Free School & College Philosophy Courses

Hundreds of Introduction to Philosophy courses have been run, both online and in person at dozens of schools (secondary and primary) and colleges around the UK. Every year, a number of 10-week courses are funded by, and run on behalf of, the Royal Institute of Philosophy. For the schools/colleges concerned there is no cost at all, and every pupil/student who participates receives a certificate from the Royal Institute of Philosophy and a free philosophy book. If you would like to find out more about how a course can be arranged at your school or college, e-mail

The growing list of schools and colleges that have benefitted from having a School Philosophy course delivered to pupils/students include the following:

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls; Bowdon Preparatory School, Calderstones School, Liverpool; Cardinal Newman Catholic High School; Cedar Mount Academy Manchester; The Cooperative Academy, Manchester; Dovedale Primary School, Liverpool; The East Manchester Academy; Gorton Mount Primary School, Manchester; Holy Cross College, Bury; King George V College, Southport; Liverpool College; Maghull High School, Liverpool; Sexey’s School, Bruton; Maricourt High School, Maghull; Parrenthorn High School, Prestwich; St. Cuthbert’s Catholic High School, Sutton; St. Gregory’s Catholic High School; St. Hilda’s School, Liverpool; St. Margaret’s Academy, Liverpool; St. Michael’s High School, Crosby.

P4T tutor, Glenn Skelhorn, was also employed for a number of years as a ‘resident philosopher’ at Greenbank High School in Birkdale, working with staff and pupils in embedding philosophical practice across the curriculum. Here is an article from the local newspaper, The Southport Visitor, about the project:

Interested in something similar being introduced at your school? Contact