Whether the school is a Co-operative Trust School, a Co-operative Academy or one that is investigating the status, the Schools Co‑operative Society is the national co-ordinating body for this sector of state education.
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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Whether the school is a Co-operative Trust School, a Co-operative Academy or one that is investigating the status, the Schools Co‑operative Society is the national co-ordinating body for this sector of state education.Find Out More
What we do
We co‑ordinate the ever growing network of schools, as well as providing guidance, advice, and support Co-operative Trust Schools and Co-operative Academies.
Our philosophy as a sector is to provide an alternative way of organising and managing a school, that places it at the centre of its community and gives a voice to all the stakeholders that can make it and its students highly successful
The Schools Co-operative Society is owned by the many Co-operative Schools, Foundation Trusts and Academies across the country. Membership is therefore very important to us as an organisation.
If you are a school or education group which is aligned to the Co-operative Values and Principles, you can find out more about membership here.
Although we are a national Co-operative Society and organise events and services across the country we are also aware that many schools have issues that are unique to their area.
Our regional structure has been developed to help schools consider issues locally as well as contribute to the national picture. The main board of SCS is composed of members elected from each of the regions