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The Stimulating Physics Network provides no-cost support to secondary schools across England.


Our Partner Schools receive bespoke support from their local Teaching and Learning Coach (TLC); along with access to select enrichment and enhancement activities. To find out if your school is eligible to become a Partner School, please complete the form below.

Please note: only state funded secondary schools in England are eligible for Partner School status. Independent schools are warmly invited to become Link Schools, to host (and teachers to attend) Physics Network Coordinator workshops across the UK or have teachers attend our regional network days.

Find out more about Partner Schools.


All secondary schools in England are eligible for Link School status - receiving Stimulating Physics Network support to host TLC-led CPD sessions for teachers in their local area, establish sustainable professional networks and support the development of school-based training.

Find out more about Link and Link+ Schools.

Applications for Lead Schools are on hold



Physics Lead Schools are the hub of an active local network of schools and physics teachers. A nominated physics teacher from the school is seconded by the Institute of Physics (IOP) as a School-based Physics Coach for one day a week. Salary costs and expenses are covered up to £11,000 per year.

Find out more about Lead Schools, and take a look at the application criteria.

Complete this form if you would like to enquire about becoming a Lead, Link, Link+ or Partner School. We will get in touch with you when applications open again. For further information, please contact spn@iop.org

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