Access Fund for schools

Enabling free school visits

Enabling free school visits

About the Access Fund for schools

Covid-19

Due to recent unexpected events resulting in school and site closures, we have had to close applications for this fund. If you have already applied you will hear from us in due course. Unfortunately we can no longer accept further applications. We hope this will be temporary and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) Access Fund for Schools offers your school the opportunity to have a high quality, immersive learning experience at the iconic sites of the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace.

The fund can support visits from Key Stage 1 - 5 students and special school students.

The fund covers:

  • Cost of general admission for up to 105 pupils.
  • A facilitated session for all children at mainstream schools and up to 10 pupils from special schools. Visit Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace for a list of facilitated sessions available.
  • Adults accompanying children at HRP-stated rates are also included.

Eligibility

Schools must be a state funded primary, secondary or special school.

Applications for the fund from schools with one or more of the following characteristics will be prioritised: 

  • at least 30% of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium.
  • at least 50% of pupils with a first language that is known to be other than English.
  • at least 15% of pupils with special educational needs. This will not be considered in relation to special schools.

How to apply

The Fund is limited, so please apply as early as possible. Funds will be allocated on a first come first served basis to applications that meet the eligibility criteria. 

The closing date for applications is midnight on Thursday 07 May 2020.

For full terms and conditions and to apply for the Access Fund for Schools, please download and complete the School Application Form. Forms should be scanned and emailed to: accessfund@hrp.org.uk.

If you have any queries regarding the Fund, please email the Fund Administrator at the above email address.

School Application Form

Please download and complete the School Application Form, then scan it and email it to: accessfund@hrp.org.uk.

Download application form
Secondary school students visit Hampton Court

Tower of London School Sessions

Explore available facilitated sessions at the Tower.

Secondary school students visit Hampton Court

Hampton Court Palace School Sessions

Explore available facilitated sessions at Hampton Court Palace. 

Primary school students take part in school session at Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace School Sessions

Explore available facilitated sessions at Kensington Palace. 

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