Welcome to Peaceful Schools

We help schools become more peaceful learning environments!


Free downloads for schools

We have produced several papers, booklets and guidance as free downloads to help you make your school more peaceful!

In 2014 we developed our Peaceful Schools awards scheme with three types of awards: Beacon Peaceful school; Peaceful project in a School; and Peacemaker in a Schools (any age!). 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.

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The Peaceful Schools Movement in the UK is steered by the Peaceful Schools Strategy Group. We have developed a new 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!


Time to give peace education a chance in schools

7th March, 2016
Concern over No 10’s ‘military ethos in schools’ initiative is prompting charities to press the government over its commitment t…
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Blackheath Primary School, Blackheath, West Midlands, B65 9NF Friday 27 November 2015

30th November, 2015
Chair of the Peaceful Schools Strategy Group, presents the Beacon Peaceful Schools Certificate to two pupils at Blackheath Prima…
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Peaceful Sculpture in Central College (F.E.), in Beeston, Nottingham

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…
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Second Peacemaker Award!

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…
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St Edburg's Church of England Primary in Bicester

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…
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Carswell Community Primary School

27th February, 2015
Became a Beacon Peaceful School officially on 27 February 2015. The school is in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. One third of the pupils …
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St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School, Polworth Road, Streatham in the London Borough of Lambeth

13th February, 2015
Awarded Beacon Peaceful School status in December 2014! This is a large, voluntary-aided Roman Catholic primary school with a d…
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The Downley School, Downley Village, High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire

19th December, 2014
Sue Webb, the Head Teacher, was presented with the Beacon Peaceful School Certificate during the whole school, end of term assem…
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First Peacemaker Award!

18th December, 2014
On 18 December 2014, Mrs Helen Floyd, the School Chaplain at Oaklands Catholic School and Sixth Form College in Waterlooville, H…
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Barnsbury Primary School, Woking, Surrey

15th December, 2014
This is an ‘Outstanding Values-based Education’ school, which has jumped wholeheartedly onboard with the Peaceful Schools Moveme…
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Raddlebarn Primary School in Birmingham

1st September, 2014
In September 2014, Raddlebarn Primary School in Birmingham, received a Peaceful Schools Project award. Sara Hagel, Director of …
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Woodheys Primary School in Sale, Cheshire - the first ever Beacon Peaceful School!

30th June, 2014
This is a peace-filled and peace-radiating, state primary school. The inspirational Head Teacher, Laura Daniels, was presented …
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Peaceful Projects in Schools in Birmingham

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…
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Our 2012 conference on Peaceful Schools

16th November, 2012
Dr Neil Hawkes, International Consultant for Values-based Education and Leadership, one of the keynote speakers at the 2012 Peac…
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