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

Costs for Registration to Bronze: Rights Committed

The charge for Registration and achieving Bronze: Rights Committed gives you access to digital training and support so your school can achieve Bronze accreditation as quickly as possible. Your Bronze certificate and detailed feedback on your planning are all included in this charge.

As a registered school you are provided with:

  • Central administrative email and telephone support
  • Support from an experienced Professional Adviser
  • Half-termly email newsletters letting you know about training and support options, teaching resources and RRSA school successes
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? We know what helps schools to make good progress, so when you click on the registration link below please note the things you ought to think about before committing to registration. We want schools to complete the Bronze stage within six months. If you are unable to do so your school may be required to re-register and pay again.

You can register online for the Rights Respecting Schools Award, and we will send you an invoice.


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Achieving Silver: Rights Aware

The charge for achieving Silver: Rights Aware includes: continuing central support, telephone and email support by your Professional Adviser, a face-to-face assessment visit, a short report and guidance for steps towards achieving Gold.

For some small schools, schools in particularly remote areas or schools outside the UK we offer a virtual assessment. 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 charge for achieving Gold: Rights Respecting include: telephone and email support by your Professional Adviser, a face-to-face assessment visit and a full report with guidance how to maintain this standard. All Gold reports are scrutinised by a UK wide 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

Cost of additional training and support

Digital training course

£200 per school for those schools who have registered before January 2018. This is included in the Registration and achieving Bronze charge from January 2018.

Digital training guides you towards applying for Bronze:

  • A seven week course 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 week contains approximately 30 minutes of online material followed by an hour of ‘homework’ where you put what your knowledge into action.

Regional training course

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

School support

We offer two types of support: support visits to schools, and cluster support. Schools find that working directly with our Professional Advisors 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 Unicef UK’s 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 a minimum of 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 RRSA Professional Advisor to book any support days or visits. For questions, email us at

Cluster support for groups of schools in one area

We can 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 offer economies in terms of joint working.

Please get in touch with us for more information or contact your Regional Professional Advisor.

How to book

Contact your regional Professional Advisor directly to book your support visit or contact the RRSA central team via email at

Contact us

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