Beacon Peaceful Schools are pioneers!

What could be more important than working for peace in the world?! Schools can play a massive role in making the world a more peaceful place. And lots of schools are already doing a lot of work on peace - in different ways. Some are further down this path than others. A few are exceptional and they have become 'Beacon Peaceful Schools'. The pioneers/Beacon Peaceful Schools are described below. Scroll down this page to read about them!

How can my school get a Beacon Award?

Schools get their Beacon Peaceful School Awards from the Peaceful Schools Strategy Group. Following receipt of a Submission Form (see link below) a member of the Group visits and assesses the school on a range of things including the senior leadership's passion and commitment for creating a peaceful environment with staff and pupils. We look at aspects of what the school is doing in four inter-related areas:

  • How pupils are helped to develop their ability to connect to their inner peace.
  • What is being done to enable the development of peaceful relationships in the school.
  • The whole school ethos - is it peace promoting?
  • How pupils are being equipped to be peacemakers within the school and in the wider world.
  • Peace work beyond the school - in the local community and in other areas.

Beacon Peaceful Schools Submission Form

Helpful Guidance - Pathways for Peaceful Schools

The assessment process is free. If you think your school, or a school you know, could be considered to be a Beacon Peaceful School i.e. a model for others to learn from, then please get in touch with Anna Lubelska,

UN Peace Day 21 September

Monday 19th June, 2017

Thursday 21 September is 2017 UN Peace Day. The theme is 'Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All'. Peace Day pr…

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Awards for you?

Tuesday 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…

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Please contribute your ideas to Peacemakers future

Tuesday 7th March, 2017

Peacemakers is a charity working with schools on issues around social and emotional learning, peace and conflict. We are undergo…

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Peace Orchard for Coventry

Thursday 29th September, 2016

Rhys Davies, Head of Humanities/Peace & Justice Co-ordinator at Cardinal Newman Catholic School in Coventry writes: As part of…

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Another Beacon primary!

Wednesday 20th July, 2016

Rubel Uddin teacher at Argyle Primary School, Camden, London being presented with a Beacon Peaceful School certificate.

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