Primary Schools Linking

Leicester Schools Linking Project based at St Philips Centre, is part of The Linking Network, a national organisation, operating in 27 local areas across England, facilitating class links between schools within the same local area.

The Leicester Schools Linking Project utilises the programme which has been developed by The Linking Network to connect classes across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

This free project links pairs of classes from different schools, ensuring mutual benefit for both schools.

Pupils communicate in different ways, participate in shared activities and exchange work to get to know each other through the exploration of four key questions:

We provide carefully planned, curriculum-rich lessons in 3 phases, corresponding to the terms of the school year, along with opportunities to meet your link class, remotely and face-to-face.

During Phase 1, children explore their own identities and those of others, exchange work and meet virtually over live video calls. In Phase 2 children take part in social action projects and each class visits their partner class for the day and hosts their partner class in return. Finally, in Phase 3 there is a Celebration Week of activities and the opportunity for a joint visit to a ‘neutral venue’, where pupils will take part in shared activities to celebrate their linking year.

There is no charge for this project

All resources to deliver the project to your class are provided free of charge.

Two online training sessions with your link partner are provided free of charge.

Attendance at a ‘neutral venue’ if selected is also provided free of charge.

However, it is each school’s responsibility to cover the cost of transport when visiting the link class’s school or the ‘neutral venue’.

To find out more, please contact Ruth Sinhal –

To find out more please contact Ruth Sinhal –