How it works

The Eco-Schools Programme follows a very simple international Seven Step process that forms the criteria for the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award.

The Eco-Schools Programme is pupil-led; involves hands-on, real-world learning and gets the whole school and the wider community involved in exciting environmental projects.  The programme provides you with FREE resources for each of the Seven Steps to help your school progress to the internationally recognised Eco-Schools Green Flag Award within 12 of registration. On top of this our experienced team are here to support you and can be contacted through out the year to answer your questions. Your school should not need to pay for additional support from third parties in order to achieve its Eco-Schools Green Flag.

Along the way, your school can achieve a Bronze Award, followed by a Silver Award, through self assessment. This provides recognition of the work your pupils have done towards their Eco-Schools Green Flag.

The programme covers ten topics-. Schools must cover one topic for the Silver Award, three topics to gain a first Green Flag and five topics for Green Flag renewals, every two years. All topics can be easily incorporated into school life and curriculum regardless of the age of your pupils. For inspiration please visit our Topic Supporters pages and check out our news section to find out what other schools are doing.

Enjoy your journey to Green Flag and beyond
The Eco-Schools team

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Interactive Eco-School

You can find a greener version of pretty much everything your school uses; pencils, carpets, uniforms, energy. Here you can investigate how you can ‘green’ your school

Interactive Eco-School