Did you know that your school could be eligible to apply for the Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) Access Fund for Schools 2022-23? This offers your school the opportunity to have a high quality facilitated session at an iconic historical site.

The fund covers visits from Key Stage 1 – 5 students and special school students, including the cost of general admission for up to 105 pupils as well as a facilitated session for all children at mainstream schools or a SEND session for pupils from special schools. Adults accompanying students at HRP-stated ratios will also be included.

For a list of facilitated sessions available visit:

Tower of London

Hampton Court Palace

Kensington Palace

To be eligible, schools must be a state funded primary, secondary or special school. Applications for the fund from schools with one or more of the following characteristics will be prioritised: at least 30% of students eligible for Pupil Premium; at least 50% of students with a first language that is known to be other than English; at least 15% of students with special educational needs*.

*these characteristics do not need to be evidenced by special schools.

All schools receiving a free visit from the Access Fund for Schools will be given the opportunity to attend a free Teacher Familiarisation day at their chosen site (which includes free entry), join the HRP Teacher Network and participate in structured evaluation activities during the visit.

The fund is limited, so please apply as early as possible. Assuming applications meet the eligibility criteria, funds will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  The fund opens for applications on Thursday 1st September 2022. The closing date for applications is midnight on Friday 21st October 2022

For more detail on the terms and conditions for visits booked through the Access Fund for Schools, please see the School Application Form on the Historic Royal Palaces website or contact the Fund Administrator at: accessfund@hrp.org.uk