Research Culture Society’s (RCS) Accreditation for Schools and other Educational Institutions is a voluntary, non-governmental process that gives recognition to international, national level schools that meet established quality standards. The purpose of accreditation is to assure the public, students, parents and other stakeholders as to the quality of an institution and its commitment to high standards through a system of continuous improvement.

Of particular importance today is the safeguarding of children and young people.  RCS Accreditation is extremely thorough in ensuring that students in your school’s care are looked after and taught in a clean, healthy and secure environment.

It is probable that your school is already accredited within your own country, however RCS accreditation confirms your commitment to internationalization and in particular your commitment to supplying exemplary services to international students.

Our accreditation process consists of a set of key performance indicators split into 8 main areas, namely;

  1. Premises, Health and Safety, Campus Environment.
  2. Governance, Management and Staff Resources.
  3. Staff Educational Qualification and Ability.
  4. Learning, Teaching, Research and other co-curricular Activities.
  5. Quality Assurance and Enhancement.
  6. Student Welfare activities, Staff – Parents collaboration.
  7. Marketing and Recruitment of Students.
  8. Systems Management and Compliance with Regulations.
  9. Digitalization, Innovative Practices, Facilities for staff and students.
  10. Structure of building, class rooms, laboratories and other.

RCS Accreditation allows your school to demonstrate a commitment to high quality international education, as well as ensuring that your school is continually improving and keeping up with the best international education standards.

RCS School Accreditation is a Quality Assurance process that drives a school’s continuous improvement, through:
• Robust benchmarking against internationally-agreed standards;
• A partnership, focusing on support, development and monitoring;
• A model of peer review that brings together international educators from around the world.

The status of international accreditation demonstrates a school’s commitment to high quality international education to the wider education community as well as to prospective families, educational leaders, teachers, universities, embassies, other government departments, and global companies and organisations.

Accreditation by RCS will boost the profile of your institution and confirm that it meets high standards of education, welfare and good practice. Our international accreditation will reassure students, parents and agents that your institution is a good choice, and that you will provide them with professional teaching, valuable qualifications and a positive learning experience.

All of the documentation needed to apply for RCS accreditation can be found via the following links. Here you can download the RCS Accreditation Handbook, the RCS Standards for Accreditation and the RCS Application Form. Save the file to your computer where you will be able to fill in the application form electronically.

Once you have electronically completed the application form, please print a copy and send it to our postal address along with the appropriate fee and documentation. The accreditation process can then begin earlier.