows the same content and structure as the ICLMS admissions test, but please note that the eventual admissions test will be not the same paper. Please find these below:
Our admissions test for September 2023 entry will take place on 11 December 2022.
Find out more
If you have any questions about your application, or the application process, please email
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Further information is available by browsing our FAQs.
The full admissions policy is available here, and appeals policy is available here.
*If you are sitting alternative qualifications to GCSEs, please continue with your application, but contact us by emailing