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Good Diabetes Care in School Award

Welcome to the Type 1 diabetes: Make the grade Good Diabetes Care in School Award. We know that many schools across the UK are caring for children with Type 1 diabetes brilliantly because parents have told us. That's why we're celebrating and showcasing the fantastic care they provide through this unique Award.

So far, 166 schools across the UK have been celebrated for caring for children and young people with Type 1 diabetes, making sure they get the most out of their time at school.

Find out the winning schools in your area by taking a look at our school honour wall, and find out how to nominate your school and apply for the award below.

What is good diabetes care in school?

What is good diabetes care in school? Take a look at our short animation to find out or view our Diabetes in schools section for further information. 

What do schools get from the award?

  • An impressive glass trophy and award certificate valid for two years.
  • Use of the Good Diabetes Care in School Award logo on all their print and digital stationery.
  • Featured on the Diabetes UK Honour Wall as a good-practice school.
  • Positive media attention about the school’s achievements.
  • Ongoing support from Diabetes UK.

What do parents get from the award?

  • A growing directory of schools recognised by Diabetes UK as delivering good diabetes care.
  • The knowledge that their child is safe and fully integrated at school.
  • The chance to nominate their child’s school if they’re giving great care.

What do children with Type 1 get from the award?

  • The care and support they deserve so that they can get on with enjoying life at school.

Who can nominate?

  • A parent or carer of a child with Type 1 diabetes currently/recently attending the nominated school.
  • A healthcare professional responsible for the clinical care of a child currently attending the nominated school.
  • A staff member from the school.
  • A school governor.

What happens next?

  • Once you have nominated a school, we will send the nominated school an award application pack including an award application number by post or email within five days of the nomination.
  • If you are not the school, you should tell them that they have been nominated so that they know to expect the application pack.
  • The application pack includes all the information the school needs to apply for the award.
  • The school must follow the instructions in the pack and submit their application online to be considered for the award.
  • For more details on what the school must do and how to submit online, follow the Information for Schools link below.

Information for schools

Learn all about what your school needs to do to apply for the Award.

Information for schools 

Find out which schools have won the Good Diabetes Care in School Award

School Honour Wall

Find out which schools are Good Diabetes Care in School Award Holders.

View the School Honour Wall