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 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
  • 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.

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

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

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 £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

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.

Sustaining Gold: Rights Respecting

The fee for being reaccredited at Gold to show you are continuing to sustain your Gold: Rights Respecting practice includes: continuing central support, telephone and email support from your regional Professional Adviser, a face-to-face reaccreditation visit and a report with guidance on how to sustain this standard. All Gold: Rights Respecting reaccreditation reports are scrutinised by a UK-wide Accreditation Standardisation Committee.

The Gold: Rights Respecting reaccreditation is valid for three years, after which you are due to be reaccredited at Gold every three years to show you are sustaining your Gold practice.

School size Gold Cost
< 50 pupils £115 +VAT
50 – 99 pupils £300 +VAT
100 – 249 pupils £570+VAT
250 – 499 pupils £720 +VAT
500 – 999 pupils £900 +VAT
>1000 pupils £1125 +VAT

We want all interested schools to be able to sustain 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.

Regional face to face training courses

Face to face training courses across the UK

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

Online training

Our online training 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.

So that you can continue your Rights Respecting work whilst schools are closed, our online training courses are free for all adults at participating schools during this time. To get access, email us at rrsa@unicef.org.uk with the name of your school and the online course you’d like access to.

School support

We recognise that some schools might want bespoke or tailored training to support their Rights Respecting journey. We offer two types of support:

  • School support visits – support for all staff at your school
  • Cluster support – support for a group or cluster of schools in an area

Schools find that working directly with our Professional Advisers supports them to engage all staff and make effective progress. Find out more 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: