There are three levels to the internationally recognised Eco-Schools award scheme.


The Bronze Award is self-assessed and focuses on getting the Eco-Schools process set up so a school has everything in place to tackle the eco work that they have planned!


The Silver Award is self-assessed and builds on the Eco-Schools process established in the Bronze Award. Work at this stage must show evidence of progression towards the Green Flag.

Green Flag   

Unlike Bronze and Silver awards, the Green Flag is not self-assessed. The school will complete an application form and an Eco-Schools Assessor will visit your school to check whether you’ve met the criteria. In order to keep Green Flag status, schools will be required to renew their award every two years.

Schools achieve Platinum status once they have been awarded the Green Flag four times – demonstrating their long-term commitment to environmental education, student involvement and sustainability. Our Platinum schools are ranked amongst the best in the world on the Eco-Schools programme.