Welcome to the Phoenix Education Trust

Phoenix Education Trust is a charity and a leading voice in the promotion of democratic education in UK Schools and Colleges.

For us, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is a compass that guides our work in supporting the development of an education system in which all children are trusted, supported and given the respect that each and every one of them deserves.

We focus our resources on providing the research, training and information needed to promote the movement for democratic education - because the education children receive affects everybody's lives.



Calling YOU!

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What can you do to help?

Take up an internship, or perhaps attend one of our events. There are so many ways you can help.

Find out how to become a volunteer >

Latest News

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Democratic Education News

Find out what Phoenix has been doing or news from the wider democratic education movement!

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A Life Changed - Danny

Danny Whitehouse

My Experience

Danny Whitehouse talks about he came to democratic education.

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Democratic Education Networks

Democratic education people

This directory will show what is going on where, so that like-minded people can make connections and support each other, and it will help parents to find a democratic form of education for their children. We also have a LinkedIn group for professionals to meet and network. 

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Projects We Support

Sands School from Sands School on Vimeo.

Here is a film about Sands School by former student Rosa Tyler Clark. Sands is a small independent fully democratic school in Devon. http://www.sands-school.co.uk/

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