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Bronze Award

The Bronze award is for schools that have made a commitment to P4C as a whole school pedagogy and started on the SAPERE training pathway.

Schools wishing to apply for a SAPERE Bronze Award in P4C should use the application form at the bottom of the page.  We would normally expect a school to have been doing P4C for one full year before being ready to apply for the Bronze Award.

Schools who have achieved the Bronze Award

The Bronze Award application covers the following criteria:

Pupils: How well are they doing P4C? 

  • Building a Community of Philosophical Enquiry
  • Questioning
  • Development of philosophical thinking
  • Review and evaluation

Teachers: How well are they developing their P4C skills? 

  • Classroom practice
  • Facilitation skills
  • Planning
  • P4C Leadership
  • Review and evaluation

School: How well is P4C supported across the school? 

  • Headteacher and Senior Leadership team commitment
  • Level of whole school training
  • Involving the whole school
  • Review and evaluation

How to Apply 

Evidence should be submitted electronically using the Bronze Award Submission form and sent via email to  or via Dropbox if you have large files. An application fee of £75.00 should be sent by cheque made payable to SAPERE at Culham Innovation Centre, D5 Culham Science Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3DB or by calling 01865 408 333 to arrange a BACS transfer or card payment. Please note that if your school is part of our Going for Gold programme, the fee for the school award is included. 

Click on this link for the Bronze Award Application Guidelines

You can view an example of a completed Bronze Award submission form from a school

For further information or queries please contact Jen Simpson, Assistant National Training Manager, or on 07591 163318