There are three award levels within the Eco-Schools programme:
The Bronze and Silver awards are self-assessed online and trust is placed on each school to complete this process. If your school meets the award criteria, log in to the website to apply online and download your Bronze or Silver certificate.
Green Flag applications can be completed online in the new School Zone (the preferred method) or can in special circumstances be submitted in writing/electronically and the school is also visited by fully trained assessors. Outdated/old versions of the paper application may no longer be accepted.
Once a school has been awarded the Green Flag it will need to reapply for the award every two years. First applications and renewals use the same application form. To download a Green Flag application form please go to the teacher resources page under the resources heading.
We accept Green Flag applications at any time throughout the year however below are some deadlines for applications if you would like to be assessed before a certain time of the year -
Whilst we are delighted to be able to offer Green Flag Assessments free of charge to all main-stream primary, post-primary, nursery, special and preparatory schools, there is a small charge of £200 for the Green Flag Assessment for private pre-schools, day nurseries and independent schools.