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Quality Mark

Northern Lights is able to support both primary and secondary colleagues, prepare for both the Primary and Secondary quality marks

Primary Science Mark

Primary Science Quality Mark is not like other quality marks, instead it is a CPD programme that helps schools to achieve a quality mark, whether science within the school has been a low profile for a while or your school want to improve the provision further. The programme provides a framework that enables science subject leaders to develop and strengthen their leadership practice, whilst increasing the profile and quality of science within their school. The process supports subject leaders to plan for improvement in science teaching and learning across the school and evaluate the impact of action taken. 

Secondary Science Mark

Science Mark is a quality standard designed to recognise and celebrate inspiring practice in secondary and FE science departments across the UK.

Working with our dedicated team of assessors, we will support you through the process to achieve your Science Mark. There are three levels - silver, gold and platinum. 


What are the benefits of taking part?

  • help raise the profile of science across your school or college
  • demonstrate your department's commitment to quality standards in science education
  • celebrate engaging, stimulating and inspiring lessons for students
  • receive a plaque, certificates, digital banners and at least a day and a half of support from an external expert

Science Mark accreditation lasts for three years and costs £750 +VAT to take part.

Please register your interest by emailing

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