Become a Trust School Partner

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of becoming part of the iExel family, there are a range of support options that can be tailored to best suit the individual context of your school, academy or Trust, and the needs of your students and communities:

  • Convertor Academies: It might be that you’re currently considering converting to an academy, in line with the Government’s vision to see every school become part of a tight-knit and collaborative family of schools. The success of the academy trust system in recent years, reflected by the positive journey of iExel, has clearly demonstrated the benefits that can be so readily derived from being part of a Trust.
  • Sponsored Academies: Perhaps your school is a sponsored academy, looking for additional support, capacity and school improvement expertise so that you can raise standards across the board following, or in advance of, an Ofsted judgement. Our schools have a strong track record with Ofsted, so we’re well placed to provide the required expertise, resource and appropriate challenge to ensure your school’s positive trajectory.
  • MAT Merger: Collaboration is a great way for single academy trusts and smaller trusts to be able to experience the benefits that iExel can offer through a multi-academy trust merger. Our strong financial position, and the internal and external support available, means we can accommodate a “try before you buy” model for schools that the Department for Education has advocated for.
  • Strategic Trust Relationships: There are also opportunities to consider strategic trust partnerships with iExel, where a single school can work collaboratively with the Trust for a limited time period – typically 12-18 months - exploring shared missions and values, and advancing collective outcomes.

To learn more about how your school, academy or Trust can benefit from collaborating with the iExel family, contact the team on or by calling 0330 383 2000.