Space Education Quality Mark

The Space Education Quality Mark (SEQM) is an award given to UK schools and colleges that have shown significant use of the context of space in STEM subjects, have worked with other organisations, shared resources and used space to enrich the curriculum.Space Education Quality Mark

The SEQM is run by the European Space Education Resources Office in the UK (ESERO-UK).

The benefits

There are many benefits to taking part in the Space Education Quality Mark:

  • gain recognition for your achievements
  • raise the profile of quality science teaching within your school
  • inspire children to take STEM subjects
  • encourage further engagement with parents, other schools and the wider community
  • access professional development
  • forge links with space professionals and organisations
  • share good practice and resources with schools across the UK

“We are very proud to be awarded the Space Education Quality Mark. The Mark prescribes a rigorous set of standards, recognises outstanding achievement in this field and provides opportunities for further development in space education.”  Robert Smyth Academy.

Discover what Robert Smyth Academy, Tapton School and Tang Hall primary school gained from the experience of achieving the Space Education Quality mark:

Read more about Space Education Quality Mark experiences and ideas:


How to apply

It is currently free for schools to apply. There is also the opportunity to attend bursary supported professional development at the National STEM Learning Centre and gain other support from our space ambassadors.

The Space Education Quality Mark is available for any schools that have shown significant use of the context of space in STEM subjects – this can be a primary school, secondary school or a college.

To work towards the Quality Mark you must complete a self-evaluation form and submit with evidence such as lesson plans or schemes of work, lesson observations, photographs of pupil’s work, events or display boards.

Register your interest


If you have any queries please email us.

For full details of the SEQM and how to apply download the Guidelines document.

Teaching resources developed by Leading Space schools

A report on the Leading Space Education Programme, a supporting video on raising standards in STEM subjects, and a collection of teaching resources developed the some of the Leading Space schools can be found in the ESERO-UK collection on the eLibrary.