Challenge Partners comprises 375 schools in more than 50 local partnerships across the country, reaching over 209,000 pupils (with 36% from low income households). We welcome all phases and stages: we are currently 51% primary, 35% secondary, and 14% special/AP; all governance types, half are academies representing 45 multi-academy trusts; and the majority are good and outstanding.
We provide networks and programmes that facilitate sustainable collaboration and challenge between schools in order to underpin improvements in outcomes which would not be possible for a school, or group of schools, to achieve as effectively on its own.
We seek collaborative partnerships across education and beyond. Challenge Partners schools are able to access and contribute to work with a wide range of others organisations including: the Education Endowment Foundation, Institute of Education, Olevi International, London Leadership Strategy, Researchers in Schools, and The Brilliant Club.
Challenge Partners is supported by the Social Business Trust, a charity that supports effective social enterprises scale-up their impact, through their partner organisations: Bain & Company, British Gas, Clifford Chance, Credit Suisse, EY, Permira and Thomson Reuters.