Our goal is to reduce educational inequality and improve the life chances of all children. Through collaboration, challenge and professional development we are working to ensure every school community can benefit from the combined wisdom of the whole system. 

Our approach has been developed over more than 20 years. Challenge Partners was formed to spread the success of the London Challenge, which transformed the performance of schools and led to the development of Teaching Schools. We believe that, when schools are working in partnership to continually improve their practice, an excellent education for pupils will be achieved. 

Pupils in our partner schools achieve more and progress faster than the national average. Of the Challenge Partner schools inspected in 2017-18, 48% improved their Ofsted grade, compared to only 34% nationally.

In this section you can learn more about our core aims and impact, the approaches that guide all our networks and programmes, our values and the schools that we work with - plus about our brilliant team.

Challenge Partners is supported by the Social Business Trust, a charity that supports effective social enterprises to scale up their impact, through their partner organisations: Bain & Company, British Gas, Clifford Chance, Credit Suisse, EY, Permira and Thomson Reuters.

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