Social Impact School Award

The Social Impact Schools Award recognises the dedication of schools and their students in having a positive impact on the world.

The Social Impact Schools Award celebrates and showcases schools’ commitment to having a social impact and provides formal recognition of those schools placing social action and charity-work at the heart of their education. Schools, teachers and students see social action and engagement with charitable causes as critical building blocks of educating children. Parents and inspectors increasingly look for schools that adopt a holistic approach, choosing institutions that help children develop into kind, empathic and empowered young adults. The Social Impact Schools Award provides recognition of schools’ achievements in this area.


Applying to be a Social Impact School and achieving the award provides several benefits:

  • Formal recognition of your school’s commitment to social impact to demonstrate to prospective parents, students, staff and inspectors.
  • Receive a Welcome Pack which includes sticker sheets and certificates.
  • Access tonnes of educational resources to help embed social action within your school including downloadable lesson and assembly plans.
  • Immerse your students in taking social action, which has enormous benefits including developing empathy, leadership, a sense-of agency and even enhanced well-being (Body et al 2019).
  • Celebrate and reward the efforts that have been made by your staff and students.
Body A, Lau E and Josephidou J (2019) Our charitable children: Engaging children in charities and charitable giving. University of Kent.


The Social Impact Schools Award is based on students at your school carrying out social action such as volunteering, fundraising and raising awareness.

The award is run by SuperKind Education C.I.C., a 100% not-for-profit organisation dedicated to empowering young children to make positive change happen in the world around them, through the website

When students have engaged in a social action, of any type and in any location, the action can be registered by the student or teacher on to earn an online badge. This process takes just a couple minutes and teachers can log students’ action on bulk.

To achieve the Social Impact Schools Award, a school must register an average of 1 social action per student over the course of an academic year. The award is a non-competitive accreditation and all schools who meet the award criteria across the academic year will be granted the award.

Please note, from time to time across the academic year, we may contact your school to request proof of the actions taken.


There are 12 categories of social action listed on SuperKind.

These are:

Change BehavourChanging their behaviour 


Speech MakerMaking a speech

Poster MakerMaking a poster

Event OrganiserOrganising an event

Superkind PetitionerPetitioning


Superkind FundraisingRaising money

Awareness RaiserSharing with others

Club StarterStarting a club


Letter WriterWriting a letter

Schools can log actions taken, and award online badges, to their students for each social action that they have engaged in. Students can also claim badges on their own by uploading details of social action that they have engaged in. When a student first completes an action (for example, Writing a Letter), they earn the bronze version of that badge. The next time they complete the same action, they will receive a silver version and the next time a gold version. Our Welcome Packs include suggestions and ideas for specific social actions for each badge type.


The cost to register for the award is £100+VAT. The award is run by SuperKind Education C.I.C. , a 100% not-for-profit social action platform. SuperKind has a wealth of content and resources to help schools create the next generation of change-makers. We provide this content completely free of charge to schools across the UK. As well as covering the costs of running the award, the registration fee allows us to run this educational platform and supports us in our mission to educate, inspire and empower young people. Included within your registration fee you will receive a Welcome Pack which includes , sticker sheets and certificates. You will also be able to download lesson and assembly plans and we will support you with great exclusive content across the year to help you bring social action into the classroom in a meaningful and engaging way.  Of course, if you are successful in achieving the award, you will also receive a physical copy of the award certificate.


If the fee is prohibitive to your school registering, please contact us directly at [email protected] to discuss other ways that you can get involved. 

Registration for the 2023/24 award is open now.

To achieve the award, actions will be counted across the 2023/24 academic year, until 31st July 2024.

You will be notified if you have been successful in achieving the award by 1st September 2024.

To register, please fill in the registration form here. 

All you will need is your school name, size of student population, primary contact name & email and school mailing address.


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