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The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Surrey based Multi-Academy Trust, comprising four secondary, six primary and two special schools with two further under development. We are proud of our ethos of collaboration and inclusion, "Bringing out the best" in students of all abilities and backgrounds. Visit website

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Introduction to The Howard Partnership Trust

The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Multi-Academy Trust, comprising four secondary, six primary schools and three special schools, with a further special school due to open in 2022/23

We have a long-standing tradition of highly effective partnership working developed from the first federation of Surrey Schools, originally formed in 2007 at the request of the DfE and Surrey Local Authority. 

The distinctive feature of THPT is that the schools within our MAT all retain their own unique features in order to meet the needs of the communities which they serve. However, the vision and values that underpin the schools are rooted in the same guiding principles: namely to ensure that a first-rate education is provided through consistently high quality teaching which facilitates excellent learning within an inclusive, caring, vibrant environment. With this shared ethos, our vision is that we all aim to ‘Bring out the best’ in our students, of all abilities and backgrounds, and so increase their life-chances.

As a group of schools, we offer outstanding professional development for all partnership colleagues resulting in highly qualified and experienced staff who are caring and approachable, and expert support from our ‘back office’ departments.

Outstanding Academies and MATs are a vital part of the Government’s vision for education. School-to-school support has increasingly become the most effective model for improving the educational outcomes for students.

THPT continues to be asked by the Local Authority and DfE to work with other schools with on-going development of effective partnerships across both primary and secondary phases to help raise standards of student achievement throughout Surrey.  We believe such partnership activities help our schools to be even more successful by building upon our existing excellent practice and so remain at the 'cutting edge' of education.

Please refer to ‘Published Information’ and ‘Our Staff’ for further information on key people within The Trust, such as Members, Trustees, and Executive Leaders. Our website is continually evolving, so if you are unable to find the information you require here, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 R J Barnfield CBE MA BSc

CEO, The Howard Partnership Trust

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.