The Ogden Trust is currently accepting applications for its School Partnerships programme. The School Partnerships programme offers funding and support to groups of schools that are committed to enhancing physics teaching and learning. The programme works with primary and secondary schools and includes a range of teacher CPD.

The partnership programme provides funding for schools over a number of years and supports:

  • Local Cluster Partnerships – a group of four or more schools within a local area that want to collaborate on projects that enhance the teaching and learning of physics.
  • Established Collaborations – a group of four or more schools associated through a multi-academy trust (MAT), MAC, federation, educational trust or similarly related organisation, who want to collaborate on projects that enhance the teaching and learning of physics
  • Joining an Existing Partnership

Partnerships can include primary schools, secondary schools, or ideally a mix of both. 

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

  • rural and coastal areas
  • schools based in areas of social deprivation
  • above national average free school meals

In previous years, grants for up to £2,500 per academic year for the first three years and £1,000 in the fourth year have been available for activities to enhance the teaching and learning of physics.