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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 want all interested schools to be able to become rights respecting so please contact us if the fees cause any difficulties. Occasionally we receive funding from our corporate partners to help schools participate in the RRSA. If you have any questions, email us at rrsa@unicef.org.uk.

Our Costs - Quick Guide

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Registration and achieving Bronze: Rights Committed

The fee for registration includes your accrediation at Bronze: Rights Committed. The fee provides you with:

  • Access to our online training course, Starting RRSA Online
  • Central administrative email and telephone support
  • Support from an experienced regional Professional Adviser
  • Regular 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.

The Silver: Rights Aware accreditation is valid for three years, after which you are due to be accredited at Gold.

School size Silver Cost
< 50 pupils £75 +VAT
50 – 99 pupils £225 +VAT
100 – 249 pupils £350 +VAT
250 – 499 pupils £500 +VAT
500 – 999 pupils £630 +VAT
>1000 pupils £900 +VAT

We want all interested schools to be able to continue their rights respecting journey so please contact us at rrsa@unicef.org.uk if the fees cause any difficulties. Occasionally we receive funding from our corporate partners to help schools participate in the RRSA.

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 sustain this standard. All Gold: Rights Respecting reports are scrutinised by a UK-wide Accreditation Standardisation Committee.

The Gold: Rights Respecting accreditation is valid for three years, after which you are due to be reaccredited at Gold.

School size Gold Cost
< 50 pupils £110 +VAT
50 – 99 pupils £300 +VAT
100 – 249 pupils £500+VAT
250 – 499 pupils £700 +VAT
500 – 999 pupils £900 +VAT
>1000 pupils £1125 +VAT

We want all interested schools to be able to continue their rights respecting journey so please contact us at rrsa@unicef.org.uk if the fees cause any difficulties. Occasionally we receive funding from our corporate partners to help schools participate in the RRSA.

Training courses

Training courses across the UK

We provide a number of regional online training courses  to help you learn about children’s rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and provide you with the guidance and tools you need to become Rights Respecting.

Training courses cost £140 a day per person and take place through Microsoft Teams over over three hours. Included in the cost is our Achieving Bronze booklet. Find a training course today.

E-Learning

Our E-learning courses help you learn about children’s rights, and provide you with the guidance and tools to embed, enhance and maintain Rights Respecting practice into every aspect of school life.

Our courses aim to support your professional development as a teacher, and can be done in your own time from anywhere in the world.

The cost of our e-learning packages is dependent on the size of your school. The costs listed below include Strengthening the RRSA and Starting RRSA Online, per year.

We do not restrict the number of staff within your school who have access to the course enabling you to upskill your teaching and non-teaching staff, governors, and students.

Subscription to Starting RRSA Online is included for the first six months following registration, this is the length of time it typically takes to get to the first stage of the Award. After this the course can act as an introduction to Unicef, children’s rights and Rights Respecting Schools for new members of staff.

To gain access email us at rrsa@unicef.org.uk with the name and size of your school, payment can be taken by purchase order or by credit or debit card.

Size of school (pupils) Costs for Year 1 Costs for additional years
< 50 £50 £30
50 – 99 £100 £60
100 – 249 £200 £120
250 – 499 £300 £180
500 – 999 £400 £240
> 1000 £500 £300

Support Workshops

Help and support from one of our Professional Advisers can provide the push your Rights Respecting work needs to get to the next stage.

After a very successful trial in July we are now officially launching our support workshops for each stage of the Award. By submitting your questions and areas of interest at the time of booking, our tailored sessions will give you that focused support you need to enhance your Rights Respecting work in school.

Duration: 1.5 hours
Group Size: 8 participants maximum
Cost: £40 per person

Sessions will take place online, via Microsoft Teams. You will not need to download any special software to access, you will be able to join the session through your web browser.

Find out more and book here.

Contact us

We want all interested schools to be able to continue their rights respecting journey so please contact us at rrsa@unicef.org.uk if the fees cause any difficulties. Occasionally we receive funding from our corporate partners to help schools participate in the RRSA.

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: