Costs of the RRSA

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As a registered charity, Unicef UK relies entirely on voluntary donations to fund our work for children and their rights.

The Rights Respecting Schools Award does not make a profit – our charges simply aim to cover the costs of running the programme. We have reviewed our charges in line with developing a stronger programme model to encourage schools to make faster progress. After consultation with headteachers, we have linked charges explicitly to school size.

We do want all interested schools to be able to become rights respecting so please contact us if the fees cause any difficulties. If you have any questions, email us at

Our Costs - Quick Guide


Registration and achieving Bronze: Rights Committed

The fee for Registration and achieving Bronze: Rights Committed provides you with:

  • Access to our digital training course, Starting RRSA Online
  • Central administrative email and telephone support
  • Support from an experienced regional Professional Adviser
  • Half-termly email newsletters letting you know about training and support options, teaching resources and RRSA school successes
  • A Bronze: Rights Committed certificate and detailed feedback on your planning to work towards Silver: Rights Aware
School size Bronze Cost
< 50 pupils £100
50 – 99 pupils £250
100 – 249 pupils £400
250 – 499 pupils £600
500 – 999 pupils £750
>1000 pupils £1000

Are you ready to start your Rights Respecting journey? We know what help and support schools need to make good progress, so when you click on the registration link below, please note what is required for Bronze: Rights Committed before committing to registration. We want schools to complete the Bronze stage within six months of registering. If you are unable to do so your school may be required to re-register and pay again. Find out more here.

To start your Rights Respecting journey, you can register online for the Rights Respecting Schools Award, and we will send you an invoice.

Achieving Silver: Rights Aware

The fee for achieving Silver: Rights Aware includes: continuing central support, telephone and email support from your regional Professional Adviser, a face-to-face accreditation visit, a short report and guidance for steps towards achieving the next stage of the RRSA, Gold: Rights Respecting.

For some small schools, schools in particularly remote areas or schools outside the UK we offer a virtual accreditation visit. This costs £300 +VAT (unless the school has less than 50 pupils).

School size Silver Cost
< 50 pupils £100 +VAT
50 – 99 pupils £300 +VAT
100 – 249 pupils £475 +VAT
250 – 499 pupils £675 +VAT
500 – 999 pupils £850 +VAT
>1000 pupils £1200 +VAT

Achieving Gold: Rights Respecting

The fee for achieving Gold: Rights Respecting includes: continuing central support, telephone and email support from your regional Professional Adviser, a face-to-face accreditation visit and a full report with guidance on how to maintain this standard. All Gold: Rights Respecting reports are scrutinised by a UK-wide Accreditation Standardisation Committee.

School size Gold Cost
< 50 pupils £150 +VAT
50 – 99 pupils £400 +VAT
100 – 249 pupils £750+VAT
250 – 499 pupils £950 +VAT
500 – 999 pupils £1200 +VAT
>1000 pupils £1500 +VAT




Regional training courses

Training courses cost £170 a day per person. This includes refreshments, lunch and all training materials. Find a training course today.

Starting RRSA Online

Our digital training course, Starting RRSA Online, guides you towards applying for the first stage of the RRSA, Bronze: Rights Committed. It includes:

  • Seven courses, available for multiple users, can be used for staff CPD
  • Supports you right up to submitting your action plan to our team
  • You will be able to share ideas with other teachers in our discussion forum and our professional advisors will be one hand offer expert guidance along the way
  • Each course contains approximately 30 minutes of online material followed by an hour of ‘homework’ where you put what your knowledge into action

Online training is included within the registration and achieving Bronze: Rights Committed fee for schools who have registered from January 2018. For schools who have registered before January 2018, a fee of £200 is applicable for access to all teachers in your school. To book, contact the Rights Respecting Schools team at

School support

We offer two types of support: support visits to schools, and cluster support. Schools find that working directly with our Professional Advisers supports them to engage all staff and make effective progress.

Support Visits

We offer tailored support to individual schools through support visits and bespoke training delivered in your school. The nature of the support needed will be agreed by your regional Professional Adviser and the school’s RRSA programme lead.

Support visits can be booked by schools on a day or half day basis. The visits should be booked at least one month in advance.

  • Half day support: £500 (up to 50 participants), £750 (over 50 participants)
  • Full day support: £900 (up to 50 participants), £1350 (over 50 participants)
  • Support visits: £350 –  2 hours
  • Twilight support visits (after school hours): £350 –  1.5 hours to 2 hours

Contact your regional Professional Adviser to book any support days or visits – you can find your Professional Adviser here. For questions, email us at

Cluster support for groups of schools in one area

We also offer support on becoming rights respecting to schools by group or cluster of schools.

Like individual school visits, cluster support to schools will vary in nature and can be tailored to the group’s needs. School cluster packages can be economical in terms of joint working.

Please get in touch with your Regional Professional Adviser to find out more.


Contact us

If you have any questions about the support we offer, you can get in touch with your regional Professional Adviser or contact our London central team: