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Network opportunities and obligations

The Royal Society Schools Network is for UK schools and colleges at all levels of primary and secondary education.

How do I join the network

The Royal Society Schools Network is currently closed for new registrations.

The network comprises UK schools and colleges at all levels of primary and secondary education. Please see our general opportunities and obligations guidelines for more information.

A school or college is part of the network for one academic year, with the opportunity to renew their registration at the end of each academic year if they have engaged with the network's activities. 

Registration is via an online form, with a named teacher taking the lead for the information provided and, if approved, the relationship with the Royal Society. Additional teachers within the school or college are encouraged to add their details to the registration to be kept up-to-date with network activities if their registraton is successful. 

During the year, schools or colleges within the network will be expected to engage in at least one network activity, such as attending an event, responding to a policy survey or giving views on our outreach work. Lead teachers will be expected to have some contact with the Royal Society during the year after successful registration, such as ensuring contacts are kept up-to-date.

All teacher contacts provided (with correct permissions) will receive a fortnightly email during term time, with a few additional ad-hoc emails if there is a special offer or opportunity, eg to feed into our policy or research work.

Any school or college may register to be part of the Royal Society Schools Network as long as;

  • They are based in the UK; 
  • They are teaching any primary or secondary level STEM; 
  • They are from the state or independent sector; and 
  • They teach students in the age range 5yrs to 18 yrs.

We are looking for schools and colleges keen to explore and develop their existing STEM provision. They can be at the start of their journey, or well established and keen to share their ideas and best practice.

Please contact us if you have any additional questions about joining the Royal Society Schools Network.

Find out who is currently a participating school/college in the Royal Society Schools Network.

Royal Society Schools Network blog