Cornish Schools Olympiad

The 2020 Maths Olympiad was held at Nexus on Friday 31st January 2020 and won by St. Just Primary School.

The event is a one-day celebration of mathematics and includes workshops, talks and an exciting competition. The aim of the Olympiad is to provide a competitive and exciting environment for the young mathematicians of Cornwall to share their love of the subject. The competition itself takes place in the afternoon, having been preceded by talks from Nexus’ passionate and enthusiastic team and workshops run by some of CSIA’s fantastic Mathematics department.

The Olympiad offers an opportunity for those young mathematicians with a passion for challenge and discovery to take on teams from across the county in competitive mathematics – but also the forum and environment to discuss, explore and learn about this amazing subject. The talks and workshops will give the students insight into the wonderful world of numbers, mathematical research and some of mathematics’ most famous problems.

This event is open to schools from across the county and teams of four students from Years 5 and 6 are being invited to apply. Children who are home educated can also get involved; please contact Nexus directly and we will arrange for them to join us.

“The children of Cornwall are exceptionally talented. We want to harness and celebrate that talent. This a fantastic opportunity for those students who are most passionate about mathematics to come together in a celebration and engage in some friendly and competitive challenges.”

Unfortunately this year, The Cornish Schools Maths Olympiad 2021 has been postponed, we hope to be able to reschedule for another time in the year. We will be in contact with schools to when this might be, if you would like to register your interest in the meantime please email us at