Beacon Peaceful Schools

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 School submission form 2019

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, anna@peacefulschools.org.uk


Beacon Peaceful Schools

Wednesday 11th September, 2019

New Beacon Peaceful School in Cheshire!

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Beacon Peaceful Schools

Wednesday 11th September, 2019

New Beacon Peaceful School announced to coincide with the upcoming International Day of Peace.

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William Penn Primary School gets Beacon Award

Tuesday 11th June, 2019

William Penn Primary in Coolham Village in West Sussex has got a Beacon Peaceful Schools Award for the work it does on all four levels of peace!

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William Penn Primary Receives Award

Thursday 7th February, 2019

William Penn Primary School in West Sussex has won a Peaceful Project Award for their wonderful restorative practice.

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Hillcrest Shifnal school gets award

Tuesday 13th March, 2018

Hillcrest Shifnal school in Shropshire received a Peaceful Project Award for their PPOD = Peaceful Place of De-escalation!

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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 Cardinal Newman’s status as a national Beacon School of Peace, a new apple orchard of 300 trees is planned on 3.7 acres of land at Coundon Hall Park. The site is between the playing fields on Tamworth Road and Coundon Wood on Long Lane and will be easily accessible from the car park off the Tamworth Road. The project is a partnership between Cardinal Newman, Normandy Day UK and Coventry City Council, who have offered the site and will help maintain it.

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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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Hurrah! Our first Beacon Peaceful Secondary School!

Tuesday 19th July, 2016

On 15 July 2016, Cardinal Newman Secondary School in Coventry received their Beacon Peaceful School award and certificate.

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Blackheath Primary School, Blackheath, West Midlands, B65 9NF Friday 27 November 2015

Monday 30th November, 2015

Chair of the Peaceful Schools Strategy Group, presents the Beacon Peaceful Schools Certificate to two pupils at Blackheath Primary School. http://www.blackheathprimary.org.uk The school impressed the assessors on all four ‘levels’ of peace: inner peace, peaceful relationships, community peace and global peace!

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Carswell Community Primary School

Friday 27th February, 2015

Became a Beacon Peaceful School officially on 27 February 2015. The school is in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. One third of the pupils are from Army families. The school is noteworthy for its vibrant, dynamic look and feel.

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