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Associate Schools and Colleges

The Associate Schools and Colleges scheme is 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.

Applying for this scheme

The Associate Schools and Colleges scheme is now closed for applications.

For information on how to apply, read the eligibility criteria and application guidelines.

Alternatively, contact us for more information about becoming an Associate School or College.

Associate Schools and Colleges benefit from close links with the Royal Society and access to our resources and expertise.

We accept applications from primary schools, secondary schools, sixth form and further education colleges and from both the state sector and independent sector.

The pilot phase of the scheme in 2009 was initially restricted to London but we are now accepting applications from schools and colleges across the UK.


Being a part of the Associate Schools and Colleges scheme gives teachers the opportunity to have their say and to feed their views into the work of the Royal Society and engage with our projects and activities.

Members of the scheme also receive:

  • Access to additional Royal Society resources such as our ‘Education in the News’ weekly newsletter
  • Recognition as a Royal Society Associate School or College which is committed to promoting excellence in science. 
  • A certificate which will identify your school or college as a Royal Society School or College
  • Use of the logo of the scheme for your website and promotional material

The Royal Society benefits from working closely with teachers when we conduct research, respond to policy consultations and create teaching resources. We ask teachers in participating schools to contribute to our work, for example by responding to a consultation, reviewing teaching resources or participating in an event.

Participating schools and colleges

Learn more about the participating schools and colleges in the Associate Schools and Colleges scheme.