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Apply for an Eco-Schools award today!

There are three levels of Eco-Schools Awards plus the Eco-Schools Ambassador role:

Green Flag
Eco-Schools Ambassador role

If you're interested in applying for one of our awards, it's a good idea to read through our Getting Started section first. The award criteria are linked closely to the Eco-Schools seven step framework, so by following the framework you will be covering the award criteria.

Eco-Schools has a particular focus on behaviour change, pupil leadership and whole-school involvement, therefore schools with impressive green credentials may not be eligible for the Green Flag, unless they have followed the Eco-Schools process.

In each case to apply for an Award you must first log in to the site with your email address and password, you can do that at the top right hand side of this page.  If you don't have your password please use the forgotten password link above.

It isn’t essential to apply for the Bronze and Silver awards before going for Green Flag, but, as these awards are designed to act as “stepping stones”, it is recommended. It also gives your Eco-Committee something to celebrate along the way – keeping everyone enthused!

The Bronze and Silver awards are attained by self-assessment online. The Green Flag award is different and involves your school being visited by a volunteer assessor who will assess your performance against the Green Flag criteria.

With the Eco-Schools Ambassador role we’re looking for inspirational flagship Green Flag schools that have fully addressed all nine Eco-Schools topics and are actively involved in the local community.

For a comprehensive guide to using our online application system, download the Eco-Coordinator's User Guide from our Programmes Materials page.