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Global Neighbours school accreditation scheme

Equipping young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to act against inequality and work towards a world free of poverty.

Want to empower the next generation of agents of change?

Welcome to Global Neighbours - our exciting school accreditation scheme.

In partnership with the Church of England’s Education Office, we want to encourage a deeper understanding of global injustice and the Christian response to it in primary school pupils across England.

Global Neighbours registration form

Registration is free and entails no commitment from your school to apply for accreditation.

About accreditation scheme

Find out what the scheme entails and how your school can benefit from accreditation.

Global Neighbours handbook

It has all the information you need to know about joining the accreditation scheme.

Registration is free. There's only a charge when your school applies for an award.

This is to cover the basic costs of an assessor’s time and travel, and of running the scheme.

Costs (as of July 2018)

Size of school (number of pupils) // Bronze // Silver/Gold

Very small (less than 100) // £60 // £250

Small (between 100 and 210) // £80 // £325

Large (more than 210) // £100 // £400

Eligibility for the Global Neighbours Scheme

Is our school eligible?

Only primary schools in England are currently eligible for accreditation. If your school is outside of England, it can still freely access all our school resources.

How do we apply and become accredited?

Schools can register for free at any time and when you register, you will receive all the information that you need about how to submit your application.

For more information, read the Global Neighbours handbook.

Will the work we've already done count towards accreditation?

The work you've already done to support global citizenship across the curriculum clearly shows:

  • your school’s fulfilment of the accreditation criteria, and
  • that the work is currently being implemented in your school.

Working with other partners and organisations is no barrier to this.

What if our school decides not to take part?

You can still use Christian Aid's teaching and learning resources; they're freely available on our website. You'll also still get support from our volunteer Christian Aid Teachers (this is subject to availability).