Primary Science Quality Mark


The Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) enables primary schools, across the UK, to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate science provision in their school.  This national award was rolled-out in 2010 to raise the profile of science in primary schools. It was in the light of high stakes assessment in English and Maths having a detrimental effect on the quality of science and amount of Science teaching and learning in primary schools.

PSQM provides schools with a framework and the professional support for developing leadership, teaching and learning.  It also aims to assemble and make accessible to the wider science education community a rich data base of current practice in primary science.  Within the TTA we would like to improve the profile of science and facilitate a strong, collaborative local science network sharing excellent science practice.  This supported by many of the schools being PSQM accredited.



“For me, the process of gaining first the PSQM Silver 2012, then PSQM Gold in 2015 and currently PSQM Outreach in 2018, has been really empowering.  It has opened many doors and opportunities for me and hence my school to engage in science that would never have been known about or accessed. I believe, through the PSQM process, my increasing passion for sharing primary science has enabled me to empower many of my colleagues too.”


– Local PSQM Hub Leader (Surrey Hub) – Julia Nash BSc, PhD, PGCE, Science Lead Limpsfield CE Infant School, PSTT Fellow, PSQM Hub Leader, SLE for TTA

For further information about PSQM