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We are an association made up of people just like you, run for you.

We are proud to support and represent more than 25,000 leaders of primary, secondary and post-16 education. We would love to welcome you to our community.

With our special offers for new members you can benefit from discounted subscription fees plus the very best trade union and professional association support dedicated to you as a senior leader. Make sure you join now and you can be confident of the very best professional support and protection going forward. Not sure if you are eligible for membership? Please click here.

Join ASCL

April - August 2024

New members starting their membership in April - August 2024‚Äč will receive discounted membership until 31 December 2024*

From January 2025 subscriptions will be charged at the normal subscription rate.

Details of the subscription rates for 2025 will be sent to members during the autumn term of 2024.
Executive Headteacher/CEO £39.50 per month £26 per month
Headteacher/Principal/Head of School £38 per month £25 per month
Deputy Head/Vice Principal £30.50 per month £20 per month
Assistant Headteacher/Assistant Principal/Other Senior Postholder £23.00 per month £15 per month
Business Manager/Finance Director/Bursar/Other operational leader £21.00 per month £14 per month
Payable until December 2024

September - December 2024

New members joining between September and December 2024 will receive a special introductory offer of a reduced subscription rate until 31 December 2025*

From January 2026 subscriptions will be charged at the normal subscription rate.

Details of the subscription rates for 2026 will be sent to members during the autumn term of 2025.
Executive Headteacher/CEO £39.50 per month £28 per month
Headteacher/Principal/Head of School £38 per month £27 per month
Deputy Head/Vice Principal £30.50 per month £22 per month
Assistant Headteacher/Assistant Principal/Other Senior Postholder £23.00 per month £16 per month
Business Manager/Finance Director/Bursar/Other operational leader £21.00 per month £15 per month
Payable until December 2025

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • Subscriptions are calculated on a daily rate. Your first payment may be larger depending on your join date and payment start date. You will receive notification in advance of the first payment being claimed.
  • If you wish to pay annually the total amount due will be claimed on the next available month.
  • All direct debits are claimed on the first banking day of each month. ASCL is not able to vary the payment date.
  • Subscriptions are allowable against income tax (100%).
  • A completed direct debit must be returned with the application form to activate membership. If you join online this will be available during the joining process.
  • Please retain the direct debit guarantee for your records.
You will be able to join on any date, however, membership cannot be backdated. Please do not wait until you are notified of an allegation or process. ASCL is unable to provide representation and legal support for issues that arose before your membership commenced.

Please note:
  • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, promotion, discount or incentive.
  • Offer only available to new members joining ASCL for the first time. If you have held a subscription previously, please contact the Membership Team on 0116 2991122 or email membership@ascl.org.uk to rejoin.
  • Details of the subscription rates for 2025 will be sent to members during the autumn term of 2024.
  • Subscriptions are calculated on a daily rate. Your first payment may be larger depending on your join date and payment start date. You can select your join date when you apply. You will receive notification of the amount in advance of the first payment.
  • All direct debits are processed on the first banking day of each month. We are unable to vary the payment date.
This subscription offer is only available to persons who have not previously held ASCL membership. Amount saved dependant on grade of membership. Normal monthly subscription rates for 2024 are as follows: assistant head/senior postholder - £23, business leader/bursar/finance director - £21, deputy head/vice principal - £30.50, head/principal/head of school - £38, executive head/leaders of academy chains/multi-academy trusts - £39.50.

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