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Eco Schools


Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life. 

Eco-Schools is one of five environmental education programmes run internationally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).  Children are the driving force behind Eco-Schools – they lead the eco-committee and help carry out an audit to assess the environmental performance of their school. Through consultation with the rest of the school and the wider community, it is the pupils that decide which environmental themes they want to address and how they are going to do it.


Schools work towards gaining one of three awards – Bronze, Silver and the prestigious Green Flag award.  Bronze and Silver are both self-accredited and Green Flag is externally assessed by Keep Britain Tidy. 


We are delighted to have already have received our bronze and silver awards as well as the final accreditation to be official named as a Green Flag Eco School.


To find out more information about Eco Schools, CLICK HERE.

Eco-Councillors 23/24

Eco-Schools Display

Eco Code

Our Awards

How do we achieve the award?


To achieve the award, there are 7 steps that we must follow. These are broken down into bronze, silver and then the Eco Green award.


Single Use Plastics


From 1st October 2023, the Government will ban the sell of certain Single Use Plastics (SUPs). To find out more about this, you can click the image below




As an Eco-School, we will actively discourage the use of any single use plastics in school. This means we ask for your support in sending children into school with refillable water bottles rather than those provided in SUP packaging.