Where it all began

Heather McKissack was a passionate and pioneering advocate of cross-sector partnerships in education. As Senior Mistress of King’s College School she was instrumental in setting up one of the most successful cross-sector partnerships in the UK, The Wimbledon Independent and State Schools Partnership, and in 2016 was awarded an MBE for this work.

Today, we continue to support and deliver Heather’s vision, that everyone, regardless of background and circumstances, should have the chance to fulfil their potential. We fund sustainable cross-sector partnerships that benefit all pupils and staff involved.

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Our Impact

We fund sustainable cross-sector partnerships between schools that have identified a mutually beneficial opportunity and an innovative way of delivering it. We have funded environmental, sports and arts-based partnership projects in schools from Newcastle to Guildford (examples below) and provided advice and encouragement to their project leaders.

Our Work

Social mobility

Encouraging new ideas that foster social mobility through education


Working with schools to increase access to their activities and facilities


Establishing awards recognising cross-sector partnerships


Fundraising so that we can support more sustainable cross-sector partnerships


Awarding grants and mentoring project leaders


Liaising with interested external organisations


Match-funding existing partnership initiatives


Supporting schools setting up partnerships


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