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Eco Schools Award

Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging 19.5 million children across 67 countries, making it the largest educational programme on the planet.

Eco-Schools is an award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of school life. Eco-Schools enhances our curriculum and gets the whole school united behind something important. Schools work towards gaining an internationally recognised award – the Green Flag award, which symbolises excellence in the field of environmental activity. 

Eco-Schools creates green behaviours in young people and those connected to them so that good habits learned in schools are followed through into homes and communities. What’s more, by addressing environmental issues in school and reducing waste, we’ll save money, which can be reinvested elsewhere.

Outdoor learning is a vital component in our approach enabling children to make the necessary connections between maintaining and enhancing their environment with a sustainable future.

Our children take part in weekly, termly and yearly activities which embed the habit of taking care of the environment from a very young age, and in doing so raise their understanding. Eco-Schools can fit into virtually all aspects of the curriculum and help to make learning, both inside and outside the classroom, fun and engaging.

If you would like to find out more about Eco-Schools, log on to: Eco Schools website      

Our Work towards the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award.


The CTS Eco-Committee

  • The school has identified an Eco-Committee consisting of pupils and adults which meets at least once every half-term.
  • Pupils share the responsibility with adults for running the committee (the level of responsibility expected depends on the age and ability of the pupils involved).
  • The Eco-Committee includes a governor representative.
  • Records are kept of meetings.

Environmental Review

  • The Eco-Committee has completed an Environmental Review covering nine of the Eco-Schools.(see below) 
  • Results of the review have been discussed by the Eco-Committee and communicated with the whole school. 

Action Plan

  • The Eco-Committee has produced a detailed Action Plan (see below). 
  • The plan includes timescales, targets and who is responsible.
  • The Eco-Committee has shared the plan with the rest of the school.

Linking to the curriculum

  • The school can show that a range of  environmental issues have been covered within curriculum work in all groups.
  • The school has created a sustainability curriculum map, showing how our curriculum work is underpinned by th UN's Sustainable Development Goals. 

Involving the whole school and wider community

  • The school has a prominent, designated notice board, detailing Eco-Schools activities.
  • The Eco-Committee regularly communicates Eco-Schools activities to the whole school and wider community (eg. via assemblies and newsletters)
  • The school has a digital noticeboard on the website that communicates our work to the whole community.

Monitoring and evaluation

  • The Eco-Committee monitors the effectiveness of Eco-Schools work (eg. via data collection, before and after photographs etc)

Our Eco-Code 

  • We have an agreed, adopted and displayed Eco-Code (see below)