The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Multi-Academy Trust created in November 2013 and led by Howard of Effingham School, an outstanding school which is also a designated Academy Sponsor. As the first federation of schools in Surrey, originally formed in 2007 at the request of the LA and DfE, we have a long-standing tradition of highly effective partnership working. There are now four secondary phase academies and five primary phase academies within THPT


Schools within our partnership successfully work together with a shared vision and ethos. However, each school retains its own unique identity with bespoke solutions and strategies that provide for the specific needs of all students and their local communities. Good practice is recognised and celebrated in each school with opportunities for that good practice to be developed and disseminated throughout THPT.

A Virtual Learning Environment is being deployed across THPT with a sophisticated approach to teaching and learning. As a group of schools, we offer outstanding professional development for all partnership colleagues resulting in highly qualified and experienced teaching staff who are caring and approachable.

Our support departments (HR, Finance, Premises, Administration and ICT) provide critical 'back office' functions; this releases leadership capacity to concentrate on teaching and learning. 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.

The vision of THPT is to support the sustainable improvement of our schools and partners through collaborative working, in order to enhance the life-chances for our students and benefit members of our local communities. This vision is reflected in the achievements of our students and the success of The Howard Partnership Trust in "bringing out the best".

Our Academies

Click below to learn more about the acadmies within our trust, join their talent pools and see their vacancies:

The Howard of Effingham School (located between Guildford & Leatherhead) judged 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in 2006 & 2009

Three Rivers Academy (Hersham) joined THPT on 1 September 2016.

Oxted School (East Surrey) judged 'Good' by Ofsted in March 2013; the largest secondary school in Surrey joined THPT in September 2015.

Thomas Knyvett College (Ashford) judged 'Good' by Ofsted in 2013 after being in ‘Special Measures' longer than any other secondary school; it has been described as one of the most improved schools in the country. 

Cuddington Community Primary School (Worcester Park); joined THPT in July 2016; awaiting first post-conversion Ofsted inspection. 

Eastwick Schools (A hard federation of Eastwick Infant and Junior Schools)
Eastwick Junior School
 (Bookham) judged 'Good' by Ofsted in May 2014; joined THPT in July 2016.
Eastwick Infant School (Bookham) judged 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features in October 2011; joined THPT in July 2016. 

Kenyngton Manor Primary School (Sunbury-on-Thames) removed from the 'Special Measures' Ofsted category early and after only two terms of support from The Howard Partnership; awaiting first post-conversion Ofsted inspection. 

St Lawrence Primary School (Effingham) joined THPT in November 2014; awaiting first post-conversion Ofsted inspection.


Recruitment and Career Opportunity Events

We are looking for dynamic, enthusiastic and professional individuals to join both our teaching and business support teams and become part of a valued, inclusive partnership. 

Whether you are looking to ignite your passion for education or rekindle your teaching flame, these events are designed to give you an insight into what it is like to work within this sector and why THPT should be your employer of choice. We want to hear about your aspirations and our senior leaders and business partners will be on hand to discuss the fantastic benefits and prospects open to you.

Join us and start your journey to ‘bring out the best’ in our next generation. We will bring out the best in you.

To register for an event and receive your free ticket, please click on the event you would like to attend below.

Tuesday 20 November 2018   4.30 - 6.30 pm at Kenyngton Manor Primary School

Saturday 24 November 2018  9.30 - 11.30 am at Three Rivers Academy

Saturday 2 February 2019       9.30 - 11.30 am at Eastwick School

Saturday 9 February 2019       9.30 - 11.30 am at Oxted School


The Howard Partnership Trust is a growing organisation always looking for talented people who want to make a difference and bring out the best in our pupils. 

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