Welcome to Peaceful Schools
We help schools become more peaceful learning environments!
We have produced several papers, booklets and guidance as free downloads to help you make your school more peaceful!
Why not check out our Facebook group? We chat about all things to do with Peaceful Schools!
The Peaceful Schools Movement in the UK is steered by the Peaceful Schools Strategy Group. We have developed the concept of a 'Peaceful School' which has four, inter-related levels of peace:
- Inner peace for the individual pupil/student and members of staff;
- Peaceful relationships and constructive resolution of conflicts;
- Peaceful school ethos and environment (indoors and outdoors);
- Peacemaking within the wider community/world!
We support and work in partnership with schools and many peace-promoting organisations including 'Peace One Day', Values-Based Education/Living Values, the Peace Mala Project, the Peace Education Network, the Peer Mediation Network, Peacemakers (WMQPEP), Mind with Heart, A Quiet Place and many others.
28th March, 2017
We are looking for more schools to become Beacon Peaceful schools as well as more teachers, other staff and pupils in schools wh…
7th March, 2017
Peacemakers is a charity working with schools on issues around social and emotional learning, peace and conflict. We are undergo…
7th November, 2016
New resource booklet just published by Speechmark. A great new resource written by Penny Moon, of a Quiet Place. Thoroughly reco…
6th October, 2016
Gungrog Church in Wales Nursery and Infant School (in Welshpool, Powys) has been awarded a Peaceful Project Award.
29th September, 2016
Rhys Davies, Head of Humanities/Peace & Justice Co-ordinator at Cardinal Newman Catholic School in Coventry writes:
As part of…
20th July, 2016
Our 'Learning Through Peace' Conference took place at Friends House, Euston Road, London on 24 June 2016, the day after the EU r…
20th July, 2016
Rubel Uddin teacher at Argyle Primary School, Camden, London being presented with a Beacon Peaceful School certificate.
19th July, 2016
Our second Peacemakers award for an individual in a secondary school! Well deserved.
19th July, 2016
On 15 July 2016, Cardinal Newman Secondary School in Coventry received their Beacon Peaceful School award and certificate.
7th March, 2016
Concern over No 10’s ‘military ethos in schools’ initiative is prompting charities to press the government over its commitment t…
30th November, 2015
Chair of the Peaceful Schools Strategy Group, presents the Beacon Peaceful Schools Certificate to two pupils at Blackheath Prima…
29th April, 2015
On 29 April 2015 the students had a grand launch of the peace sculpture they had made and for which they had received a Peaceful…
20th April, 2015
On 20 April 2015, Anna Lubelska presented Lesley Wasley with a Peacemaker award. Lesley is an HLTA at St Edburg's Church of Engl…
1st April, 2015
In April 2015, Margaret Kunzer (Head Teacher) and Julie Cordingley (HLTA and art teacher) at St Edburg's Church of England Prima…
27th February, 2015
Became a Beacon Peaceful School officially on 27 February 2015. The school is in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. One third of the pupils …
13th February, 2015
Awarded Beacon Peaceful School status in December 2014! This is a large, voluntary-aided Roman Catholic primary school with a d…
19th December, 2014
Sue Webb, the Head Teacher, was presented with the Beacon Peaceful School Certificate during the whole school, end of term assem…
18th December, 2014
On 18 December 2014, Mrs Helen Floyd, the School Chaplain at Oaklands Catholic School and Sixth Form College in Waterlooville, H…
15th December, 2014
This is an ‘Outstanding Values-based Education’ school, which has jumped wholeheartedly onboard with the Peaceful Schools Moveme…
1st September, 2014
In September 2014, Raddlebarn Primary School in Birmingham, received a Peaceful Schools Project award. Sara Hagel, Director of …
30th June, 2014
This is a peace-filled and peace-radiating, state primary school. The inspirational Head Teacher, Laura Daniels, was presented …
1st June, 2014
In the summer term of 2014, Fairway Primary Academy in Kings Norton, Birmingham was the first ever school to be presented with a…
16th November, 2012
Dr Neil Hawkes, International Consultant for Values-based Education and Leadership, one of the keynote speakers at the 2012 Peac…