Yellow Flag Programme

Celebrating Diversity, Promoting Inclusion, Challenging Racism
Tel: 087 241 0258 or 01 679 6577   Email:

Applications for September 2024 have now closed


Apply to take part in the Yellow Flag Programme

Are you interested in applying to the Yellow Flag Programme in 2025?

Each year the Yellow Flag Programme will host an open call for schools who wish to apply to the programme.

The next open call will take place in March 2025.

Should you wish to register your interest in joining our programme in 2025, you can do so by filling in the Register Your Interest form. The form can be found here

What is the Yellow Flag Programme?

The Yellow Flag Programme provides a practical series of 8 steps that brings issues of interculturalism, equality and diversity into the whole-school programme and allows schools to apply them to the day to day running of the school. It works with students, staff, management, parents and wider community groups so that issues of diversity and equality are not merely seen as “school subjects” but can be understood and taken outside the school setting into everyone’s personal lives. Similar to the Green Schools Programme, the Yellow Flag is an award scheme. On successfully completing the following 8 steps over a two year period, and being evaluated externally, the school is awarded its Yellow Flag in recognition of its work in promoting diversity & inclusion. The award is publicised locally, and the school can fly its flag with pride and use the logo on its official correspondence.

School Selection Criteria

The Yellow Flag Programme supports the inclusion of all students in school life, so that every child or young person has the opportunity to see their identity reflected in the learning environment. However, our limited resources mean that we must select schools with a diverse student population, and where the need for support around equality and inclusion is most urgent.

Primary and post primary schools are eligible to apply, but priority will be given to schools with:

  • A high number of Traveller and/or Roma students, or schools who have no Traveller or Roma students, but who have demonstrated a commitment to working with those communities and celebrating their cultures;
  • A high population of migrant and refugee students; and
  • Diverse ethnicities represented in the student and teacher base.

Please do your best to outline the specific needs and challenges of your school in the application form, so that we can understand why you think your school community would benefit from our intervention



If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact:
Sian on 087 241 0258
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