Our education work aims to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to appreciate the value of science and to engage with it. We focus on helping schools to work with the best scientists and on recognising excellence in education.


We want ‘science for all’ – to stimulate the interest of young people in science and mathematics, so that people’s lives are enriched and the needs of the economy are met.

  • Research & policy: We support research into science and mathematics education and produce policy reports. We respond to consultations and provide advice to government and others.
  • Summer Science Exhibition: Bring a school group to the exhibition to discover some of the most exciting research being undertaken in the UK, question the researchers involved in current scientific advances and try out for yourself some of the frontline science on display.
  • Partnership Grants: A scheme which provides funding for schools to run exciting and innovative projects in partnership with a professional scientist or engineer.
  • Associate Schools and Colleges: A UK network of enthusiastic teachers who share their experience and work with us in order to help promote excellence in science and mathematics teaching.
  • Invigorate: This sister website contains curriculum-linked science teaching resources for KS2-5. 

Please note that we are unable to provide work experience placements or funding for Masters or PhD students. You can read our advice for students here.

We encourage scientists and engineers to become involved in science and mathematics education. You can read our advice for scientists and engineers here.

We help to promote some education resources and events provided by other organisations on this blog.

The Education Committee advises Council on education matters and sets the direction for the Society’s education work.

We are a member of the Science Community Representing Education (SCORE) partnership, which supports the Government’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programme.

We host the Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME), which is the leading advisory body on 5-19 mathematics education in England.