Eco-Schools is an international award scheme administered in England by Keep Britain Tidy. The scheme guides schools to become environmentally aware and active.

The three Eco-Schools award levels  

There are three award levels through which schools can progress;

  • Bronze;
  • Silver; and the top
  • 'Green Flag'


Eco-Schools covers nine topics and encompasses much of the good work already being carried out in our schools:

  • biodiversity
  • energy
  • global citizenship
  • healthy living
  • litter
  • school grounds
  • travel
  • waste and
  • water

Read all about the benefits of taking part in the Eco-Schools programme. 

Become an Eco-School

Over 80% of Sutton schools are registered with Eco-Schools. If you are one of the few not yet signed up, you can visit the Eco-Schools website to get started.

Schools carry out an environmental review. This covers all nine topics and helps identify potential activities.

Schools will need to establish an Eco-Committee. This is a dedicated group of enthusiastic pupils to help drive the campaign. By your silver award, it's expected that the pupils will be beginning to run the committee themselves.