The Howard Partnership Trust

Introduction to The Partnership

The Howard Partnership Trust is a growing family of 13 schools in the South East of England. Our family includes Primary, Secondary and Special Schools and welcomes any school that shares our values and commitment to Bringing out the Best in each and every one of our children and young people.

Our Trust has a proud history of improving and sustaining schools at all stages of their development journey including Outstanding schools and those who were in Special Measures. To do this we work in deep collaboration and partnership across our schools to share expertise and enable the highest quality education for every child.



Driven by our six shared values, we are future focused, knowing that we strive for the best for every child, expanding their life chances and choices from the moment they join us.    We use the wealth and diversity of experience across our different settings to benefit all within the Trust, sharing and extending good practice to support our continual improvement and secure excellence in education in all of our schools and beyond.

Like the children in them, our schools are unique, and our Principals and staff have the independence to make key decisions to support them in the best ways. We believe our schools have a crucial role to play as community anchors as well as providers of education for the here and now.

We hope you find the information you need on our website and would welcome you getting in touch to find out more about us, especially if you share our outlook and passions and want to join our family as a student, parent, staff member, governor, trustee, or school.

Louise Lee

CEO, The Howard Partnership Trust

THPT Schools

You can find more information on THPT Partnership Schools by clicking here

THPT Vision, Ethos and Mission Statement 

Our Vision

To excel at ‘bringing out the best’ in young people of all abilities and aptitudes, and so increase their life-chances for their future success and fulfilment.

 Our Mission

To constantly strive for excellence in teaching and learning, so bringing about continuous school improvement.

 Our Ethos

To enable us to ‘bring out the best’ and so improve the life-chances of all our young people, we will create a culture:

  •  with a relentless focus on quality teaching and learning and school improvement across all phases of education.
  • of support for all partnership schools through the building of trust and reciprocity exemplified in The Howard Partnership Charter.
  • of leadership excellence of partnership schools to increase the capacity of any school working with us.
  • of energy, enthusiasm, and passion for increasing pupil outcomes.
  • that is traditional, yet one that embraces innovation giving confidence in the present educational climate of challenge and change.