Expression of Interest

Desirable criteria
Applications are welcome from (but not limited to) partnerships which include schools in the following categories:

Partnerships should:

  • include between 4–10 schools
  • include a diverse mix of schools including supporting schools with RI or Inadequate Ofsted Grades 
  • support transition by including at least one school from a different phase (e.g. a primary feeder school in a secondary partnership)
  • work with schools outside their own MAT/Federation

Specific requirements:

  • funding will only be paid directly to a school (funding cannot be paid to an individual or organisation)
  • schools who have previously received funding will not be eligible to apply for a new partnership
  • partnerships must complete and submit all paperwork by the given deadlines to be eligible for funding in the following year, including a report and review in the fifth and final year.

To be considered for the next academic year, you will need to have completed an expression of interest before 1 March.

An Ogden school partnership involves time, energy and commitment from all members of staff involved. Please consider whether you will have the time available to organise a programme of activities outside your normal teaching timetable before applying. The programme lasts four years and will need the support of your senior leadership team and headteacher, including time out of school to attend partnership meetings.

Expression of interest: online form

Lead school


This will be the hub school, which will manage partnership funding

Lead contact

This must be a teacher or headteacher who will act as point of contact for the Trust

Please add the name of a referee to support your application

This should be your headteacher/SLT and/or an Ogden Regional Rep/Ogden Trust staff

Schools interested in joining the partnership

Please consider the geographical location of the schools – a sustainable partnership enables staff and pupils to access shared events (staff meetings, workshops, Phiz Lab activities) easily and without incurring significant travel costs. Please include: the full school name and postcode; school type (primary, secondary, independent, free school); current Ofsted grade; and % of pupils eligible for FSM (past 6 years). Please enter each school on a new line.

Link with business, industry or the community (optional)

If you have any links with a local business, museum, organisation, retailer, etc, who will work with and support the partnership, please include details here

This must be a named contact within the organisation who will act as point of contact for the partnership


Brief explanation of why you wish to begin a partnership (max 150 words) including how you would address the aims of The Ogden Trust. Please also let us know how you heard about the Trust.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018

The data collected on this form will only be used for the purpose of providing information on joining or forming an Ogden partnership and will not be disclosed to any external sources without your express written consent. If you do not join or form a partnership, your details will be deleted within one year.

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