Eco-Schools is an international award-scheme administered in England by Keep Britain Tidy. The scheme guides schools to becoming 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 benefits of taking part in the Eco-Schools programme

Become an Eco-School

Over 80% of Sutton schools are registered with Eco-Schools, but if you are one of the few not yet signed up, it's very simple. Visit Eco-Schools to get started. Schools carry out an environmental review which covers all nine topics and helps identify potential activities. Schools will need to establish an Eco-Committee - a dedicated group of enthusiastic pupils to help drive the campaign. It is expected that by your silver award, the pupils will be beginning to run the committee themselves.