Schools Co-operative Society

  • Co-ordinating Co-operative Schools

    The Schools Co-operative Society (SCS) is the national representative body of publicly funded schools with a co-operative ethos. We co-ordinate, support and speak up for the 100s of Co-operative Trust Schools and Co-operative Academies across England.

    Just as the co-operative way of running a business, or association, presents an alternative to the usual 'plc' approach, co-operative schools offer an alternative way of educating our children. Co-operative Schools place a high emphasis on schools, teachers and the community working together to provide the best environment they can for young people. The development of young people into active global citizens is at the core of our philosophy.

    We are unique in that we are both a co-operative but also a network, 'owned' by and run for our member schools.

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