Questions about registration, renewal and cost.
How do I register with the Eco-Schools Programme?
Simply click register at the top, or bottom, of this page and you will be taken to the Eco-Schools portal. Then click ‘Register’ to enter your school?s details – this should take around 5 minutes. You can read more about the registration process here.
Is there a cost?
If a school, college or nursery chooses to apply for an Eco-Schools Green Flag there is a cost of £200+VAT. On this page is a more detailed explanation of the cost.
What types of schools can join the Eco-Schools Programme?
Any type of school can join Eco-Schools. This includes nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, specialist schools and pupil referral units. If you are unsure whether you are eligible to join the Eco-Schools programme please get in touch.
Can schools outside England join?
We only operate the Eco-Schools programme in England, so cannot register any institutions outside England. If you are in Scotland you can register here, Wales here, or Northern Ireland here – if you are in another country entirely get in touch with the Eco-Schools Global team here, who will be able to point you in the right direction.
Do you offer Eco-Schools Training?
Yes, if you go here you will be able to view all our free training dates.
How long does it take to achieve an Eco-Schools Green Flag?
Achieving an Eco-Schools Green Flag is designed to be done within one academic year. If you miss the application deadline, you can submit the following year using the previous year’s Eco-Schools work as evidence.
How often do schools, colleges and nurseries need to renew an Eco-Schools Green Flag?
The Eco-Schools Green Flag is an annual accreditation, meaning it needs renewing each academic year during the application window open from 1st May to 31st July. Click here for more information.
As a current Eco-Schools Green Flag accreditation holder, what do I need to do to renew my Eco-Schools accreditation?
The application process is streamlines for schools renewing their Eco-Schools Green Flag, and the criteria (viewable when logged in to your Eco-Schools account) is slightly different. You can find out more about renewing your Eco-Schools Green Flag here.
How do I check if my school, college or nursery is already registered?
Click ‘Register’ at the top of this page and then ‘Register’ again to enter your school’s details. If your school has an existing account, you will be added as the primary contact to your school’s existing account. If your school doesn’t have an existing account, you will be asked for the further details needed to create one.
If you are worried about overwriting the details of a previous Eco-Coordinator, please get in touch with the Eco-Schools Team here, who will be able to provide support.