Sustainable schools


The Eco-Schools programme is a sustainable development award scheme running across primary and secondary schools.

Eco-Schools can help to:

  • Improve the school's environment
  • Reduce litter and waste 
  • Reduce energy and water use
  • Devise sustainable ways of travelling to and from school 
  • Promote healthy lifestyles 
  • Encourage active citizenship 
  • Build strong partnerships with a variety of community groups 
  • Develop international and global links

All our schools have been awarded an Eco-Schools (or greater) award since its introduction, with the awards handed out as follows:

  • 152 Bronze awards
  • 148 Silver awards
  • 100 Green Flags 

Our Countryside Rangers are the contact for schools working towards Eco-Schools status.

Reducing school waste