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IET Faraday Challenge Days 2017-18

The 2017-18 season of Faraday Challenge Days is set to be our biggest season to date! These events will be aimed at Year 8 (England) and their equivalents across the whole of the UK. 

The challenge this year will be kept under wraps until we arrive at your school, but as it's our 10th anniversary year we have partnered with Thorpe Park and can guarantee it will be bigger and better than ever! You don't need to worry as we will be bringing everything that your students need to complete the challenge with us. The season will start in late September 2017 and run right through to June 2018. 

The National Final is in July

The winning team from each event will take home an Amazon voucher for themselves as well as gaining a place on the league table. The top five teams at the end of the season will go forward into the National Final in July 2018 where they will be treated to an all-expenses-paid trip to Thorpe Park as well as be in with the chance of taking home £1,000 for their school to spend on STEM activities.

Taking part?

The information packs for the 2017-18 season of events can be downloaded from the links below. These packs provide you with all of the details required for hosting and/or participating in one of our Faraday Challenge Days so please do read through the information carefully.

Option A

For all school hosts inviting schools to take part in their challenge days, please download the following:

Option C

For all Jack Petchey Foundation school hosts, please download the following:

Host schools 2017-18

The 2017-18 season of Faraday Challenge Days received 120 applications coming in to host one of the 68 in-school events available. We are very pleased to announce that a number of organisations have come forward and offered to sponsor an event taking the total tally up to 169 Faraday Challenge Days.

These organisations include Airbus, Arconic, Bosch, the Jack Petchey Foundation and the Science & Technology Facilities Council. The 2017-18 host schools will be shown in the lists below as soon as these are confirmed. Please do check back to view this list to see if we will be running an event near you.


  • Abbeywood School
  • Adcote School for Girls
  • Airbus Group Visitors Centre
  • Allestree Woodlands School
  • Alun School Mold
  • ARK Evelyn Grace Academy
  • Barking Abbey School
  • Bexley Grammar School
  • Bosworth Academy
  • Bourne Academy
  • Bridgwater College Academy
  • Bullerswood School
  • Buxton Community School
  • Caroline Chisholm School
  • Carshalton School for Girls
  • Chase High School
  • Chilton Trinity School
  • Chistlehurst and Sidcup Grammar
  • Chiswick School
  • Christ the King College
  • Clacton County High School
  • Clapton Girls' Academy
  • Comberton Village College
  • Cottingham High School
  • Dormer Wells High School
  • Downend School
  • Dr Challoner's High School
  • Eastbrook School
  • Eastbury Community School
  • Edmonton County School
  • Fallibroome Academy
  • Glenrothes High School
  • Godolphin School
  • Great Baddow High School
  • Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls
  • Halewood Academy
  • Hammersmith Academy
  • Handsworth Grange Community Sports College
  • Harris City Academy Crystal Palace
  • Heathside School
  • Hemsworth Arts & Community Academy
  • Honiton Community College
  • John Henry Newman School
  • King Edward VI High School
  • King Ethelbert School
  • Lancaster Girls Grammar School
  • Langley Park School for Boys
  • Larkmead School
  • Lawrence Sheriff School
  • Leighton Park School
  • Lister Community School
  • Macmillian Academy
  • Maltings Academy
  • Manchester High School for Girls
  • Mark Rutherford School
  • Marling School
  • Marlwood School
  • Mearns Academy
  • Millfield School
  • Mount Kelly College
  • Newbridge High School
  • Nightingale Academy
  • Oaks Park High School
  • Oasis Academy Coulsdon
  • Orleans Park Secondary School
  • Overton Grange
  • Park High School
  • Parkside Middle School
  • Pedmore Technology College & Community School
  • Philip Morant School and College
  • Pilton Community College
  • Queen Margaret Academy
  • Retford Oaks Academy
  • Richmond Park Academy
  • Ringwood School
  • Saint Mary's Saint John's CE School
  • Sarah Bonnell School
  • Seven Kings School
  • Shireland Collegiate Academy
  • Sir John Nelthorpe School
  • St Anne's Catholic High School for Girls
  • St Anne's RC High School
  • St Bernard's Catholic High School
  • St Bonaventure's
  • St Christopher's CE High School
  • St Georges School
  • St Julian's School
  • St Margarets Academy
  • St Mary's CE Middle School
  • St Olaves Grammar School
  • St Peter's School
  • St Richard's Catholic School
  • St Rochs Secondary School
  • St Marks West Essex Catholic Academy
  • Stanborough School
  • STFC Daresbury Labratory
  • STFC Rutherford Appleton Labratory
  • Stowuplands High School
  • The Billercay School
  • The Boswells School
  • The Castle School
  • The John Lyon School
  • The Kingston Academy
  • The Maynard School
  • The Mountbatten School
  • The Petchey Academy
  • The Ravensbourne School
  • The Swanage School
  • The Urswick School
  • Thomas Alleynes Academy
  • Thomas Gainsborough School
  • Townley Grammar School
  • Turnbull High School
  • University of Birmingham School
  • Upton Hall School FCJ
  • Ursuline Academy Ilford
  • University of Manchester
  • UTC Harbourside
  • Wallace School
  • Wallington High School for Girls
  • Westminster Academy
  • Withington Girls School
  • Wolsingham School
  • Woodfield Academy
  • Woodford County High School

Northern Ireland

  • Coleraine College
  • Cookstown High School
  • Dalriada School
  • Bangor Grammar School


  • Glenrothes High School
  • Mearns Academy
  • Queen Margaret Academy
  • St Rochs Secondary School
  • Turnbull High School
  • Wallace School


  • Airbus Broughton Visitors Centre
  • Alun School Mold
  • Caldicot School
  • St Julian's School
  • Ysgol Clywedog
  • Ysgol Dinas Bran
  • Ysgol Y Strade

IET Academic Partner Universities

Twelve of the IET Academic Partner Universities will be hosting a Faraday Challenge Day during the 2017-18 season and these are shown below. 

  • Aston University
  • Cardiff University
  • Lancaster University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Queen's University Belfast
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Teesside University
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Plymouth
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Sunderland